Jason Sudeikis: Mitt Romney sounds like a black comic imitating a white guy

The "SNL" star made appearances on "Conan" and "Meet the Press," where he was joined by co-star Fred Armisen

By Prachi Gupta
November 30, 2012 11:30PM (UTC)
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On last night's "Conan," "SNL" star Jason Sudeikis, who played both Mitt Romney and Joe Biden on the late night sketch show, said Mitt Romney's voice sounds basically like "when black stand-ups do a white guy voice":

O'Brien referenced today's clip of the comic on "Meet the Press's" Press Pass series, in which Sudeikis discussed the relationship between politics and comedy with co-star Fred Armisen, who played Barack Obama on SNL. Sudeikis called Romney disappointingly corny, saying, "That's us wishing he was aware of how corny he is. ... He is as bland as bland can be, at this point. He's like a butter sandwich. Unsalted butter. With the crusts cut off."


Watch the full discussion with David Gregory, below:

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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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