Jay Pharoah Roasts Denzel Washington And Eddie Murphy With His Impressive Collection Of Imitations

By: 09.18.16

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Jay Pharoah is here to prove Saturday Night Live made a huge mistake in letting him go.

The comedian — who was best known for his uncanny celebrity impressions on the sketch comedy show — stopped by the Chicago daytime talk show Windy City Live to give fans — and maybe his old boss Lorne Michaels — as taste of why he’s the best when it comes to impersonating A-listers.

In the span of just under three minutes, Pharoah slays everyone, from Kevin Hart to Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington, Jay-Z and of course, President Obama. Host Ryan Chiaverini prompts Pharoah with a list of stars paired with hypothetical situations: Obama responding to Trump’s RNC speech, why Denzel Washington wouldn’t want a job at the White House, Jay-Z on Beyonce’s Lemonade and cheating rumors. The comedian only needs a few seconds to get into character before he’s off, doing some spot-on impressions with hilarious results. He even gets in a nod to the late, great Bernie Mac.

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