‘SNL’ Cast Members Taran Killam And Jay Pharoah Cut From Upcoming 42nd Season
SNL cast members Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah have been dropped from the upcoming 42nd season of the popular sketch comedy show. Pharoah, who is known for his convincing Kanye West and President Barack Obama impersonations, joined the SNL cast in 2010. Killam who is known for his popular Donald Trump and Brad Pitt impersonations joined the cast in 2010 as well. SNL can count Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Eddie Murphy and many others among its successful alumni.
Although no specific reason was given as to why the two men were cut from the cast, it appears that they both have already moved on. Pharoah is already working on a new pilot airing on Showtime that will be produced by Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx. Showtime recently tweeted the good news via their official Twitter page:
— Showtime (@Showtime) August 11, 2016
No new show plans for Killam have been announced just yet but the actor tweeted about his removal from SNL earlier this week and seemed to be okay.
A big thank you for all the Love from my fans. Lorne was kind enough to understand I needed more time to dedicate to my undefeated @RamsNFL
— Taran Killam (@TaranKillam) August 9, 2016