SNL dress rehearsal to reveal Obama

Soon enough we’ll have our answer to the SNL Obama question, as the cast and audience get ready for the Saturday Night Live dress rehearsal.

The Huffington Post’s Rachel Sklar reported that Lorne Michaels formally auditioned three outside candidates: MAD-TV’s Jordan Peele, 30 Rock writer and Derrick sketch/improv trouper Donald Glover, and stand-up (and Stephen Colbert’s "black friend") Jordan Carlos.

There’s also a potential insider surprise in Fred Armisen. His roster of impersonations already includes Prince. If it’s Armisen, be sure to 1) hear a lot of debates and arguments about it, and 2) read what Armisen has to say about it on his SNL blog.

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