Jay Pharoah is playing Obama on SNL!

TV News | By on Sep 12th, 2012

FINALLY! Jay Pharoah, a guy that can actually impersonate Obama is going to play The President on Saturday Night Live. Fred Armisen has done his awful, awful shitty impression of Obama for too long now so glad they finally made the switch. SNL is going to look a little different this year since no more Wiig, Samberg and Elliot. Jason Sudekis is going to return to do his Mitt impression. If Mitt wins (noooooooo!), I doubt he will stay on to play Mitt for 4 years. The season premiere is this Saturday with Seth MacFarlane.

His name is Jay Pharoah, and we bet he approves this message.
In an interview with The New York Times, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels said that Pharoah would play President Obama on the show, stepping in for Fred Armisen, who has impersonated the President since 2008.


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