Saturday, November 22, 2008

SNL looking to hire Black Obama

According to Gothamist, Lorne Michaels is in the process of auditioning black actors to play Barack Obama. The names floating around include Wyatt Cenac of The Daily Show, Jordan Peele of MadTV, 30 Rock's Donald Glover and Jordan Carlos of the Colbert Report.

I will miss Fred Armisen's Kermit-like Barack Obama, but I would love to see Wyatt Cenac or Jordan Carlos on!
Though, I don't think the fact that the person is blacker will change the fact that Barack Obama is difficult to make fun of.

Edit: Chicago Tribune says that when contacted, SNL said this story had no truth, saying "Fred is Obama."

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