Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tonight: Darrell Hammond at House of Blues

Posted By Google on Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 1:45 PM

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Back for an encore, Darrell Hammond, he of Saturday Night Live and last year's best Fresh Air interview fame, joins the All-Star Comedy Revue at House of Blues tonight.

Host Leon Blanda also gathers local comics Dane Faucheux, "Principal Daniels" (CJ Hunt), and Chris Trew, with house band Adam Bock and the Wheels of Fortune — and it's a free show.

Hammond's best-selling 2011 memoir God, If You're Not Up There, I'm F—ed paints a haunted portrait of the long-tenured SNL alum and comic kingpin. (Read a generously long excerpt here.)

Hammond starred as the resident impressionist on SNL for more than a decade, beginning with a freshman class that included Will Ferrell and David Koechner (and writer Adam McKay), and leaving the show as current cast members Bobby Moynihan and Abby Elliott joined the fray. His Al Gore, Sean Connery, Donald Trump and Bill Clinton impressions were among the more than 100 he performed on the show.

His heartbreaking memoir (and subsequent interview with Terry Gross) details his mother's violent outbursts of abuse, addictions, his self-cutting (often before stepping on stage), and personal breakdowns.

The All-Star Comedy Revue begins 8 p.m. tonight at House of Blues. Admission is free.

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