Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bloomberg On SNL: Why Wasn't I On SNL?

Mayor Bloomberg is not insulted that he was ridiculed on Saturday Night Live -- but is a little miffed that he wasn't picked for the part.

Our Erin Einhorn reports:

"[SNL Producer Lorne Michaels] does not need to go and get somebody to impersonate me," Bloomberg said Monday, while noting that he and Michaels took in a Yankees game together two weeks ago.

"I have my SAG card," Hizzoner said. "I've done this a number of times, and I think he'd find that my agent could negotiate a rate with him that he could afford."

The live-from-New-York comedy series opened its show over the weekend with comedian Fred Armisen portraying Bloomberg in a mock City Hall press conference about the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Armisen mocked the mayor's Boston accent, his fixation on health issues like smoking and trans fats and even took a shot at one of the mayor's biggest blunders during the botched blizzard clean up last winter -- when he urged New Yorkers to wait out the storm by taking in a Broadway show.

Armisen's Bloomberg had the same advice for protesters in New York for Occupy Wall Street: "While you're here, why not cap off a day of protests with dinner at one of New York's many world class restaurants?" the Armisen Bloomberg said. "Or take in a Broadway show like 'Mary Poppins,' currently at the New Amsterdam Theater?"

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