Sarah Palin’s New Gig: Late-Night Comedian

by | March 2, 2010 at 9:26 PM | The Tonight Show

Sarah Palin (London Entertainment/Splash News)

Sarah Palin (London Entertainment/Splash News)

BURBANK, Calif.

Sarah Palin says she’s going to play Tina Fey in an upcoming Las Vegas show.

Just kidding.

The former Republican vice presidential nominee turned into a standup comic on Jay Leno’s ‘Tonight Show‘ stage Tuesday, dropping one-liners about the White House, Congress and Fey – the ‘Saturday Night Live‘ star known for her impression of the former Alaska governor.

Palin says the White House health care plan reminds her of acrobatic flips done on a snowboard. And she jokes that it’s so cold in Alaska it’s “5 degrees below Congress’ approval rating.”

And she poked fun at herself too.

Palin told Leno’s audience she planned to speak at a gun-rights convention and warned them, “Be there or else.”

Palin’s remarks were taped for broadcast later Tuesday.

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