Jamie Foxx mocked Mike Tyson to his face and lived to tell the tale

Jamie Foxx mocked Mike Tyson to his face and lived to tell the tale

Actor Jamie Foxx told Jimmy Fallon that he made fun of Mike Tyson’s lisp to his face…and survived.

Foxx, who became a household name when he starred in In Living Color, began his career as a stand-up comedian. Early in his career, he was performing for a crowd when something unusual happened.

“I get to my Mike Tyson joke, and that’s usually when I get a standing ovation. And when I get to the joke, nobody laughs. You know why? Because Mike Tyson is in the building,” he told Fallon.

“It was crazy because that’s when Tyson was just knocking people out just for smiling…And I get to that joke and someone yelled, ‘Mike is in here,’” he continued. “Then the dude yelled out, ‘Mike said you can do the joke. But that shit better be funny.’”

Foxx told the joke about Tyson going through a KFC drive through and made fun of his lisp. The joke got a standing ovation, and afterwards, Tyson came up to greet Foxx. Lucky for him, Tyson found it funny.

The actor confirmed earlier this year that a Mike Tyson biopic “is a go,” and that both he and Martin Scorsese are associated with the project.

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