Thursday, September 2, 2010

Report - Jay Pharoah to Join SNL

Meet SNL’s likely new Obama - Jay Pharoah, a 22 year old Virginian who is reportedly finalising a deal to join the cast. Diversification - yay! Pharoah is predominantly a stand-up comedian but has an arsenal of impressions including one of Barack Obama. The Comic's Comic is reporting that he has flown out for numerous screen tests and meetings with Lorne and it looks to be just about a done deal. 

Pharoah would be the fourth new hire this season alongside Paul Brittain, Vanessa Bayer and Tarran Killam. Pharoah could also become a breakout - impersonating the President on the world's eminent live comedy show is kind of major, no?

You can follow Pharoah on Twitter here.

No comments: