Damn. Former SNL Star Jan Hooks Has Died


You always remember your first Saturday Night Live cast. For me it was Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz, Jan Hooks, Kevin Nealon, Phil Hartman, Dennis Miller, Al Franken, Victoria Jackson, Mike Myers…joined shortly thereafter by Chris Rock, David Spade, Ellen Cleghorne, Adam Sandler and Chris Farley.

Jan Hooks was to SNL what Jim Carrey was to In Living Color – she could do any impression you needed, any time. Since Jackson could only impersonate celebrities with voices similar to hers, Hooks was called on to do every white female celebrity, just as Carrey did every white male. Both nailed it every single time.

57 is too soon. I’ll leave you with my favorite thing she ever did, a bit that has grown on me every time I see it – it was before I knew her from SNL and the picture above should have clued you in…