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Darrell Hammond at Zanies

Come to Zanies Night Club in Chicago’s Old Town to see comic genius Darrell Hammond November 1 and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park!

Darrell Hammond is an actor, stand-up comedian, and impressionist known for his long stint on Saturday Night Live and his spot-on impression of former president Bill Clinton. He was a regular on Saturday Night Live (SNL) from 1995 until 2009, making his the longest tenure of any cast member. He made a name for himself with his impressions, notably of Bill Clinton and Ted Koppel, and has impersonated more than 107 celebrities, an SNL record.

Darrell Hammond became a part of the Saturday Night Live (SNL) cast in 1995 and remained until 2009, which is the longest tenure of any cast member. Hammond also holds the SNL record for impersonating more celebrities than any other cast member (107 and counting, including his frequent guest appearances since leaving the show). He has also said the show’s opening catchphrase, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” more times than any other SNL cast member.

Hammond is best known on the show for his impression of former president Bill Clinton, which came to define Bill Clinton in American media culture nearly as much as Clinton’s actual persona. He also did memorable impressions of Al Gore, Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, Phil Donahue, Ted Koppel, John Travolta, Jesse Jackson, Geraldo Rivera, and Sean Connery, the last of which was through recurring Celebrity Jeopardy! skits.

Zanies Night Club is located at 1548 North Wells Street in Old Town. For tickets, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Darrell Hammond at Zanies Night Club experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.