I just answer to Lorne. I serve him. I am a soldier for Saturday Night Live so whatever he wants is fine with me. The way I started doing Obama was that Lorne called me into his office and said, “Why don’t you give Obama a try?” So however the show goes, whatever Lorne wants, all I can do is give my best.
Movieline interviewed Fred Armisen, and they asked him why he was still doing Obama rather than newcomer Jay Pharoah. His answer is humble and reasonable!And really, it’s not that big of a mystery. They’ll give Pharoah Obama eventually, I’m sure, but he’s still just a featured player and finding his footing on the show. Give ‘em time!