Fall Comedy Show Features SNL Cast Members

Photos from: TCNJ College Union Board Facebook page

 

TCNJ kicked off the Fall season with its impressive comedy show last Friday. Laughter could be heard in Kendall Hall as Saturday Night Live comedians, Colin Jost and Jay Pharoah, attracted many students looking for a night of entertainment. Jost humored the crowd with TCNJ inspired jokes such as the famous “sparkly balls” and the ghost that supposedly haunts the theatre. Pharaoh impressed the audience with his celebrity voice impressions and his ability to make up an entire rap song on the spot.

 

Colin Jost is currently featured on Saturday Night Live as an actor and head writer. After graduating Harvard, Jost was hired as a writer for SNL at age 22. He joined the cast in March 2014 when he replaced Seth Meyers in the “Weekend Update” segment. He has been nominated for five Emmy awards, won the Peabody award, as well as three Writers Guild awards for his work at SNL. He accredits Norm Macdonald and Tina Fey as his inspiration.

 
 

 

Jared Antonio Farrow, or simply Jay Pharaoh, became the second-youngest male cast member of SNL at age 27. He made his debut on September 25, 2010 and quickly became known for his impersonations of Barack Obama, Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, among others. He has been described by Rolling Stones as the “Jimmy Fallon of 2 Chainz impressions.” Pharaoh has appeared in a few independent films and played a small role alongside Kevin Hart and Ice Cube in “Ride Along.”