Jay Pharoah

Taran Killam Won’t Be ‘Mating’ on Showtime After All

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 9, 2017 @ 9:57 PM
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It was around the time that SNL favorites Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah confirmed new Showtime series, that we learned the pair hadn’t been invited back for Season 42. In Pharoah’s case, at least, the Jamie Foxx-produced White Famous was picked up to series, though Showtime now confirms Taran Killam’s dating scene comedy Mating wasn’t so fortunate.

Showtime Picks Up More ‘Affair,’ Jay Pharoah-Jamie Foxx ‘White Famous’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 9, 2017 @ 6:10 PM
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The good news keeps rolling out at Showtime after Twin Peaks finally got its 2017 premiere date. Not only is The Affair renewed for Season 4 weeks ahead of its finale, but so too has Jamie Foxx and SNL alum Jay Pharoah’s White Famous comedy been picked up to series.

SNL Boss on Pharoah-Killam Exit: ‘Change Is the Lifeblood of the Show’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 30, 2016 @ 11:21 AM
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SNL will pick up with its 42nd season tomorrow night, albeit without recent mainstays Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah, who were unexpectedly dismissed from the cast over the summer. Now, SNL boss Lorne Michaels explains the decision, noting “They served the show well.”

Ex-SNL Stars Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam Land New Showtime Comedies

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 11, 2016 @ 10:32 PM
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SNL fans are still reeling the loss of Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah (well, and Jon Rudnitsky), but little did we know, the pair already had backup plans. Showtime confirms that Killam will lead new comedy Mating, while Jay Pharoah lands the lead role in Jamie Foxx comedy White Famous.

SNL Preview: Melissa McCarthy Raps to Jay Pharoah’s Kanye West

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 10, 2016 @ 1:50 PM
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SNL set a pretty high bar for the rest of Season 41 with Larry David’s hosting debut this past weekend, but will Melissa McCarthy prove so reliable with Kanye West, given all the controversy of late? Get a taste by the first promos as McCarthy gets her nails done with Vanessa Bayer.

Donald Trump SNL Promos Just as ‘Yuge’ and Hateful As You’d Expect

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 4, 2015 @ 2:53 PM
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Whatever your politics, there’s little denying that Donald Trump will deliver the spectacle to SNL this weekend, hosting alongside musical guest Sia. Following a short break, the first promos of Trump’s SNL return have arrived, and The Donald comes out swinging at his opponents just as absurdly as you imagined.

‘SNL’ Introduces Kevin Hart’s Long Lost Son (Played by Jay Pharoah)

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by Jacob Hall January 18, 2015 @ 10:09 AM
Kevin Hart may have spent the past few years becoming one of the biggest movie and comedy stars in America, but last night’s ‘SNL’ proved that the ‘Ride Along’ and ‘The Wedding Ringer’ star is entirely unafraid to make fun of himself. Hart made for a strong guest host, capable of playing variations on himself and new characters quite well. However, one sketch made direct fun of his public image and personality and he went right along with it.

‘SNL’ and Kevin Hart Journey to Bushwick, Brooklyn

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by Jacob Hall January 18, 2015 @ 9:13 AM
The ‘SNL’ digital shorts may have begun as scrappy little projects fueled by random jokes and silliness, but recent years have seen them evolve into so much more. When they’re at their best, they play more like little short films that feel like complete entities. When they’re at their absolute best, they make you forget that you’re watching a 40 year-old comedy sketch show in the first place. Last night’s digital short felt more, alive, funny, and complete than just about any actual “live” sketch.