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Is Jay Pharoah 'SNL's' new Obama? Or Denzel Washington? Or Will Smith? Or all of the above?

September 9, 2010 |  6:18 pm


"Saturday Night Live" announced four new cast members Tuesday, including one Jay Pharoah, a comedian and impressionist the Washington Post is floating as a likely replacement for Fred Armisen as the show's President Barack Obama.

Check out Pharoah's Obama impersonation above, and his Denzel Washington and Will Smith, below, and weigh in with your comments -- could Pharoah keep up, comedically, with the likes of Will Ferrell's President George W. Bush?

By the way, the other three new faces belong to Vanessa Bayer, Paul Brittain and Taran Killam, and the season opener will be hosted by alum and new mom Amy Poehler. Gone are Will Forte and Jenny Slate.

For the record, Pharoah wouldn't tip off the Post about any presidential hopes, so you'll have to decide for yourself.

 -- Christie D'Zurilla

 The Associated Press contributed to this report.