Comedian Jay Pharoah won’t go down as one of Saturday Night Live’s best presidential mimics. How could he?
The talented comic never lays a satirical glove on the president thanks to a writing team which refuses to take tough but fair shots at the president or his policies.
Yet Pharoah showed up at an Obama fundraiser earlier this week to inspire some yuks and help the president fill his party’s coffers.
A witness tells us, “Steve Martin, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel did a skit pretending they worked at the White House, and started questioning if they were getting a directive from the real president. Then Jay came in and imitated Obama right in front of him. The president was surprised, then started laughing.”