Comedy Central has a new late-night stand-up comedy show called Mash-Up. The show is full of video game references, such as fighting game roster screens to show what comedians are coming up. That's just one example, but another can be seen in the image above.
You're looking at an altered sprite of Ness to represent comedian Reggie Watts. Looks like the people behind the show really are into their gaming! Just so you can make it out better, here's the same post with an unaltered Ness sprite.