I’ll be honest with you. When Saturday Night Live let Jay Pharoah go last year, it made no sense and was not a smart move. The dude is incredibly talented in many ways and he was CLEARLY under-utilized, as you are about to realize when you watch this insane batch of celebrity impressions he does.
It is one thing to do just the voice, but to act out scenarios takes the art of celebrity impressions to a whole new level:
Most people just do a voice and people go nuts. Jay essentially gets possessed by the celebrity for a small moment. Funny as hell and pretty damn impressive if you ask me. SNL creator Lorne Michaels didn’t seem to think so, though.
Seeing this video, it is easy to say his loss. Jay Pharoah’s got mad skills!