Saturday Night Live's New Black Cast Member Won't Wrest Obama Duty From Fred Armisen
One more year! One more year! According to the New York Times, Fred Armisen will retain his status as in-house Barack Obama imitator on Saturday Night Live this season, despite the presence of newly hired African-American comedian (and possibly superior Obama impersonator) Jay Pharoah. Below, compare the two impressions and also find out which former cast member will host the season premiere on Sept. 25.
Here's Armisen's Obama...
...and here's Pharoah's:
Time to play Lorne Michaels from the comfort of your own desk: Who would you chose?
In other Saturday Night Live news: former SNL star Amy Poehler will host the premiere with musical guest Katy Perry. Meanwhile, the Times confirms that Jenny Slate will not return for a second season. Boo! Sorry Lorne, I don't f***ing love you for that one.
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