Saturday Night Live is losing its two most deft impersonators, as both Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam announced they will be leaving the series.
Pharoah in particular was a masterful impersonator who could cycle through characters at a breakneck pace:
Or focus on one and nail it:
He could even stay awake while pretending to be Ben Carson:
Killam was featured in the '70s cop parody "Blazer," in which he played a racist cop who, sadly, doesn't seem that parodic anymore:
But he, too, was mostly revered for his impersonations, and next season will miss his impeccable Donald Trump:
And Eminem (which also featured Pharoah as Lil Wayne):
Or even his Matthew McConaughey, which was so spot even McConaughey's "True Detective" co-star Woody Harrelson couldn't keep a straight face: