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Jay Pharoah Fits 11 Celebrity Impressions Into 60 Seconds on Fallon

The former SNL star says he can do "over 200" impressions.
  • Jay Pharoah proved himself to be the king of impressions on The Tonight Show Thursday night, as Jimmy Fallon challenged him to do as many as possible in one minute.

    "Someone told me that you do over 200 impressions," said Fallon. "Over 200, yep," replied Pharoah. "That's not a lie. Not being spurious. That's true."

    Fallon then set the timer to 60 seconds and began naming celebrities for Pharoah to impersonate, from Jay-Z to Pete Davidson. In the span of one minute, Pharoah nailed eleven different impressions, transforming into Kevin Hart, Shaquille O'Neal, Seth Rogen, Jamie Foxx, and even President Barack Obama, a throwback to his days on Saturday Night Live.

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    TOPICS: Jay Pharoah, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Fallon