• Fri, Sep 3 2010

Video: Jay Pharoah Added to SNL Lineup For More Racially Diverse Cast

Earlier this week we were introduced to 3 new cast members that will be joining Saturday Night Live in the midst of Will Forte (and perhaps others?) departure from the NBC staple. Now there is video of a 4th ringer, the young Jay Pharoah, whose claim to fame so far is doing a pretty good Will Smith and Denzel Washington impression.

So while Keenan Thompson‘s status is up in the air, we hope Jay’s arrival doesn’t mean that Lorne Michaels is axing the only other African-American cast-member, but rather that Armenian Fred Armisan no longer has to play Barack Obama. (After all, both Denzel and Will have been duking it out for the right to play our president on the big-screen.)

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