“Saturday Night Live” Hires Tina Fey to Play Michelle Obama

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New York, NY &#8212 Emmy-winning writer, actor and comedian Tina Fey (30 Rock) has agreed to return to Saturday

Night Live
for several episodes this season to play First Lady Michelle Obama.

"Tina’s Sarah Palin impersonation was ratings gold for us," said

SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels at a press conference announcing the news. "So when we started

writing skits about America’s new First Lady, we naturally thought of Tina."

Michaels admitted Fey expressed reservations about playing the First Lady when he first raised

the idea with her over dinner the night before, but says she changed her mind "after several

shots of tequila."

When asked by a reporter whether a black actress/comedian might be a more

appropriate choice, Michaels replied, "we don’t have any black women in

the cast, and Angelina Jolie wasn’t available."

Tina Fey, who was not at the press conference, has reluctantly confirmed the arrangement, but says she was under the impression the contract she

signed that night was a credit card receipt for mozzarella sticks.

When informed of the news at the christening of a local Coscto in Juneau, AK, Gov. Sarah Palin said she was relieved that someone else would be "the target of the liberal media elite" for a change, adding that she always suspected Michelle Obama of "palling around with comedians."

Michelle Obama could not be reached for comment.

This is a Fake Gay News post &#8212 part of series of satirical blog posts about entertainment. That means it’s (mostly) not true.

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