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Complex/First We Feast’s Hot Ones has completely reinvented the talk show format by by using insanely hot chicken wings to penetrate celebrities defenses. We’ve seen it time and time again with Joe Budden, DJ Khaled and Eddie Huang who all got ravaged by the hot sauce gods and thus allowed host Sean Evans to dig up some quality dirt.

With the episode featuring comedian and former SNL alum, Jay Pharaoh, scheduled to drop tomorrow, they’ve released a preliminary clip of the master impressionist reacting to the intensity of the food challenge by channeling the likes of DMX, Stephen A. Smith, Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, Jay Z and Sméagol from The Lord of the Rings.

While most guests struggle to even form a coherent sentence after tackling sauces that obliterate the scoville scale, it’s quite impressive that Pharaoh can actually pull it off as several different characters.

Words by Alec Banks
Features Editor

Alec Banks is a Los Angeles-based long-form writer with over a decade of experience covering fashion, music, sports, and culture.

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