Nearly an SNL Cast Member
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Back in 2008, Peele was linked to the job of portraying Barack Obama on Saturday Night Live. It was during the Writers Guild of America strike, and Peele nearly jumped ship from Mad TV to SNL. In the end, Peele didn’t make the cut, and the role was awarded to Fred Armisen, and then later, Jay Pharoah.