Foxx Follows Williams And Tests Stand-up Jokes On Set
Jamie Foxx has tested out his stand-up comedy routine on movie extras ever since he saw Robin Williams do so when shooting the 1992 film TOYS.
The Oscar winner believes the diverse mix of people working on Hollywood product makes movie sets the best place to try out new material.
He tells the New York Daily News, "A long time ago, I had a few lines in Robin Williams' film Toys, and during breaks he would grab the mic and try his stand-up comedy out on 50 extras.
"It gives us a real chance to work as comics and to test your material on people from all different places in the world."