Blago, Burris Kick Off SNL's '09

Comedian Jason Sudeikis is the Illinois gov's hair apparent
By Rebecca Smith Hurd,  Newser User
Posted Jan 11, 2009 11:14 AM CST

(Newser) Saturday Night Live doesn’t have Sarah Palin to ape anymore, so the cast started 2009 with new impressions of Rod Blagojevich, Roland Burris, and Rachel Maddow, the Huffington Post reports. Last night’s show began with Maddow (Amy Elliott) grilling wannabe-senator Burris (Keenan Thompson) and embattled Illinois governor Blagojevich (Jason Sudeikis, sporting a frightfully accurate wig).

Blago called his host by various wrong names—from Ellen to KD Lang—while cursing and making threats.