Jay Pharoah Nails Jamie Foxx Impression on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
The 'White Famous' duo also do their own impressions of stars from Barack Obama to Beyonce.
Jay Pharoah became a household name with his various impressions, including President Obama, on Saturday Night Live. On Thursday, the comedian and actor showed off those talents on The Ellen DeGeneres Show alongside his White Famous executive producer Jamie Foxx.
The two revealed the first time they met on SNL, in 2012, when Foxx hosted and Pharoah wasted no time highlighting his impression skills. The star retold their encounter via an impression of Foxx and even mimicked his laugh to a tee, but the impressions didn't end there. He also took on Jay Z, Kevin Hart and Chris Rock.
Both Foxx and Pharoah also participated in an impressions game with an audience member in which they had to guess who the individual was impersonating or trying to describe.
Foxx and Pharoah also put their talents to good use playing another game that raised $20,000 for Foxx's hurricane relief efforts in Texas, the actor's home state. First up: Pharoah as Barack Obama and Foxx as Beyonce.
White Famous, which premieres Oct. 15 on Showtime, is based on Foxx's career experiences. Pharoah stars as Floyd Mooney, a young comedian whose star is on the rise. But the path to success is a minefield that Floyd must navigate to maintain his credibility while attempting to become "white famous."