For a guy who only recently started getting taken seriously on Saturday Night Live himself, Jay Pharoah is impressively determined to keep pressing diversity as an important topic for the show. Whereas others have said explicitly that having three people of color in a sixteen person cast is enough, Jay is understandably not satisfied with that. And neither am I, as long as we’re keeping track. More
Topic: Lorne Michaels
Today is a day ending in ‘Y’, therefore Tina Fey is making statements that I admire and stand behind. More
MTV awarded Emma Stone the Trailblazer Award last night, and she followed it up with a perfect, emotional speech about her own trailblazers: “What’s incredible about them is they make me want to be more myself, because they’re all originals.” More
Although last night’s SNL was chalk full of superstars, including both Arcade Fire and Foo Fighters who backed host Mick Jagger during the music performances, and special guest appearances by Jon Hamm, Steven Martin, and Amy Poehler, the real star was Kristen Wiig. More
Although it’s still fairly new, The Book of Mormon, a new musical penned by South Park masterminds Trey Parker and Matt Stone, is the place to be seen for Hollywood’s A-listers. In the past two nights alone, the audience has included Cameron Diaz, Steve Martin, and Anna Wintour (who, yes, kept her sunglasses on the entire time). More
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 More