Stand-up comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member Jay Pharoah stopped by Comcast SportsNet Chicago Monday afternoon to film a segment on SportsTalk Live and promote his upcoming comedy tour at Zanies this weekend.
Pharoah, known for his spot-on impression of ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, entertained the panel with his impressions of Smith, Denzel Washington and Jay-Z.
Smith even tweeted at Sports Talk Live before Pharoah's performance on CSN:
Haaaaa, @SportsTalkCHI. Tell my man.....don't be blasphemous!— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) July 15, 2013
The 25-year-old comedian admitted he only does impressions of people he likes.
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"If I'm talking about you, I like you. If I'm not talking about you, I'm not thinking about you," Pharoah said. "It's like when you were in school and you liked a girl, you would poke her in the back with a pencil until she got lead poisoning. It's kind of the same thing, it's love taps."
You can watch the video in its entirety and also see Pharoah try impersonating Derrick Rose by watching the video above.