Darrell Hammond Will Succeed Don Pardo as the Voice of ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Don Pardo was 57 when he uttered the very first “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” in 1975. He continued his role as announcer until May’s Season 39 finale. And after passing away in August at the age of 96, Pardo will be succeeded by Darrell Hammond, one of the only people on earth with an SNL history as lengthy as Pardo’s. Hammond filled in for Pardo on several occasions, doing an impression he remembered fondly in a recent chat with Grantland. But the impressions are over — come September 27, the voice of SNL is all Hammond.

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