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updated: 9/13/2012 11:24 AM

'SNL' elects to switch Jay Pharoah to Obama role

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Associated Press

"Saturday Night Live" has elected a new Barack Obama: Jay Pharoah will take over the plum role of impersonating the president. "SNL" creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels announced the casting switch in an interview with The New York Times. Michaels said it was time "to shake it up."

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