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'Saturday Night Live' veteran comedian to perform at Musikfest Cafe

Jay Pharoah
Comedian Jay Pharoah will perform at Musikfest Cafe at ArtsQues Center at SteelStacks on Sept. 28. Tickets are available at www.steelstacks.org.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – A stand-up comedian and actor who spent seven seasons on NBC-TV’s “Saturday Night Live” will perform at Musikfest Cafe at ArtsQuest Center, it has been announced.

Jay Pharoah, perhaps best known for his impersonations of President Obama, Kanye West, Will Smith and others on “SNL,” will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 28.

  • Comedian Jay Pharoah, who was on "Saturday Night Live" 2010-16, will perform at Musikfest Cafe at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks at 8 p.m. Sept. 28
  • Pharoah is best known for his impersonations of President Obama, Kanye West and others
  • He has since voiced characters on Comedy Central's 'Legends of Chamberlain Heights' and FOX-TVs 'Family Guy'

Tickets, at $36 and $39, are on sale at Steelstacks.org.
Pharoah was on “Saturday Night Live” from 2010-16 as part of the main cast.

In addition to “Saturday Night Live,” Pharoah voiced characters on Comedy Central’s “Legends of Chamberlain Heights” 2016-17 and on FOX-TV’s “Family Guy” since 2017.

He had his first leading role as Floyd Mooney in Showtime’s “White Famous,” and also appeared on ABC-TV’s “A Million Little Things,” “The Simpsons” and more than a dozen other shows.

Pharoah also has had roles in more than 15 films, most recently starring in March in “Spinning Gold” as Cecil Homes, the right-hand man of 1970s record producer Neil Bogart who co-founded Casablanca Records.

He also starred in the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival release “The Blackening,” which is scheduled to be released this upcoming Juneteenth weekend.

In addition to acting and stand-up, Pharoah released his first EP, “Spittin Image,” in 2021.

The show will contain adult language. Anyone ages 13-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and no one 12 or under will be admitted.