Stars Mourn Don Pardo
The comedy world is mourning Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo, who died Monday at age 96. He had worked with the show for nearly 40 years, and a number of comedians took to Twitter to note that having the legendary broadcaster say their name was a rite of passage.
Read the tributes below. We'll be updating this post as they come in.
Very sad to hear of the passing of my old friend Don Pardo - truly one the all-time greats. #RIPDonPardo— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) August 19, 2014
RIP Don Pardo. A voice that meant so much. http://t.co/X4q9TeHVbO— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) August 19, 2014
rip to the most golden voice of all golden voices. SNL's and your very own Don Pardo.— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) August 19, 2014
On Sept 13th 2008 I heard Don Pardo say my name for the first time. I cried until the 16th. Thanks Don. I owe you a coffee.— Bobby Moynihan (@bibbymoynihan) August 19, 2014
one of the greatest joys of my life was hearing don pardo call my name for the first time. this is a great article: http://t.co/h2ity6YpyF— Aidy Bryant (@aidybryant) August 19, 2014
Don Pardo said my name only 3 times but I guarantee those will be some of the first things I brag to my son about one day. RIPDonPardo— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) August 19, 2014
Don Pardo can now really be the voice of god. #RIP— marc maron (@marcmaron) August 19, 2014
Don Pardo was a lovely gentleman.— Dennis Miller Show (@DennisDMZ) August 19, 2014