God, If You're Not Up There, I'm F*cked by Darrell Hammond
Tales of Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem

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6 Critic Reviews

If You’re Up There is gripping. Too often...it loses that thread and starts recounting accomplishments like it’s checking off a grocery list.
-AV Club

Synopsis

Tina Fey’s Bossypantsmeets David Carr’s The Night of the Gun in Darrell Hammond’sgroundbreaking memoir, God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m F*cked—a raw look inside the troubled life and mind of anAmerican comic genius. By turns poignant and hilarious, Hammond takes readersfrom the set of Saturday Night Live, where he was the show’slongest-tenured cast member, to the drug-ridden streets of Harlem and into thetwisting corridors of his own unflaggingly humorous consciousness. Minglingbehind-the-scenes stories from television’s best-loved comedy series with adark look inside a world-class funnyman, God If You’re Not Up There,I’m F*cked is a book sure to resonate with anyonewho shares a talent for performance, a love of comedy, or a desire to know howan artist can climb from the deepest despair to the very top of his profession.
 

About Darrell Hammond

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Darrell Hammond is an award-winning actor and comedian, and was a regular on Saturday Night Live for a record-setting fourteen seasons, from 1995 to 2009, where he earned a reputation as a master of celebrity voices and impressions. During his long run, he became famous for his acclaimed send-ups of President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Senator John McCain, among nearly 100 other figures. He lives in New York, where he continues to perform new material at the Comedy Cellar, a little too far for his tastes from his daughter Mia, who lives in Florida with her mother.
 
Published November 8, 2011 by Harper. 355 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for God, If You're Not Up There, I'm F*cked
All: 6 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 2

Examiner

Excellent
on Nov 28 2011

“God, If Your Not Up There, I’m F*cked” is a raw, emotional and, often times, hysterical look at the life of an ordinary man with extraordinary talent.

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AV Club

Below average
on Dec 21 2011

If You’re Up There is gripping. Too often...it loses that thread and starts recounting accomplishments like it’s checking off a grocery list.

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City Book Review

Good
Reviewed by Jamais Jochim on Mar 09 2012

It is written in a personable manner, as if the reader were sharing a drink with Hammond as he described his life.

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Kepler's

Good
on Mar 07 2013

Throughout, Hammond lays bare the real inner workings of an iconic television show.

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Las Vegas Weekly

Below average
on Nov 16 2011

In the end, it gets an A for content, B for attempt, F for execution.

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The Spit Take

Good
on Nov 08 2011

God does venture into some interesting technical detail regarding how Hammond approaches impressions.

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