Iman Crosson for Prez... on SNL: Bloggers

Should he be Fred Armisen's replacement?

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 27, 2008 12:09 PM CST

(Newser) – The race to find a new comedian to impersonate president-elect Barack Obama on Saturday Night Live continues, reports ABC News, and bloggers such as Andrew Sullivan and Anovelista have the man for the job. Meet Iman Crosson, whose Obama imitations can be found on his YouTube AlphaCat channel.

Atlantic blogger Ta-Nehisi Coates had this to say for Crosson: “You don't have to be black to do a good impersonation of a black dude. I like Darrell Hammond's Jesse Jackson a lot more than Keenan Thompson's Al Sharpton—but you do have to be good. Andrew nominated this cat awhile back. I thought he was decent, but then I saw this video. Awesome." Check out the awesomeness, a parody of TI’s "Whatever You Like," in the video embedded at left.

  (Alphacat)
Iman Crosson as Barack Obama.
Iman Crosson as Barack Obama.   (YouTube)
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Iman Crosson parodies Obama with a rendition of T.I.'s 'Whatever You Like.'   (HoodUpBeats)
Iman Crosson impersonates Barack Obama preparing for a debate with John McCain during.   (Alphacat)

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