SNL couldn’t really joke re Obama

He is their Jesus. And those are Big Shoes to Fill.

From Christian Toto at Hollywood in Toto:

Comedian Jay Pharoah’s impression of President Barack Obama was spot on. Too bad so few people noticed.

Pharoah opened up about his time on the venerable sketch series during an April 13 chat on Hot 97’s “Ebro in the Morning” show. The comedian got fired from “SNL” in August, but his Obama character got his pink slip much earlier.

“For the last year and a half they did no Obama sketches at all. They just were like, ‘oh, we don’t know what to do…’ I said, ‘just let me do my characters and we’ll be fine.’ They didn’t wanna do that,” Pharoah said.

“SNL” became increasingly progressive during the Obama years. Few sketches skewered the first black president. The show’s writers ignored Obama’s considerable ego, his lofty pronouncements nor the fallout from the 2013 PolitiFact Lie of the Year – “If you like your health care plan you can keep it.” More.

Pharaoh’d hoped his 30 million views on YouTube would save him. They didn’t. One does not mock SJW Jesus.

Reality check: The inability to mock their own will be their undoing unless they can shut down alternative forms of entertainment. Watch for purse-lipped concern about “vicious, bitter” sendups of SJWs, virtue signallers, and other poseurs that “diminish our fragile national discourse.”

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  • Spatchcocked

    The shade of Milan Kundera strode the hallways at SNL.

    • Hard Little Machine

      Or the state media of any repressive left wing fascist state.

  • Starlord

    Sounds sorta like Islam. Blasphemy if you mock the prophet.

    • SNL was cowardly throughout the Obama admin.

      • BillyHW

        You can always count on SNL to speak truth to (Republican) power.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Poor Jay.
    He did a great Denzel.

  • Millie_Woods

    Nobody watches SNL because they think it’s comedy, they watch it because they like seeing republicans get humiliated. SNL can’t mock democrats any more than Pravda could mock the politburo.

    • I haven’t watched in years and years beyond the occasional youtube segment. Pity I did enjoy its early years.

  • Hard Little Machine

    SNL would limp on with zero viewers. They would keep it running as a loss leader to demonstrate their liberal cred. They don’t see themselves as ‘entertainment’ they see themselves as a divine wind, the literal word of liberal justice and virtue. As part of the NBCUni corporation which made 4.3 billion in operating income last year they can run SNL at a dead loss for the rest of the century and they will, again, even if zero point zero people watch the show.

  • deplorabledave

    I still can’t see a dead person in a box.

  • BeukendaalMason

    I think Greg Gutfeld said it best. The last time SNL mocked Obama was when they sang the song “To Sir, with love” on Obama’s last day in office. That was a joke right?