Rising Stars: SNL’s Jay Pharoah

SNL’s Jay Pharoah is certainly a rising commodity. He has many of the same rising star qualities that made Eddie Murphy such a superstar hit. At age 23, Pharoah is the youngest SNL cast member and wowed the audience last night on David Letterman’s LATE SHOW with some great impressions of Eddie Murphy and others. This kid’s hot.

For a time, Jay Pharoah was just one of many actors working for the Studio Center Total Production talent agency looking for a good gig. And he actually missed some important calls from SNL producer Lorne Michaels. But, Jay called back at NBC until he reached Michaels who was taken in by his talent and rising star potential. Now, the young comic actor with a knack for funny impressions has a growing audience of fans and the same star potential as young Eddie Murphy once had. Believe it or not, Eddie Murphy was only 19 when he first started as a featured bit player on SNL, but quickly rose to becoming a full cast member and then left for a huge film career.

Isn’t it exciting to see the makings of a new major star!

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