Jamie Foxx sat down with Elle Degeneres to promote his new semi-autobiographical comedy show “White Famous” — a new comedy about trying to make it without losing your soul.
Foxx was joined by the show’s star Jay Pharoah and as expected, the SNL alum didn’t disappoint with serving up some celebrity impressions.
“White Famous” follows a talented, young African-American comedian whose star is rising as he navigates the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility as he begins to cross over toward becoming white famous.
Foxx serves as an executive producer, along with Tom Kapinos and Tim Story. “White Famous” is set to debut Oct. 15 on Showtime.
To describe how he first met Mr. Foxx, Pharoah had to dip into his Jamie impression.
“Hey man, I’m a big fan, I think you’re amazing, I think you’re talented…and I want to work with you in some capacity, and way,” said Pharoah as Foxx, to the delight of the audience.
When asked about their friendship, Foxx revealed that he often asks Jay to impersonate various people.
“I know I’m hard to hang out with because he’s so good at doing impressions, so that’s all I do,” said Foxx. “Just all night, like ‘what’s up with JAY-Z man, where JAY-Z at?’”
Pharoah immediately launched into his impression of JAY-Z, complete with the Brooklyn rapper’s trademark laugh.
He also took on Kevin Hart and Chris Rock, check him out via the clip up top.