Made his debut on Saturday Night Live on September 25, 2010.
An audition tape played a key role in bringing him his SNL gig.
On an SNL episode in 2010, he paid tribute to a principal at his high school, using a slightly different name than that of the actual man, Jimmy Frye---who was aware of Pharoah's plan and was fine with it. Pharoah was "always serious about his comedy," Frye said. "It's just a nice gesture that he remembered me."
Attended Tidewater Community College, Chesapeake, Virginia, United States; attended Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, United States