(CNN) – As the guessing game continues on who Saturday Night Live has tapped to play Barack Obama, Mike Huckabee said Friday night it’s clear who should play him.
"They were saying if I couldn't show up they were going to either get Brad Pitt or George Clooney," the Republican presidential candidate, who's set to appear on the show Saturday night, joked with reporters.
"People are always running into me at airports, aren't you Brad Pitt? I know I look just like him," Huckabee continued.
The show, which is set to return Saturday after a three month hiatus due to the writers strike, has frantically sought an actor to play the Democratic presidential frontrunner. Obama played himself in the show last November. (Related video: CNN's Jeanne Moos goes looking for an Obama lookalike)
Huckabee said he "wouldn't venture a guess" on who SNL Executive Producer Lorne Michiels will choose to play the Illinois senator.
– CNN's Alexander Marquardt contributed to this report