Review: Jay Pharoah, “Can I Be Me?” on Showtime

Despite portraying the President of the United States for several years on network television via Saturday Night Live, and singlehandedly winning the MTV Video Music Awards by impersonating Kanye West, Jay-Z and Drake, Jay Pharoah may still be an unknown to many American viewers. So he asks in the title of his first stand-up special, premiering tonight on Showtime,┬áJay Pharoah: Can I Be Me? Recorded at The Cutting Room in New York City during the height of the Big Apple’s Ebola scare last year, Pharoah has an intimate crowd eager to hear what he has to say between his...

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