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Sunday, 30 November 2008

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Tina Fey works on her Obama impersonation

Tina Fey will take over the role of Barack Obama on Saturday Night Live. Fred Armisen has been playing Obama on the show, but he's never clicked with audiences.

The show was looking for a way to work her back in since Sarah Palin is now dropping off radar screens. Fey is not expected to appear as Palin on SNL in the near future.

Armisen was widely considered a failure as Obama. There were a number of concerns, mainly that Armisen is white, but that he wasn't funny as Obama, and that there's just nothing funny about Obama.

Lorne Michaels and the SNL team are hopeful that Fey will bring a dynamic new interpretation of Obama. Some expected that the show would bring in a black comedian. Chris Rock was reportedly considered, but focus groups said Rock couldn't capture Obama's true spirit.

While there was no official comment from SNL or Fey, inside sources did confirm that there would be no Tina Fey nude scenes.

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