Darrell Hammond Says He Did a Lot of Drugs at SNL

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His new memoir, God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m Fucked, includes more tales of the legendary behind-the-scenes debauchery at SNL — though in Hammond’s case, the drug and alcohol use was apparently more of a solo effort. “I’d started adding an obscene amount of cocaine to my binges,” he says at one point. “I had to be creative about how I did it without other people catching on or letting it interfere with the work. At least too much.” He also writes about spending time in a Harlem crack house after a 2009 relapse (during his fourteenth and final season), as well as the psychological struggles that contributed to his alcoholism and self-harming. Hammond, for his part, has only nice things to say about his SNL castmates. “They all really went above and beyond the call for me.” [Page Six/NYP]