SANTA!! Okay, not the real one, but Buddy's manager at Gimbels, who had to take over the role after Buddy got in a fight with the first one (the one who sat on a throne of lies). He was played in the movie by Faizon Love, who had to take over the role after Wanda Sykes dropped out. In fact, his nametag in the film still reads "Wanda." Can't see that here, since he's wearing a bright red Santa suit.