Jay Pharoah and Taran Killiam not returning for SNL Season 42.August 9, 2016
G98.7FM Entertainment News
As NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” heads into their 42nd season this October, two of their principal cast members will not be returning.
Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam, principal cast members who had been with “S.N.L.” since 2010 and contributed many key impersonations on the program, are both leaving the variety show, as confirmed earlier today by confirmed by Lauren Roseman, a press representative for NBC.
The 2016 Presidential debates added focus and intensity to “S.N.L.” this year, with Pharoah being the show’s resident impersonator of President Obama and Ben Carson while Killiam’s impressions included Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan.
“S.N.L.” producers expected to make new hires for the fall, though NBC gave no indication on who was being considered or how many cast members might join.
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