Darrell Hammond played some very memorable characters on Saturday Night Live including Bill Clinton, Sean Connery and Chris Matthews. He’s also one of the masterminds behind the hugely successful FunnOrDie.com website, what may of his fans might not realize however is that Hammond fought and defeated addictions to both crack cocaine and alcohol.
Hammond reveals his demons in his new memoir God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m Fucked.
In the book he writed:
“I kept a pint of Remy in my desk at work. The drinking calmed my nerves and quieted the disturbing images that sprang into my head. When drinking didn’t work, I cut myself.”
According to the comedian his alcoholism eventually led to harder substances and eventually he began cutting himself before eventually smoking crack cocaine several times a day when into his 14th season on SNL
Darrell says in his book that after one extremely heavy drinking binge he was placed in a straight jacket and:
“My wife came, but I didn’t recognize her…I had to be creative about how I did it without other people catching on or letting it interfere with the work. At least too much…”
Hammond sent copies of his memoir to the Saturday Night Live cast last week and is currently awaiting their response, he told the Hollywood Reporter:
“I don’t have anything bad to say about anyone there. They all really went above and beyond the call for me.”
Anyone interested in picking up God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m Fucked can do so when it reaches store shelves on Nov. 18.