Former Saturday Night Live cast member Darrell Hammond, who holds the record for the longest tenure on the show, will return to NBC’s late-night sketch program as the new announcer. He will succeed SNL‘s original announcer Don Pardo who died in August at the age of 96. Hammond will begin his announcing tenure in Studio 8H when the 40th season premieres Sept. 27 with host Chris Pratt and musical guest Ariana Grande. Hammond left SNL in 2009 after 14 years. He was best known for his impressions of President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Donald Trump, Sen. John McCain, Sean Connery and Regis Philbin.
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