"I'm sure SNL [wishes] they were on the air right now," Fey said

By Patrick Gomez
Updated July 28, 2015 07:15 PM
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Tina Fey knows a thing or two about political humor.

As the woman who impersonated 2008 vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live, Fey believes the 2016 presidential election is going to provide a wealth of material for the NBC series.

“I’m sure SNL [wishes] they were on the air right now,” Fey told reporters at a Television Critics Association panel for her Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Tuesday.

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In particular, Fey feels Donald Trump‘s controversial candidacy is ripe for parody.

“I mean, it’s great for comedy,” she said.

Fey even has a good idea who should play Trump.

“I feel like next year at this time you’ll be doing a panel of just Darrell Hammond,” she said. “He’ll be given a lifetime achievement award for whatever sketches come our way.”