Darrell Hammond to perform at Green Valley Ranch Station

Jul 9, 2002 3:29 AM

Saturday Night Live cast member Darrell Hammond is set to perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Green Valley Ranch Station Casino’s Estancia Events Center. Tickets are $27.50 and $37.50 (plus tax and fees) and can be purchased through tickets.com or at any Station Casinos Boarding Pass Rewards Center. For more information, call (702) 617-7777.

Hammond is best known for his dead-on portrayals of Bill Clinton and Al "Lock Box" Gore. He’s also perfected the art of being Ted Koppel, Dan Rather, Sean Connery, Jesse Jackson and Richard Dreyfus, among others. The Florida native’s pursuit of show business success began after graduation from the University of Florida, Gainesville. He spent several years in New York appearing in off-Broadway productions and honing his stand-up comedy skills in local clubs.

But, he’s more than just a pretty face. Hammond earned rave reviews for his performance as an intense albeit deranged criminal defense attorney on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU. He’s also appeared on Third Rock from the Sun as well as the feature films, The Devil and Daniel Webster with Sir Anthony Hopkins and Alex Baldwin, Blues Brothers 2000 and Disney’s Celtic Pride. He also "voiced" the character of Master Little in Disney’s animated film, The King and I.