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'Saturday Night Live's' Obama impersonator approves of Arlington audiences

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According to "SNL's" Jay Pharoah, Arlington residents aren't "too sensitive" to enjoy his kind of comedy.

"People in Arlington don't have sticks up their butts. It's great," the comedian told The Washingtonian. He is returning for his third time to the Arlington Cinema N Drafthouse for three nights starting Friday.

Pharoah performed his Obama impersonation last week in front of the president at a fundraiser hosted by Harvey Weinstein.

"He was standing right there beside me while I was doing it," Pharoah told The Washingtonian. He said Obama declared his impersonation "pretty good."

"I was like, OK, that's enough for me," Pharoah said.

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