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August 24, 2022 3:38 pm

Comedian Jay Pharoah drops a Stephen A. Smith impression as he joined the show ahead of his standup performances at the Raleigh Improv. Pharoah also talks how he developed doing impressions, and how comedy has evolved over the years.

Also, the newest Carolina Hurricanes player, Paul Stastny, joined the show to talk about signing with the team, playing for head coach Rod Brind'Amour, and now sharing a locker room with players like Brent Burns, Jaccob Slavin, Sebastian Aho, and others.

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Visit us at This is the Adam Gold Show. A couple of days ago somebody asked me, are the canes done making moves to the roster? And I said, yeah, they're done. Ha ha, guess not.

Paul Stasny, six or seven times, man it up again, seven time, 20 goal scorer, including last year, signed by the Hurricanes just yesterday and he joins us on the Adam Gold Show. Well, I'm certainly glad they weren't done. How are you doing? I'm doing good. Thanks for having me on guys.

So I appreciate your time. This is late in the process. Why were you still hanging out at home? And I know home right now is Vegas.

And what draws you to Carolina? I think we're just, I mean, I'm a different, we're patient with the process. I think we could, you know, if we had to, we could assign something on the first day and then we're kind of waiting for, you know, some, some things to tinker out. And then, you know, once a couple of days pass up, I think it's almost better to wait it out and see what happens later in the summer because the first couple of days are always crazy.

And then after it kind of dies off a little bit and you can kind of get a clearer picture. And for me, I was kind of, I was kind of being picky about it because I wanted to go to a good team that has a chance to win. You know, that's the most important thing for me. And obviously you want to go a team that wants you and then, you know, Carolina popped up there and it was, it was intriguing for sure. And then, you know, obviously I'm really close friends with Patrick, Eddie, and I've always respected and they've always been a tough team to play against, you know, for the last couple of years, ever since you never kind of turned a corner. So that's something that really kind of intrigued me and, and, you know, put them on the radar.

So really excited to kind of put pen and paper and get started. Yeah. Teammate with Max Pacioretti during your time with the Vegas Golden Knights. So how, when did this process begin with Carolina? And then what was your research about what the hurricanes are all about? Yeah. I mean, like I said, you kind of know everything takes a couple of weeks and I've kind of, like I said, I've been through this process before and then I'm older now. So for us, I knew we're kind of looking for a one year deal.

So there was no rush on anything. And obviously when you make a big decision like this, you kind of want to do your research and whether it's talking to different players or talking to guys that have been there before, or, you know, for me, it's a small league. It's a small, very small league. So word gets around quick. So it's not that hard to figure out, you know, how the coaching staff is, how the management is, how the city is, how good the team is. So stuff like that is, it's very, you know, word travels fast.

And when you hear nothing but good things, it excites you. You played against Rod Brind'Amour. I don't know what your record was in the face-off circle against Rod Brind'Amour. I'm sure if I had the time, I could go back and figure it out. What are your thoughts about playing again, playing for Rod?

I'm excited. I think, I don't even know how many years I played against some couple, but early in my career, I think it was different. That was when, you know, the Western Conference and Eastern Conference teams would play each other, you know, just one time a year, or sometimes you wouldn't even play against them. So you didn't travel that far.

But no, I'm excited. I mean, like I said, he was always on his really good two-way player, and the way he coaches his team seems like everyone plays that two-way game. And I think it's hard to find this league.

You have a lot of guys that sometimes just want to play one-dimensional, but it obviously takes the toughest teams to play or the teams that play as hard defensively as they do offensively. You played with Winnipeg the last couple of years. One of Carolina's former coaches, Paul Maurice, was your coach until about mid-season. He'll be coaching Florida this year, but did you seek out like Paul or somebody else to kind of give you an idea of what the area is like?

No, but like I said, I keep everything pretty close, you know, pretty tight to my chest, so I have a very small circle I trust. So really not that many people knew what teams were involved, and I'd rather keep it that way. But like I said, I know Paul loved his time down there. There's another coach that's awesome, awesome guy, awesome coach, awesome person.

I have the most respect for him. But like I said, I think Pat said it in an interview a couple of days ago, like when you see so many alumni kind of end up, you know, putting down their roots in Carolina, it shows what kind of city, you know, what kind of place it is to raise a family. And I grew up in St. Louis, and St. Louis is the same way where, you know, my dad played a year and a half in St. Louis, and then we were raised there.

And it just seems like Carolina has that kind of Midwest small town city feel to it where, you know, everyone just wants to see everyone succeed, and I'm excited for that. Will it be better to play with Jordan Stahl than against him? Yeah, he's always tough to play against.

Another guy that, you know, battle and face off. And, you know, we came into the league together, I think he's a couple years younger than me, but, you know, we have a couple of good mutual friends, so I'm excited to play with him and excited to, yeah, like you said, not to line up against him because he's one of the few players too. It's always annoying to play against when you're playing against him as a check-in line because he doesn't give you much. He's just so big.

I don't even know what you do. Like, you're not a small guy, Paul, but he is just such a huge man. He really is very gentle as well, but I'm sure he's not gentle to play against. Just a couple of your thoughts as a guy who has played against the Hurricanes at least enough. You know, when I say Sebastian Ajo, what do you say? Smooth, you know, very slippery, very smart, you know, hockey player, because obviously I don't know how big he is off the ice, but he seems like he's tiny.

You know, but like to be, when I say tiny, I mean like, you know, under 200 pounds, whatever you have, 5'11", 180. When you see that, like, you know, you got to be a smart player to play in this league because you can play, you know, because he's playing against the top defenseman, the top players, top check-in line centers, and he always finds ways to produce. And when I see players like that, I just know between the years how smart of a hockey player he is.

Well, I'm sure you're tech savvy. Do a Google search for Sebastian Ajo, Elf on the Shelf. And you know what an Elf on the Shelf, you've seen it? Oh yeah, oh yeah.

No, no, but I'll check it out. Oh my God. Well, look, he's certainly not hulking. He's probably 5'11", but he's got good, sturdy lower body strength, but the Elf on the Shelf, he did a great job with that. Playing against, you don't have to play against a Jacob Slavin or a Brett Burns anymore.

You get to play with them. That's got to be good. Yeah, I've had a couple of battles with Burnsey. That guy is, they're both strong players.

I think Burnsey's a little dirtier, very undercover dirty. And I think he might've came in the league before me, but I've played against him when he was a forward and mini and a D-man in San Jose. And I know those good hockey players that are undercover sneaky, dirty, and those are the ones that you hate playing against. And Slavin actually, you know, I think, I don't know if he was raised in Colorado. Yeah.

Yeah. So I ran across him a few times when I sent my summers in Denver and off the ice, just a great guy. And then on the ice, I mean, you've seen him develop into a player and he's just, I mean, that guy is just a force to be reckoned with.

Just playing against him. I think he's so big and smart and smooth that, you know, he can cover so much ice and one of those guys that could probably play 30 minutes a night and not even be tired. I 100% agree with that.

And Rod doesn't do that until he has to. All right. Before I ask you one more question, I need you to clarify what you mean by undercover dirty, because this to me is a great phrase that I will use during the hockey season.

So Paul Stasny, explain what undercover dirty is. Yeah. You know, I mean, cause Burns is so strong. It's like, sometimes you'll see guys get slashed in the back of the leg. I mean, you'll see someone get flashed in the wrist or in the pants hard, and that doesn't hurt because you have padding there. But like when you see just a little whack on the side of the knee or on the calf, those are so painful. And sometimes you watch a replay and it looks harmless, but you know, you got to remember like he uses probably a 120, 125 flex. So it's a really stiff, heavy stick, and he's really strong.

And same thing. He throws these little forearm shivers, these little cross checks that because, you know, if we threw them, we'd have to throw away more force than them. When bigger guys that are taller can get away with it, it looks like a normal hockey play, but those are the ones that give you bruises and kind of make you sore the next day. I'm going to use that phrase all year long. Paul Stasny, undercover dirty. Are you undercover dirty? Sometimes in playoffs, you don't want to have to be, but it's okay.

Yeah, you got away with it. It's hockey. The regular season, I don't know.

Not too much. You know, it's too sometimes it's too much effort to do that stuff. I don't play like that. Playoff time comes around. It's a different animal.

So different things come out. All right. Final thing about playoff time. This team has gotten so far in the postseason. What's the next step, the element maybe that you bring to get them across that finish line?

Yeah, I don't know. I think obviously health. Health is always important. Takes a little luck. I mean, you just you look at last year, I feel like, you know, I watched a lot of that series because I had a good friend on New York. So I was watching that and there's a good series. And, you know, to me, I think, you know, if you have healthy goaltending, that makes a difference.

You know, that's no excuse. But and then you look in New York and New York could be in Tampa. It's all sudden. You know, if you beat New York, you could be in the final the year before you run the Vasilovsky, which is, you know, a lot of teams do that. So, I mean, they're close.

They're knocking. I think the experience is there and that's important. You got to sometimes you got to learn to lose and then you realize, you know, how important is the little things. And then I think experience always helps to just guys have been through it, whether they've gone far enough to realize, you know, the ups and downs of playoffs, especially the emotions and realizing that, you know, for me, it's easier playing on the road. And I know Carolina has been a team that's just been dominant at home. And I think sometimes with experience, you realize, you know, the truth to be good at home. But on the road, you know, sometimes it's easier to play on the road and I actually like it better. And I think with experience, with more games played, you know, guys get, you come to realize, you kind of try to teach you guys to realize how nice this place on the road, because there is no pressure. You just go out there and play and mental, it's all mental whole, you know, all the playoffs is a big mental, you know, fills with ups and downs. And I think you just got to listen to older guys that have been through it. And me, it's all a guy you got to try to help those younger guys just to realize that, you know, it's only one day who cares to kind of throw it away and move on to the next day and easier said than done.

But I think the more you've done it, the more you realize how important it is. Paul Stasny, new Carolina hurricane, when necessary, undercover dirty. And I appreciate that. We'll talk to you when you get to town. I know you've, you'll be here in about a week or so. Congrats on the signing and we'll see you soon. All right, thanks for having me guys.

You got it, Paul Stasny. Brand new Carolina hurricane signed yesterday and definitely complicates my depth chart. I don't know where to put them. Do I put them at left wing? Do I put them at center? If I put them at center, where do I put Jack Drury? Do I put Jack Drury at center? Do I put him at right wing? I don't know.

Or left wing? I don't know. There's all sorts of, I don't know. Options.

I don't know. It's a good problem to have. It is a good, look, he's still a good player. He's 36. But his seventh 20 goal season came a year ago for a team that, I mean, kind of went away in the middle of the season.

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Never heard of the album or the group, but I'm sure it's great. All right. Jay Pharoah is going to join us in about seven and a half minutes or so before we get to that. It's time to continue our NFL tour.

Dennis Cox. Where are we headed today? Down to the ATO. Go to Atlanta, Atlanta. First of all, much like Southern California and Inglewood, California, be ready to sit in traffic. It's a staple thing you got to do in Atlanta.

Just take Marta whenever I'm there. It is awful, by the way. I mean, traffic in Atlanta is a gigantic city and it's sprawling. So I'm not surprised.

It's just, it's terrible. So now there's some things you got to do while you are in, actually, when you're sitting waiting in traffic or if you're riding Marta. Atlanta has a very deep and rich crop of talent in the world of hip hop. Atlanta hip hop is its own town, much like New York has a sound. Southern California has a sound. New Orleans does. Atlanta has a sound.

North Carolina has a sound. But Atlanta hip hop has actually produced some of the biggest artists of all time. Again, we're talking T.I., Ludacris, Outkast, Future, Jeezy, Migos, Big Boi, obviously part of Outkast. Donald Glover is Atlanta, based as well. Andre 3000, part of Outkast.

Jermaine Dupree, who actually was born in the Asheville area, but made his name down in Atlanta in the hip hop world. So Atlanta hip hop. Atlanta can win the Super Bowl now.

Yeah, they really could, with that kind of lineup. So I would definitely immerse yourself and listen to a lot of Atlanta-based hip hop when you're going down there. But you gotta do some of the obvious things in Atlanta.

Gotta go to the aquarium. Gotta go to the world of Coca-Cola, which I still have yet to go do. Yeah, we actually talked about World of Coke a couple of weeks ago.

You did? You can try, like, these are not necessarily Cokes, but these are carbonated offerings in every country where they sell Coca-Cola. And I mentioned one that they sell in Italy that was, I tried it and I could not believe that anybody drinks it.

And somebody emailed me and said, I think it's called the Beverly. It is horrendous. It's so bad. Like you go, you spit it out, go, why does anybody drink this? But they do, you know, they drink whatever they want to anywhere. Well, I know different countries have different regulations in terms of what you're allowed to actually put into drinks in terms of preservatives and not being able to use high fructose corn syrup, you have to use sugar. So that's why when you get here in the United States, you might say like, oh, that's a glass bottle of Coke, but it's Mexican because a Mexican produced bottled Coca-Cola tastes different.

Because it has cane sugar as opposed to high fructose corn syrup. So yeah, I think, I don't know. I'd go check out the world of Coca-Cola. Oh, it was a very fun, you know, hour, hour and a half. Yeah. Yeah. The Georgia Aquarium is a very popular place. You are an aquarium guy. You have, you have mentioned an aquarium and I would say, I'm not saying, I'm not, I'm not, I'm not knocking it, but you have mentioned an aquarium in probably 40% of our cities.

Yeah, that's okay. It's good for these cities to have aquariums. Exactly. We like fish. We do. And other sea creatures. Yeah.

Urchins. I've mentioned pinball museums in multiple places as well, but there's not one actually in Atlanta. It's in Ackworth, so not actually in Atlanta.

Okay. Now there's also the Centennial Olympic Park because the Olympics were actually held, remember it was in 96. Yep. In Atlanta. And in Atlanta. So Centennial Olympic Park is where the opening ceremonies took place. Muhammad Ali lit the torch there.

Yeah. It's actually a really cool place to go check out. So if you're ever in Atlanta, go check out the Centennial Olympic Park. And it's interesting because Turner Field, where the Braves played for the long time, for the longest time, was actually built for the Olympics.

It was. And was obviously, I wouldn't say it lack of a better term, repurposed, but I think the design was being built was, hey, we're going to build it for the Olympics and then the Braves can play. Right. And then they ran away from, they ran all their white fans in Cobb County. Yeah. That's where they went, what the Braves did. So they ran away from Atlanta.

Yeah. Also check out the MLK Junior National Historical Park. I recommend going to Atlanta as well.

Okay, very cool. Now another staple in Atlanta. Wings are big. Yes. Like chicken wings are huge. Give it to us. All right.

I actually, so in Culture State with Chris Lee and I, we actually had Brandon Robinson, former UNC basketball player on recently, who's from Georgia. And we got into a conversation about wings down there. And down there, lemon pepper wings is the flavor to go to. Absolutely. It is go to. And then here's the thing, the way they are made down in Atlanta, from my understanding, is extra crispy, but just smothered in sauce.

Sure. Just absolutely smothered in sauce. Did you know that Lou Williams, NBA player, has wings named after him at a certain establishment? It cost him a suspension during the pandemic when he left the bubble to go to Atlanta. Forget the name of the place he went to. It was a club.

It was a strip club. Magic Kingdom. Magic City. Magic City. So he goes to Magic City. Magic Kingdom. Magic Kingdom. Oh my gosh. Snow White. I can't believe.

Never mind. So he goes to Magic City. He gets wings and he can't, they can't let him back in the bubble.

He has to quarantine. But he got wings. He has wings named after him.

And talking to our good friends over at the sports shop, which you can hear on Buzz Sports Radio, in the mornings here in the Raleigh area. People actually go to that place just for wings. Like people actually just like legit do to go orders at that place for wings.

So look, if the food is good, the food is good. End of discussion. You don't have to be there for the entertainment.

Right? Yeah. There are restaurants with great bands, you know, with great lounge music.

You don't have to go there for the lounge music. Just saying if the wings are good, the wings are good. And apparently to Lou Williams, the lemon pepper wings, good enough to get suspended over. Yeah. End of discussion. We have a donut before we talk to Jay Farrell. We do. We do have donut.

By the way, I want to credit you for not mentioning the varsity. Oh, really? Yeah.

Unless the varsity has donuts. Oh, do they? I have no idea. I don't know.

Varsity is trash. Okay. Sorry. Sorry.

Yeah. Places called it's Daylight Donuts or some people call it Atlanta Donuts is the name of the place. Been around for 65 years. 65 years of Atlanta Donuts. Daylight Donuts in Atlanta. Fantastic stuff.

Absolutely fantastic. They're doing a little bit of a pro-am in front of the Tour Championship. Larry Fitzgerald and Tom Glavin are both playing. Both very, very good golfers. And I want to give Larry Fitzgerald credit. He is decked out in a Tiger Woods, Black Pants, Red Mock Turtle ensemble. Good for Larry Fitzgerald. We know he is enormous, enormous golf fan, good player and a Tiger Woods freak. So then you got to have a lot of guts to do that on TV. To come out in your Tiger gear.

So good for him. All right. So that's a tour of Atlanta. By the way, just as a a what's coming up.

Josh Graham will host this show tomorrow and Friday. I am gearing up for week zero and I just need a couple of days to get ready for FAMU and North Carolina. And then we hit the ground running Monday as we walk up to the start of week one in the college football season. And then the following week is the first week of the NFL season.

And that is going to be an absolute I mean, I can't wait for the opener. Like right now, if you're asking me to pick a team that's going to win the Super Bowl, taking the Buffalo Bills, taking the Buffalo Bills. June 19th, 2006, but it all started May 6, 1997, with the announcement that the Hartford Whalers were coming to North Carolina.

It's a story of transition, of heartbreak, of figuring it out on the fly. The Canes Corner look at the 25th anniversary of the move presented by the Aluminum Company of North Carolina. Listen now. Find Canes 25th anniversary wherever you get your podcast. Jay Pharoah. The first time I remember seeing Jay Pharoah was on SNL doing Shaquille O'Neal.

I am a huge fan and still go down the rabbit hole of Black Jeopardy. And he joins us on the Adam Gold show is going to be at the Raleigh Improv Friday night and Saturday night. And I'm excited to talk to Jay Pharoah. How you doing, man?

Man, I can't complain, brother. How about yourself? I'm doing I'm doing very well. So I was when I knew we could speak with you.

I did a little bit of a I went down my own Jay Pharoah rabbit hole. And you do 200 different impressions. Yeah, 200 impressions. Most of the time, people only ask for a couple of them.

But 200. It's now I don't even know how yet. What was the first one you did? I was a Gilbert Godfrey. The Yago off of Aladdin. That was my first one in the second. The second one was Forrest Gump in the third. Sally Field and Forrest Gump. Wait, wait, wait. You do Sally Field? I used to. This is before my this is before they dropped. This is before my puberty kick.

It's easier to do a woman's voice when your babies are closer to your body. Totally understand that. Yeah, yeah, yeah, for sure. So it was it was bad. And then and then it was more Disney characters and then Looney Tunes and then and Eddie and Dexter's Dexter's Texas lab. And then it was after that, it started to get, you know, you got your Eddie Murphy.

And then you and then your Biggie Smalls, your Jay-Z. That's why I started doing that afterwards. But yeah, man, I've been I've been at this since I was six. That is that is six years old. So obviously no friends, no friends.

That's what it was. I got all these words. I had no friends. I had to make somebody up.

You got to talk to somebody. You go go go crazy. You've seen Denzel in the hurricane. Yeah, it was nobody in that cell but him. He was talking. He was talking to different versions of them.

So imagine me doing that with different characters. That's what it was. There was a there was a crowd wherever Jay Pharoah was. There was a crowd you could follow. You can go to his website,

The like. So as a kid, forgetting about the impressions for a second as a kid, I grew up. I saw Eddie Murphy at Westbury Music Fair on Long Island, man. It must have been amazing. He was.

Yeah, it was the raw and the delirious air actually saw him before both of those came out. You couldn't do that comedy today, really, and get away with it, could you? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. You couldn't do that. It's funny because it's funny because the older folks, the older folks terminology that don't understand the new of the new era and the way that things are changing and the way that things are sensitive, they're they're less inclined to to tap into it like they they're they still got the old school thinking. Like, I'm not going to say who the older person is because, you know, they might be related to me. But I was I was talking to them on the phone and we were talking about monkey pox. OK. And this this person was like, yeah, but, you know, you know, you ain't got to worry about it from the straight people.

They don't get the monkey pox. The F word. Get it right. That's the F word, right? That's what you can call them that man. You got to call them homosexuals.

But it was like it was so it was the older like the older, the older school. They don't have that. They don't have that.

What is it called? A composure to not to not be old school. You know what I mean? So you could definitely not. You definitely couldn't do that today, man. Be all types of cancel. Right.

Shoot everybody. We're talking about Eddie Murphy. Everybody would tell me he would he would have been in trouble with the LGBTQ community.

It would not have been good for him. And, you know, I grew up watching prior. I used to have albums, tapes of Richard Pryor and George Carlin.

How big is that still for somebody like you or is it all touring? No, I mean, I still I do. I still go on the road.

I mean, of course, I'm on the road now, but right. Those those tapes, though, man, like like like being able to record that do that. That definitely that definitely creates your comedic mind. I remember when I was when I was 17 years old, I just graduated. My uncle Patrick had given me all these Richard Pryor cassette tapes because at the time I still had the accurate legend.

My parents had parents that are giving me the accurate legend and had a cassette player in there. And I would sit while I was I was 17 when I graduated. So I was still I was going to community college at the time in the fall and I was listening to Richard Pryor. But like before I would go on my classes and I was like, yo, what is it? Some of the stuff I didn't understand.

I said another sound the way we were talking about. I was a real innocent kid. But boy, when I googled, I said, holy hell, OK, I mean, OK, Richard. OK, that's how you feel. That was good.

I go. He was so. Yeah, yeah. And then he crossed over into movies.

I mean, for like. But but that's what you're doing now, too. So is this the evolution of your career?

Is this I don't know why I'm getting so serious here. We're talking to Jay Ferrell. The evolution of your career. Is this where you wanted to be? Because now you're doing voiceover movies. You just did an animated movie. You were the voice, one of the voices. Is this where you wanted to be or is this just the evolution as the opportunities presented themselves?

No, man, it was. This was always always had like a scope for what I want to do in my career. And definitely the transition to films and being able to not only not only do comedic films do, but tap into drama, tap into whatever, whatever entertainment is, man, you know, that that was the goal. And yes, it's you know, I've left us now. I've shot I've shot twelve movies.

And so I've left us to know, man. And I couldn't be I couldn't be more blessed and more and more thankful to be a part of all the projects that are coming out. Like, dude, I got a I got a project that I'm dropping with with Leslie Jones and Ken Jones. And, you know, and Milana also. She's in it. Emily. OK, gracious. People's last names.

People's last. They will get a lot of stars. There's a lot of stars in this movie.

I got that that's coming out next month for Paramount and also Comedy Central. And then, you know, the the animated movies where you're working with Ice Cube, where you're working with Meryl Streep, working with Anderson, Park and her, you know, you get these opportunities. And it's like, yeah, do you know, this is what this is, what I wanted the trajectory to be. And finally being here, you know, it's just important to just be thankful for it, because that's when it just expands and keeps going. You know, so I'm happy that everything is everything is still going. And I could still I could still sell tickets.

I could still sell out, sell out places. And, you know, that's that's a good feeling, especially now with all of the dangers of coming out. You know, like folks, you know, folks feel like they have to risk their lives to get entertained, to come in these venues. And it's like, yo, if you if you're coming to see me, you're risking your risk in your life. But you're risking your life to laugh. So you really you're really a fan. I really appreciate that.

The other way I look at somebody, look at a ticket, be like, wait a second. I'm not going to go see that. I'm not going to risk my life in a little bad way, Chad. I'm going to stay in the house, you know.

For folks to be like, oh, yeah, I got to risk my life. I got to I got to risk it for Jay. You know what I mean?

Metaphorically speaking, of course, it's a real it feels really good. All right. Well, final thing for Jay Pharoah. I made a point to not ask you to do an impression. But if you want to do Stephen A. Smith, feel free.

I am curious. I'm sure Stephen A. got a kick out of you doing Stephen A. because he is just super. I mean, he's been in this studio before, by the way.

He's super just expressive and flamboyant. Yeah. I mean, these guys come to town because we have basketball here. So they show up every once in a while and they got to do their show.

So while you're here, we're going to steal you for a few minutes. So did Stephen A. ever reach out and talk about the the the impression? What's funny is that I heard from Stephen A. Smith about a week ago. He just texted me. He had a he had a new deal.

He had a new deal that he got. And I was like, oh, man, congratulations. But first of all, Stephen A. Smith is like he's really like my uncle.

Like straight up, bro. Reminds me of my Uncle Patrick. We're born on the same day, which is really weird.

Both Libra's. It's just Stephen was really he was he had a lot of good things to say about my my impression, which was which was cool because, you know, it had never been. Stephen A. Smith had never been done before. And thanks to Robert Smigel, Robert Smigel, you know, he hit me up with this script back in 2012. And he was like, man, can you play Stephen A. Smith? And I was like, I've seen this dude all the time, but I never.

You know what I mean? Like, I didn't really tap into it, but it was so familiar, familiar to me already. Because like I told you here, my uncle, you know, so I was able to I was able to go there. And when I saw him in person, I said, Stephen, did you like he was like, oh, yeah, absolutely, brother. Absolutely.

Absolutely loved it. Listen, listen, listen. I'm getting all the press. Everybody's been talking about this. You know, you do a very good job impersonating me, because if it wasn't good, it would be blasphemous, be incredulous.

It'd be individuality and paralysis. It's totally correct. You know, you stole those words in there. You know what I'm saying? It's just those words that he throws in there.

Yeah, buddy. But if you ever if you ever in your life for me and stick together in a situation, you better make sure that that situation is fruitful because honestly, honestly, when it comes to impersonating people, mimicry is the sheerest form of flattery. And if it's flattery, that means that you're actually a pharaoh. But if you're halfway doing it, that means that you didn't care at all. And that means you just hang it up because it could be considered one of my versions of me and Skip.

And I don't really like that. It was it was amazing, man. So shout out to Stephen A. Smith. Well, thank you very much. I hope people pack the place at the Raleigh Improv, which is actually in Cary, but it's all Raleigh.

Jay Farrow. Yeah, it's great. Thank you very much for doing this. This whole thing came together really quickly.

It really just came together last night. I appreciate your time. Safe travels here.

I know you're out west right now. I hope everything goes well at the Improv and love to talk to you again down the road. Congratulations on all the success. I appreciate that, brother.

Thank you so much. You got it. Jay Farrow. The hardest thing to do. The hardest thing to do.

Is to have. A comedian. On the show and say, be funny. Yeah, it's the hardest thing to do. You don't know, like, do they want to do that? Did they want to come on and tell and tell jokes?

So it just has to be just a natural conversation. But Farrow is awesome. Absolutely awesome. The Stephen A. is great.

The Shaq is great. And again. I slipped down another Black Jeopardy rabbit hole last night on YouTube. You've seen that skit on SNL, right? Kenan Thompson, of course, is the host, and it's tremendous.

The best episode, though, is with Tom Hanks. Yes. Doug. Yes.

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