Jared Antonio Farrow , better known by his stage name Jay Pharoah, is an Americanactor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, rapper, and voice actor. He joined the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Livein 2010, for its thirty-sixth season In 2015, he was ranked the 55th greatest Saturday Night Live cast member byRolling Stone magazine.
Pharoah has been performing stand-up comedy in community theaters and at comedy clubs in Virginia since he was 15. He at one point toured with Corey Holcomb and Charlie Murphy. He became known for his many celebrity impressions, including Barack Obama, Will Smith, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Eddie Murphy, Charlie Murphy, Chris Rock, Kanye West, Stephen A. Smith and Denzel Washington.
Pharoah became an internet phenomenon when his impersonation of Barack Obama became widely seen onYouTube. In early 2010, Pharoah appeared in a series of segments that aired on 106 & Park in promotion for the 2010 BET Awards,