SNL’s Obama Fun Facts

Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Lots of rumor spreading about SNL cast additions this week. Let’s break down one such addition with fun facts. Yay. Fun facts.

On the record, Lorne Michaels said he’d make a decision late Thursday. That’s…today.

Donald Glover performed his Barack Obama impersonation Tuesday night at Seth Herzog’s Sweet show. Herzog said it was "the best Obama" he’d seen. Of course, how many Obamas have we seen, anyhow? Which is why Lorne Michaels didn’t already have an Obama impersonator before today. Glover writes for 30 Rock, which connects him to Tina Fey, which connects him to…Baltimore? Glover’s comedy troupe, Derrick, will be performing live this Saturday night at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.

Wyatt Cenac may have recently joined Funny or Die, but his Obama "campaign posters" video originally found its way onto YouTube on Jan. 29, 2007.

Here’s another fact. Just because a comedy blog or message board says "they’ve heard" something to be true, doesn’t necessarily make it true. I’ve heard that some people want Jordan Carlos to get the SNL Obama gig. See what I just did there? Fun facts!

UPDATED (1:41 p.m.): Someone at Gawker is Facebook friends with Donald Glover, which reveals that fun facts are even funner when they’re factual! Rumors are tumors, people. Stay tuned for the funniest fact to be revealed soon enough.

Sean L. McCarthy

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