Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
NBC's Saturday Night Live will premiere its 38th season this Saturday. "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane will host Saturday with Frank Ocean along with John Mayer as the musical guest.
But here is a bit of a surprise. Saturday Night Live's Jay Pharoah In As Obama, Taran Killam To Play Paul Ryan?:
This SNL season premiere will also see cast member Jay Pharoah taking over Barack Obama duties from Fred Armisen, who has played the Commander-In-Chief since 2008.
Armisen's Obama has always been even mannered and quite nerdy, and if you have seen any YouTube clips of Pharoah taking Obama BP, you will know that his is more boisterous, the Obama we have seen on the campaign trail this year.
Pharoah's impersonations have always been impeccable and biting, and long-time fans of the show say that they remind him of Eddie Murphy's earliest appearances of SNL.
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Jason Sudeikis, who was on the bubble to return to SNL this season until Wednesday, will be back as Romney. One can't help but that if Mittens loses in November if Sudeikis will be scarce from then on around the show.
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[N]ow that Mitt Romney has named his vice presidential running mate, that position should be filled by cast member Taran Killam, though Bill Hader's name was also brought up too.
Killam looks like he will make a great Ryan, but I sorta wish that Andy Samberg was still on board to play the congressman from Wisconsin as the evil frat-boy that he seems.
They should have plenty of material to catch up on from the summer hiatus.
UPDATE: Samuel L. Jackson is planning to film a new ad for President Obama, the New York Post reports:
Samuel L. Jackson will film a provocative spot supporting President Obama’s re-election bid as early as tomorrow — telling voters to “Wake the f--k up, Vote for Obama.”
The ad is a riff on Jackson’s viral video “Go the F--k to Sleep,” where he narrates a children’s book written by Adam Mansbach.
According to the Post, the Jewish Council for Education and Research Super PAC is paying for the ad which hits YouTube on Sept. 24.