God, If You're Not Up There...: Tales of Stand-up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem

God, If You're Not Up There...: Tales of Stand-up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem

by Darrell Hammond


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As seen in Netflix's "Cracked Up: The Darrell Hammond Story", this groundbreaking memoir is a raw look inside the troubled life and mind of an American comic genius.

By turns poignant and hilarious, Hammond takes readers from the set of Saturday Night Live, where he was the show’s longest-tenured cast member, to the drug-ridden streets of Harlem and into the twisting corridors of his own unflaggingly humorous consciousness. Mingling behind-the-scenes stories from television’s best-loved comedy series with a dark look inside a world-class funnyman, God If You’re Not Up There, I’m F*cked is a book sure to resonate with anyone who shares a talent for performance, a love of comedy, or a desire to know how an artist can climb from the deepest despair to the very top of his profession.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062064561
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/30/2012
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 274,600
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Darrell Hammond is an award-winning actor and comedian who was a Saturday Night Live cast member for a record-setting fourteen years. He has also appeared on Broadway and in the dramatic television series Damages and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He recently received critical acclaim for his starring role in the one-man play Tru. He lives in New York City

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Prologue 1

Chapter 1 The Hall 5

Chapter 2 The Golden Years 21

Chapter 3 There's Something Wrong Here 45

Chapter 4 From Hell to Hell's Kitchen 57

Chapter 5 It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times 83

Chapter 6 God, If You're Not Up There 99

Chapter 7 Blood on the Floor 115

Chapter 8 What You Didn't See 133

Chapter 9 You Want Me to Go Where? 145

Chapter 10 I'll Show You Multiple Personality Disorder, Pal 151

Chapter 11 I Saw What You Did, and I Know Who You Are 171

Chapter 12 A Host of Hosts 179

Chapter 13 Politics for Dummies 197

Chapter 14 My Welcome Outstayed Me 207

Chapter 15 The Golden Years Redux 231

Chapter 16 I Mean It This Time 235

The Real Last Chapter: Honest 253

Acknowledgments 269

About the Author 273

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