In his memoir slated to come out on November 8th, God, If You're Not Up There, I'm Fucked, Darrell Hammond writes about the not-so-funny side of his life: his battles with crack, cocaine, alcohol, and self-harm. Famous for his dead-on impressions of Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, and of course, Sean Connery for Saturday Night Live, it turns out that all the while Hammond "kept a pint of Remy in [his] desk at work."
Since everyone wants to read about famous people with drug problems, the internet has been picking out the juicier nuggets found in the preview pages of the book. These include tales of Hammond being carried out of NBC in a straitjacket in 1998, and his failed attempt at rehab that ended up with him in a crack den in Harlem in 2009.
This will certainly be a striking contrast from the last SNL-vet memoir, Tina Fey's Bossypants, but it sounds like, despite the heavy material he's dealing with, Hammond's comic wit will hopefully be what makes the book not-just-another-salacious-drug-saga. After all, as proven in David Carr's drug memoir, The Night of the Gun (to which the publisher has compared Hammond's memoir), sometimes humor is found in the darkest of places.
Anyway, here's a video of Darrell Hammond as John McCain (with Tina Fey's Sarah Palin and Will Ferrell's George W. Bush) to cheer everybody up.