Jared Antonio Farrow (born October 14, 1987), better known by his stage name Jay Pharoah, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and impressionist. He joined the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live in 2010, for its thirty-sixth season. In 2015, he was ranked the 55th greatest Saturday Night Live cast member by Rolling Stone magazine.
Pharoah began doing impersonations at age six and cites Gilbert Gottfried's character in Aladdin, Iago, as his first voice, explaining, "My father put me in a talent competition a couple of months later, and out of the whole thing I got fifth place."In 2005, Pharoah graduated from Indian River High School in Chesapeake. One of his characters, Principal Daniel Frye, is heavily influenced by IRHS's former principal, James Frye. Pharoah went on to study business at Tidewater Community College and Virginia Commonwealth University.
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The Mitchells vs. the Machines
She was accepted to a film school. When her family's plans are disrupted by a tech uprising, they drive her to school. The Mitchells will have to work together.
Resort to Love
A aspiring pop star ends up as the entertainment at her ex-fiancé's wedding after reluctantly taking a gig at a luxurious island resort while in the middle of a music career meltdown.
An ambitious young woman gets a weave in order to succeed in the world of music television. Her flourishing career may come at a great cost when she learns that her new hair may be her own.
3 Movies · 1 TV show
All My Life
The wedding plans of a couple were thrown off course when the groom was diagnosed with cancer.
In this game show, celebrities hide behind hilarious 3D animated characters and a panel of guests ask questions, gather clues, and play games to guess a mystery guest.
2 Minutes of Fame
An up-and-coming stand-up comic moves to L.A. to pursue a film career after video clips of his act make him an online sensation.
How to Fake a War
When an unexpected outbreak of peace leads to a ceasefire between Russian forces and Georgian rebels, arrogant rock star Harry Hope fears for the success of his heavily hyped Piece of Peace global cha...
1 Movie · 3 TV shows
A Little Late with Lilly Singh
Lilly Singh is a comedian, actress, social media sensation, producer and author of "How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life." She hosts celebrity interviews, talks current events, performs music...
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: "All in the Family" and "Good Times"
Live performances of classic holiday-themed episodes from Norman Lear's hit shows "All in the Family" and "Good Times."
Tamron Hall is a former news host and journalist and she interviews people in thorough meaningful and entertaining conversations.
The Masked Singer
Each singer is shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with full face mask, in order to hide his or her identity during a singing competition. One singer will be eliminated each we...
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A Million Little Things
A group of people are sleeping.
A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution because she is afraid.
Back To School Just For Laughs
Comedians reflect on how school shaped them during their performances at the Montreal Just for Laughs festival.
1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Drop the Mic
Celebrity rap battles mix comedy and music.
Taraji's White Hot Holiday Special
Taraji P. Henson, Golden Globe-winning star of EMPIRE and the movie “Hidden Figures,” is back this holiday season to spread cheer, goodwill and some holiday magic in this third annual music and variet...
A young African-American comedian is on the rise. Floyd has a difficult path to stardom that he must navigate to maintain his credibility.
3 Movies · 4 TV shows
A koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition.
The $100,000 Pyramid
The $100,000 Pyramid has teams of two contestants. The goal of the game is to help your partner guess an answer by listing items that would be included in it. "Po-Go Sticks", "Kangaroos", and "Basketb...
To Tell the Truth
The classic game show is not the same as a modern one. Each round, a celebrity panel will be presented with three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job or ach...
A modern remake of the classic 70s game show features two contestants trying to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the- blank.
Get a Job
When a college graduate leaves school, he and his friends are forced to lower their expectations. Life after college graduation is not going as planned for Will and Jillian who find themselves lost in...
The Goddamn Comedy Jam
Natasha Leggero, Adam Devine, Pete Davidson, Jay Pharoah and Jim Jefferies each tell a story about a song that's important to them, then get to live out their rock star fantasy by performing that song...
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Three high school freshman basketball benchwarmers are the focus of an urban animated series that mixes rowdy comedy and social commentary. Failure doesn't bother the three friends since they're legen...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Taraji's White Hot Holidays
Taraji P is a person. There is some holiday magic in the annual music and variety specials.
Jay Pharoah: Can I Be Me?
Stand up Jay Pharaoh performs his most popular celebrity impressions in this powerhouse comedy special, including hilarious takes on Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jay-Z, Barack Obama and more.
3 Movies · 1 TV show
The sitcom horse of the 90s is 20 years old. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing ...
A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancée talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her show.
With marriage, graduation, and the real world looming on the horizon, fifth year senior Caleb Fuller reassembles the ol' team of misfits for one last epic run in Intramural football.
For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben has been trying to show decorated APD detective James that he's more than just a video-game junkie who's unworthy of James' sister. Ben thinks he...
SNL: The Jamarcus Brothers CD
In this commercial parody, the Jamarcus Brothers set the mood with their new CD collection that will hit the spot, until the third brother, Engelbert, shows up and kills the vibes.
Three weeks before her wedding, Greta Gerwig finds herself without a partner. With her 30th birthday approaching and being forced to re-enter the New York City dating scene, she feels adrift in a cold...
The Secret Policeman's Ball
The gig is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the organization.
All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Orlando
The best-selling comedy franchise returns and features some of the most raw and hilarious talent including: Capone (TV's "Showtime at the Apollo"), Lil' Duval (TV's "BET's Comicview"), Tony Roberts (C...
1 TV show
The adventures of the family are the subject of an animated series. Peter and Lois have three children. Meg is the most unpopular girl in town, and the middle kid is not very bright, but he has a pass...
1 TV show
Saturday Night Live
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...
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