(BOSTON) — If the producers of Saturday Night Live want Mitt Romney to appear on their show, he has but one request — it better be funny.
In an exclusive interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, Romney denied he had already been approached to appear on the show, but said he thought a gig on the sketch show sounded “like a lot of fun.”
Romney said he was still deciding whether to appear on SNL, which almost weekly skewers the presumptive GOP nominee.
“I haven’t made a decision on that, just heard about it,” he told Sawyer on Monday when asked about the show’s invite. “Of course it would depend on the nature of the skit. I want it to be funny.”
Romney said he enjoys SNL comedian Jason Sudeikis’ slick-haired impersonation of him and even sets his DVR to record it.
“He’s very good, Jason’s very good,” Romney said of the SNL veteran.
Sudeikis has portrayed Romney since last summer, interpreting the former Massachusetts governor as buttoned up and stiff. In one sketch, Romney promises to go “raw and unleashed” and then just opens the button of his suit jacket.
Romney is not opposed to some good natured self mockery. Last December, he appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, introducing himself during a Top Ten List with the phrase: “What’s up, gangstas? It’s the M-I-double tizzle.”
Romney, known in his family as a practical joker, dodged Sawyer’s question as to whether he believed he was funnier than President Obama.
“I have no idea how funny he is in real life,” Romney said of the president.
Romney said he honed his sense of humor around the dinner table with his five sons.
“Most of our dinner table events were involving humor of one kind or another, most of which can’t be repeated on the air,” he said.
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