Pete Buttigieg’s impression of Mike Pence is worthy of ‘Saturday Night Live’

Former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg helped prepare vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris for Wednesday’s debate with vice president Mike Pence. And right after that, he appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” where he showed off his perfect Pence impression. “The scary thing is he's pretty comfortable telling a lie and in a calm, reassuring voice that would make you think what he was saying was God's honest truth,” said Buttigieg as he slipped into Pence’s voice. Pence was the governor of Indiana while Buttigieg was mayor of South Bend, so he got to know him fairly well. In fact his impersonation of the vice president is so good, Colbert thinks he might find a new gig on “Saturday Night Live.”

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STEPHEN COLBERT: Who played the fly in the mock debates?

[LAUGHS]

PETE BUTTIGIEG: I gotta say the fly was the only thing that we-- that we didn't think about or contemplate. That, and just how often Pence would interrupt the moderator-- that was the other thing that took me by surprise.

KYLIE MAR: Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg helped prepare vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris for Wednesday's debate with Vice President Mike Pence. And right after that, he appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," where he showed off his perfect Pence impression.

PETE BUTTIGIEG: And the scary thing is he's-- he's pretty comfortable telling a total lie in just a very calm reassuring voice that would make you think that what he was saying was God's honest truth.

KYLIE MAR: Pence was the governor of Indiana, while Buttigieg was mayor of South Bend, so he got to know him fairly well. In fact, his impersonation of the vice president is so good, Colbert thinks he might find a new gig on Saturday nights.

PETE BUTTIGIEG: Sometimes, I'll just be doing like a regular news hit or something after a day of prep, and I'll just get into that, you know--

(MIMICKING MIKE PENCE) I truly do believe that the broad-shouldered leadership of this president--

I mean, that's what--

STEPHEN COLBERT: Don't stop. Don't stop. I'm sure SNL is looking for somebody.