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Lorne Michaels on the Possibility of Mitt Romney Hosting Saturday Night Live

Following in the grand tradition of political players who have appeared on Saturday Night Live, all-but-confirmed Republican nominee Mitt Romney may go on the late night show — though not until next season. During a conference call with reporters, SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels admitted they’ve been trying to get the former governor of Massachusetts on for some time, Huffington Post reports.

“We talked six to eight weeks ago and at the time there was some interest," said Michaels. "There are only three shows left [this season] and it's pretty jam-packed […] Maybe in the fall, but that depends on his availability.”

While many other candidates have appeared on SNL during their run for the presidency, including Barack Obama, none have hosted since Steve Forbes did so in 1996. The billionaire’s opening monologueconsisted of jokes highlighting his enormous wealth. The Daily Show has already proven the same formula is pretty hilarious when it comes to Mitt Romney.

Source: Huffington Post

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05.3.2012 / 03:19 AM EDT by Wetpaint Staff
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