Palin in New York for 'SNL' performance

Other News Materials 19 October 2008 00:52 (UTC +04:00)

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin arrived Saturday afternoon in New York to prepare for her appearance on NBC's 'Saturday Night Live."

She will head to NBC headquarters at Rockefeller Center for an afternoon of rehearsals before making her much-anticipated debut, reported CNN.

An aide to Palin said Saturday that "there are multiple scripts," but would not elaborate.

"Things are in the works," said Palin spokesperson Tracey Schmitt. "Stay tuned."

As of Friday evening, Palin had yet to see a script for the sketch show, according to another campaign adviser.

On Thursday, multiple sources told CNN that Palin planned to appear on the hit show.

"Saturday Night Live" has featured three opening skits in which former cast member and Palin lookalike Tina Fey portrays the Alaska governor.

It was not known whether Fey also will appear on Saturday night's program.

The live comedy program airs on NBC at 11:30 p.m. ET.

Fey first appeared as Palin for the show's season premiere last month in a sketch with SNL cast member Amy Poehler, who played Sen. Hillary Clinton.

Fey reprised her role as Palin two weeks later, again alongside Poehler, who played CBS's Katie Couric in a parody of Palin's interview with the CBS anchor earlier that week.

Earlier this week, Palin told reporters that she'd love to appear on the show with Fey, The Associated Press reported.

"I love her, she's a hoot and she's so talented," Palin said, according to the AP.

"It would be fun to meet her, imitate her and keep on giving her new material."