7. Jay Pharoah's Secret Meeting of Black Comedians in Hollywood
Jay Pharoah has spent the last six years on SNL as a key utility player — you probably couldn't name a Pharoah character, though you can almost certainly think of a handful of sketches that he's either anchored, helped or outright saved from disaster. And he's always had a few go-to celebrity impersonations, notably his Obama, a great Jay Z and a killer Denzel Washington. But this rapid-fire showcase for his takes on a who's-who of comedians — Katt Williams, Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle, Tracy Morgan, Chris Tucker, Hannibal Buress and Bernie Mac — during a Weekend Update appearance felt like a genuine starmaking moment. It's not just the spot-on mimicry but the speed at which he switches between all of them. The segment just crackles with energy. From now on, when people "do" Chappelle or Buress, they'll be doing impersonations of his impersonations.