Jamie Foxx Changed His Name From Eric Bishop Just to Get Up at an Open Mic


On last Friday’s Late Show, Jamie Foxx sat down with Letterman and discussed the fact that his name isn’t actually Jamie Foxx – he was born as Eric Bishop. He changed his name to Jamie just to make it sound gender-neutral so the guys running the open mic at the Comedy Store would think he was a woman and call him up. So if you’ve been having a hard time getting stage time, now you know the secret: you just need to change your given name. Totally worth it.