(CNN) – The role of President Barack Obama will be played by a different actor this season on the comedy program "Saturday Night Live," the show's head writer said Thursday.
In an interview on NBC's "Today Show," writer Seth Meyers acknowledged that Jay Pharoah, who is in his third year on the program, would be playing the president, while the actor who has played Obama since 2008, Fred Armisen, will continue on the show.
President Obama has just one public event on his schedule Friday, an event with the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams on the White House South Lawn at 9:30 AM. The president will also have lunch with the Vice President in the private dining room, where foreign policy will no likely be a topic of conversation. In the evening, Obama will attend a fundraiser at a private residence in Washington DC.
Press Secretary Jay Carney will brief the press at 11:15 AM.
Here's the schedule as released by the White House: FULL POST