Jay Pharoah

The spoof we’ve all been waiting for! There was no doubt “Saturday Night Live” wouldn’t waste any time taking on the now infamous Jay Z and Solange elevator brawl. Enlisting Maya Rudolph to portray Beyonce, Jay Pharoah to do a spot on Jay Z and “SNL” newbie Sasheer Zamata to play Solange; the sketch comedy […]

Man, “Saturday Night Live” is really getting in touch with its “blackness.” As the world knows, February is Black History Month and the show took time to celebrate with a skit featuring its three black castmembers. The scene was a high school presentation the subject. It’s a mostly white classroom, but Jay Pharoah, Kenan Thompson, […]

NEW YORK (AP) — With Kerry Washington as guest host, “Saturday Night Live” wasted no time poking fun at itself after receiving criticism for having no black women among its 16 regular cast members. In the opening skit, the “Scandal” actress portrayed First Lady Michelle Obama, talking with her husband about an upcoming state dinner […]

Last night SNL brought in Kerry Washington to save them from themselves and from the comments Keenan Thompson made previously about black women comedians not…

Amidst continued criticism over the lack of Black representation in their casting–particularly African-American women–Saturday Night Live continues to chug along with their brand of race-based…

A reviewer for at least one industry web site thinks that a “Saturday Night Live” skit based on “12 Years a Slave,” and featuring a cameo from a twerking Miley Cyrus, was “off the mark.” In the film, Solomon Northrop (Chewitel Ejiofor) was a free black man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C. in 1841 […]

“Saturday Night Live” announced this season’s six new cast members, and for the sixth year in a row,  none of them were an African American woman – which means Kenan Thompson will have to continue putting on lipstick. But there’s one problem, Kenan says he’s not doing it anymore. When asked what the show would […]

Comedian Jay Pharoah is on a noble mission to add black women to the cast of “Saturday Night Live” and already has someone in mind. “They need to pay attention,” Pharoah tells theGrio. “Her name is Darmirra Brunson … Why do I think she should be on the show? Because she’s black first of all, […]

Saturday Night Live comedian Jay Pharoah had the TJMS crew cracking up with his impersonations of Kanye West, Jay- Z, Denzel Washington and Stephen A. Smith; this is a MUST listen!

In his second term, President Obama has a new face. On “Saturday Night Live” at least. 24-year-old Jay Pharoah took over the coveted Obama gig from Fred Armisen, who despite not being a man of color, had the gig for Obama’s first term.

In his second term, President Obama has a new face. On “Saturday Night Live” at least. 24-year-old Jay Pharoah took over the coveted Obama gig from Fred Armisen, who despite not being a man of color, had the gig for Obama’s first term. The Virginia native got to “SNL” through his impersonations of everyone from […]