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Actor Jay Pharoah Brings His Comedy Act to GW’s Lisner Auditorium

Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member to perform for one-night only
March 20, 2017

Maralee Csellar:, 202-994-7564
Tim Pierce:, 202-994-5647

Jay Pharoah, the actor and comedian best known for his “Saturday Night Live” celebrity impressions, including former President Barack Obama.

Friday, May 5, 2017; Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

The George Washington University
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Blue, Orange and Silver lines)

Tickets go on sale to the public March 21. Tickets for the show are $33. They may be purchased by calling GW Lisner’s box office at 202-994-6800, or by visiting Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Lisner box office. Lisner box office hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. Box office opens at 6 p.m. for will call and day of ticket sales, if available.

There are a limited number of press tickets available. Media interested in reviewing the concert must contact Maralee Csellar at or 202-994-7564 no later than 48 hours before the concert. High-resolution artist photos available upon request. Attention calendar editors: Please do not publish media contact information.

Mr. Pharoah spent six seasons as a “Saturday Night Live” cast member, performing celebrity impressions and the recurring character of school principal Daniel Frye. He also has released a series of parody music videos and created the viral rap video “Go to College” with former First Lady Michelle Obama to promote higher education.

This is the third show to be recently announced at GW’s Lisner Auditorium. Country Singer Brett Young performed earlier this month and hip-hop sensation D.R.A.M will perform April 23. Tickets for D.R.A.M are still available at the Lisner box office.