Comedian and SNL star, Jay Pharoah stopped by Nick Cannon Mornings to talk about his new movie, ‘2 Minutes of Fame’ with Katt Williams and Keke Palmer, Wild N’ Out, social injustice, his arrest caught on camera, being a survivor in Hollywood and more!
When asked how he was able to make it through Hollywood, the comedian told Nick, “It takes keeping your family around you, folks who keep you grounded… having that religious base and constant reminders that you ain’t s*#t!” He continues, “you have to have that bro, I remember the times I was working at Golden Corral… I worked at Burlington Coat Factory, I was in the layaway department and I hated it! Going from that to being on the road at 19 with Charlie Murphy, a lot of people don’t know that, [from there] going on the road myself when I was 21 and at 22 getting SNL… I’m just so thankful.”
The SNL star also discusses the situation that happened when the cops drew guns on him, which was another case of “mistaken identity”, and how that has helped him appreciate life and goes on to talk about how often that happens to Black people in America every day.
Check out the full interview: