Great news, guys! Tina Fey told The Associated Press that she will host Saturday Night Live in April! The question everyone wants answered is “will she reprise her famous impression of Sarah Palin?”.
“It’s inevitable that we’ll try it, at least,” Fey said in an interview Tuesday. “We’ll see if it makes it to air.”
Officials at the NBC sketch show wouldn’t comment; SNL generally doesn’t discuss any planned sketches, given that much can change even in the hours before show time. Fey’s performances as the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate were an icon of the 2008 campaign and drew huge ratings for SNL.
Fey made four appearances on the show as Palin, earning her an Emmy in September for guest actor. She was also voted 2008′s AP Entertainer of the Year. The comedian said the whole experience was “a little overwhelming.”
“It was the strangest thing that’s ever happened to me,” Fey said. “I’ve never had anything fall in my lap like that. Everything is usually me trying to convince the people of Earth that it’s OK for me to perform. … That felt like the opposite.”
The 39-year-old Fey was a head writer and cast member of SNL before leaving to create the sitcom 30 Rock, on which she stars. She also stars alongside Steve Carell in the big-screen comedy Date Night, which will be released April 9.