Obamas ‘Most Beloved African-Americans in History,’ Fawns Showtime
December 4th, 2017 6:30 AM
An impersonation of former President Barack Obama used during the filming of a sex tape lands the lead character in Showtime’s White Famous in hot water with the black community. The December 3 episode is titled “Scandal.”
‘White Famous’ Becomes F-Bomb Famous, 150 Times in 2 Episodes
October 16th, 2017 4:00 AM
The first two episodes of the new Showtime comedy White Famous premiered on Showtime on October 15. It's about an African American stand-up comedian, played by former SNL comic Jay Pharoah, who is looking for his big break in Hollywood and these two episodes were all about racial awkwardness in our politically correct culture.
Ex Saturday Night Live Star: Show ‘Gave Up on the Obama Thing’
April 22nd, 2017 12:15 PM
The man behind SNL's President Obama impersonation reveals the show's disinterest in Barack-based gags. Comedian Jay Pharoah’s impression of President Barack Obama was spot on. Too bad so few people noticed. Pharoah took the Obama impersonation baton from former “Saturday Night Live” star Fred Armisen. The black comedian had years to establish his Obama as pop culture…
Celebs at AMAs Rage ‘No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!’
November 21st, 2016 12:32 AM
Model Gigi Hadid and Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah hosted the 2016 American Music Awards (AMAs) on Sunday night and the hatred for Donald Trump in Hollywood was palpable.
Has 'Saturday Night Live' Followed Polls, Turned Against Obama?
October 6th, 2014 2:16 PM
With the autumn return of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" with all new installments, the traditionally reliable pro-Obama skits may be on the back burner as the voter opposition to the president is at an all time high, according to Gallup.
The actor portraying President Obama was the same as last season, Jay Pharoah, but this past Saturday night, the writers seemed to have been…
Saturday Night Live Opens New Season Totally Mocking ObamaCare
September 29th, 2013 10:12 AM
With ObamaCare about to start signing up its first patients and Congress in the middle of a debate concerning its funding, the folks at NBC’s Saturday Night Live decided to begin their new season this weekend mocking the president and his signature piece of legislation.
The cold open started on C-SPAN with Barack Obama played by Jay Pharoah speaking about the Affordable Care Act at…
'Saturday Night Live': We Had a Hard Time Finding Jokes in Wednesday's
October 8th, 2012 9:17 AM
Given the shellacking Barack Obama took at last week's presidential debate with Mitt Romney, one would have thought NBC's Saturday Night Live would have had no difficulty finding material to spoof the event.
Not so according to New York magazine which published a piece Monday entitled "Unlike the Rest of the World, SNL Had a Hard Time Joking About the Debate":
SNL Weekend Update Thursday Concludes Two Episode Run with Some Obliga
September 28th, 2012 1:29 PM
Having spent a considerable portion of their first episode skewering Romney last week, the folks at Saturday Night Live's special "Weekend Update Thursday" program decided to lampoon President Obama, although in doing so, the mockery wasn't as full-throated and nasty as it was against Romney, who was portrayed as a plutocratic racist.
Comedian Jay Pharaoh portrayed the…
Saturday Night Live Unites Bush and Kanye West to Bash the Former Pres
November 14th, 2010 8:33 AM
As NewsBusters has been reporting all week, the media have used the occasion of George W. Bush's published memoirs "Decision Points" to rekindle their hatred for the 43rd president.
Not surprisingly, NBC's "Saturday Night Live" took its shots at Bush by uniting him with Kanye West during "Weekend Update" (video follows with transcript and commentary):