Will Tina Fey play Sarah Palin? ‘Saturday Night Live’ contemplates Palin skit


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The season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” could have a special guest: former cast member and writer Tina Fey, whose resemblance to a certain Republican vice presidential candidate has been widely noted.

Executive producer Lorne Michaels told reporters today that he’s considering doing a Sarah Palin skit on Saturday, and there are discussions about Fey returning to take the role. Writers are waiting to see what happens in Palin’s interview with ABC anchor Charles Gibson, which airs tonight and tomorrow.


A spokesman for “Saturday Night Live” said no decision has been made, and it’s likely there will be no announcement before the show airs. Clever strategy: looks like we’ll all have to tune in to find out.

Saturday’s host will be Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. Hmm ... now which political figure might he play?

UPDATE: Another familiar face making an appearance during the premiere: Sen. Barack Obama, who is scheduled to drop by for a cameo.

-- Matea Gold