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How George W. Bush Inspired Darrell Hammond's Colonel Sanders Impression

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.01.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Darrell Hammond is the new face of KFC, and he told HuffPost Live that former President George W. Bush had an important hand in shaping his Colonel Sa...

How Darrell Hammond Keeps The Spirit Of Don Pardo Alive As 'SNL' Announcer

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.29.2015 | Entertainment

Darrell Hammond's new gig playing Colonel Sanders in ads for Kentucky Fried Chicken is just one thing keeping him busy these days. The "Saturday Night...

How 'SNL' Perfected The Art Of Political Satire

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment

The new documentary "Live From New York!" chronicles the undying cultural relevance of "Saturday Night Live," a sketch comedy show that simply wouldn'...

Darrell Hammond Replacing Don Pardo As 'SNL' Announcer

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 09.18.2014 | Comedy

Former "SNL" cast member Darrell Hammond returns to his old stomping grounds this season when he assumes the role of announcer, replacing long-time vo...

Movie Review: Man of Tai Chi

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The story is the time-honored trope of the martial artist who must decide between selling his abilities for money or using them to pursue spiritual goals. Can he find his way back to his own values once he's gone over to the dark side of raw capitalism?

GOP Rep. Disses Reporters At RNC

Posted 08.28.2012 | Media

Congressman Darrell Issa complained about the media covering the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, calling them "the second string." "I w...

'SNL' Election Predictions

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold & Katla McGlynn | Posted 08.21.2012 | Comedy

The only people working harder than the Romney and Obama campaign staffs for the next few months are the cast, writers, producers and production crew ...

Making Civic Data Useful: The Civic Data Challenge

Jake Brewer | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Jake Brewer

The challenge of making use of the valuable data all around us to make our cities (and country) smarter, cleaner, safer, and more vibrant is one that we'll continue to get better at as a society for years to come -- but no time like the present to get started.

WATCH: SNL Mocks Trump Debate With Greta Van Susteren Opening

Posted 12.13.2011 | Comedy

Donald Trump's scheduled GOP debate may be slowly driving off a cliff as we speak, but that didn't stop SNL from taking a few well-placed jabs at the ...

WATCH: Chris Matthews And Darrell Hammon Have A 'HA!'-Off

Posted 01.10.2012 | Media

It's always interesting to see public figures side-by-side with the comedians who parody them on "Saturday Night Live." That's exactly what happened o...

WATCH: Mike Tyson As Herman Cain

Posted 01.08.2012 | Comedy

Funny Or Die launched their 2012 Election coverage today, Election Day 2011, under the branding "Live Funny Or Die," a nod to "Live Free or Die," a Re...

Nicki Gostin

Darrell Hammond Reveals Abusive Childhood In New Book | Nicki Gostin | Posted 01.07.2012 | Celebrity

In God, If You're Not Up There, I'm F*cked, Darrell Hammond offers an unbelievably raw and powerfully honest account of his life. The gifted comedian,...

Former 'SNL' Star Reveals Alcoholism, Crack Habit & Cutting

Posted 12.24.2011 | Entertainment

Renowned for his impressions of other people, Darrell Hammond spent his off-hours doing everything he could to keep from feeling the deep pain of his ...

David Mamet's Romance at Bay Street: A Review

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

You know you are in David Mamet's world when the expletives fly rapid fire, one distasteful zinger after another, breaking every taboo. You laugh, and...

The Promise of Play: A Report from the 2010 Aspen Institute Ideas Festival

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

There is no doubt that "play" is under appreciated, even misunderstood. So it was significant to me that the Aspen Institute Ideas Festival boldly embraced play and added a whole track to its agenda called "the promise of play."

Top 5 Most Surprising Comedians to Perform at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

While no comedians before have matched the level of opposition and intrigue that Colbert and Leno generated more recently, this list of prior entertainers at the press dinner might amaze you.

Ryan Grim

SNL 'Presidents' Reunite For Video Pushing Wall Street Reform (WATCH) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Will Ferrell, Fred Armisen, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Dana Carvey and Darrell Hammond, the Saturday Night Live actors who have played every American ...

Creepy Comedians: 10 Funny Men Who've Played Bad Guys On "Law & Order" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

"Law & Order" has been on a comedian kick of late featuring Michael Showalter, Jim Gaffigan and Rob Corddry as antagonists in this, their 20th season....

"SNL" Skewers Lou Dobbs After Host Quits CNN (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" went after Lou Dobbs this week, claiming he retired from CNN because he thinks the "C" stands for the Spanish word "si." Dobbs, ...

"Bill Clinton" Talks Megan Fox, His Secret Tapes, And Monica Lewinsky On 'Weekend Update' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Darrell Hammond reprized his role as Bill Clinton last night on SNL's "Weekend Update." He sat down with host Seth Meyers to discuss the Clinton Tapes...

All The President's Men: SNL's Commander-In-Chief Impressions From The 70's To Today (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 02.14.2012 | Comedy

As we here at HuffPost await the September 26th return of "Saturday Night Live," we take you back to the beginning when Chevy Chase made Ford look foo...

SNL: Amy Poehler's Hillary Clinton On Secretary Of State Selection (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

She's back! To the delight of viewers, new-mom Amy Poehler returned to "Saturday Night Live," reprising her role as Hillary Clinton to address her ...

Will Ferrell SNL Season Finale: George Bush, Dick Cheney (Darrell Hammond) Reunite (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The fact that former Vice President Dick Cheney has been going on a media blitz criticizing President Barack Obama has not escaped the sharp eyes of S...

SNL: Dick Cheney's Exit Interview With Diane Sawyer (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Saturday Night Live" opened with Diane Sawyer interviewing outgoing VP Dicky Cheney. No matter what he's asked, Cheney regrets nothing. Starting w...

SNL's Presidential Bash: Palin, Edwards, Biden, McCain And More (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"Saturday Night Live" had a Monday night, Election Eve special Presidential Bash. All the candidates stopped by, from the real Sarah Palin and John Mc...