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328 Star Starred
Chicago Improv of Schaumburg
5 Woodfield Mall Road Schaumburg, IL 60173
847-240-2001
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Casual
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Decent and large portions
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Free parking lot; can be difficult to find a close spot
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A regular on “Saturday Night Live” from 1995 to 2009, Darrell Hammond is the longest-running cast member in the show’s history. His impressions have been applauded by television critics and viewers alike for their uncanny accuracy and range. After playing President Bill Clinton throughout most of his time in office, Hammond played practically the entire Bush Administration from Vice President Dick Cheney to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld — sometimes in the same sketch. Hammond impersonated Vice President Al Gore in a performance so telling that it was used as a reference in preparation for the 2000 Presidential debates.

Other political highlights include Jesse Jackson, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Hammond has also played media figures including Dan Rather, Ted Koppel, Geraldo Rivera, Bob Costas, Bill Kurtis, Tim Russert, Phil Donahue, Bill O’Reilly, Aaron Brown and Chris Matthews of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” as well as celebrities such as Donald Trump, Regis Philbin (for which he won a “Relly” award from Regis himself), Sean Connery and Jay Leno.

In April 1997, Hammond was applauded in the media for his dead-on impression of President Clinton during a surprise appearance with the President himself at an event before thousands of government officials and members of the Washington Press Corps. He returned to D.C. to perform as himself for newly elected President George W. Bush at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2001. He has also performed for Vice President Cheney, Secretary Rumsfeld and countless Senators.

For the last several years, Hammond has been performing stand-up comedy and impressions in New York and throughout the country. On film, he has been seen in the feature films “Scary Movie 3,” “New York Minute,” and “Agent Cody Banks.” He has also lent his vocal talents to the animated version of “The King and I.” On television, Hammond has guest starred on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Las Vegas” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” and is a regular guest on NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” as well as the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

About the Ticket Supplier: Chicago Improv of Schaumburg

The Improv recently opened the doors of its 25th club. This spectacular new club seats 500, with a corporate skybox accommodating up to 50 people, a corporate meeting room, and a first class dinner menu with a full bar. From the state of the art sound system to the nation's top headliners, Chicago-area residents and visitors can now see firsthand our commitment to delivering the ultimate comedy experience.