What happens when you put Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, and Jay-Z in a blender? No, not a flesh-and-guts gazpacho that only Hannibal Lecter could love. You get comedian, master mimicker, and Saturday Night Live cast member Jay Pharoah. Nailing his first impression at age 6 when an audible copy of Gilbert Godfreys nasal screech came out of his prepubescent mouth, Pharoah went on to flawlessly ace the voice, mannerisms, and personality quirks of other well-known celebrities. He can do Will Smith, Kanye West, and most notably Barack Obama. His presidential impression made him an Internet sensation and eventually caught SNL creator Lorne Michaelss attention. Catch Pharoahs Sybil-esque antics which might or might not include Pharoah as a college-aged Obama attempting to lure coeds into his dorm room with the promise of Jack Daniels and chicken when he takes his stand-up act to Miami Improv Thursday, with performances through Sunday. Youll laugh, youll cry, and youll be forced to partake in the Improvs two-drink minimum.
June 16-19, 8:30 p.m., 2011