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2014-09-20 11:00

New York - A familiar face is taking over for a familiar voice at Saturday Night Live.

The show announced on Thursday that Darrell Hammond, who spent 14 years on SNL, will replace longtime announcer Don Pardo for the 27 September season opener.

Check Hammond out in action on SNL:

For all but one year of the NBC show's 40-year history, it was Pardo's voice that would announce the host, musical guest and cast members every week, and he continued the job even after he retired to Arizona. Pardo died at age 96 on 18 August.

Hammond was known for his impersonations of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore on the show.

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