Benedict Cumberbatch Tries on Different Names for ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Sketch [WATCH VIDEO]

By Christine Torralba | 2 years ago
Benedict Cumberbatch Tries on Different Names for ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Sketch [WATCH VIDEO]

Benedict Cumberbatch is a man of many talents. It is clearly evident in the roles he has been able to portray flawlessly throughout his career. But if there’s one thing he can also do, it’s too make people cry from laughing too much.

On a recent episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” the host praised Benedict Cumberbatch for the Best Actor Oscar nomination he received for his portrayal on “The Imitation Game.” Additionally, Kimmel praised the 38-year-old’s parents for giving him such a distinct name. This led the host to wonder if the actor would have been given a different name, would he still manage to reach such a successful career? Would Cumberbatch have the same amount of “gravitas and charisma”?


The funny question led to challenging Cumberbatch to try out different names. The actor gamely accepted the challenge to do a hilarious sketch on the show.

The clip posted on YouTube shows a hilarious side to Cumberbatch as he tried on different names for size. The set of the clip was a dimly lit bar, where Cumberbatch was a participant in a somewhat speed-dating type of game. In the clip, he is seen doing a number of introductions with different names as he tried them on for size.

Cumberbatch starts the clip with a cheesy, heart-melting smile, saying, “Hi, my name is Chad.” The clip doesn’t stop there. As Cumberbatch experimented with other names such as agricultural insurance specialist Gary Miller, Jermajesty Jackson, Two Chains, Dennis Pokemon and John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt. He also tries on “certified public accountant David Weinstein,” the famous “I am Groot,” The Gooch, and even Sandi “with an I.”

The name that earned the biggest reaction from the audience, however, was “Luigi McPenis.”

Hopefully, this won’t be the name he chooses when his fiancée gives birth to their first son. As announced earlier this month, Cumberbatch’s wedding will be moved to an earlier date to give way for their expecting child. If you were to suggest a name for their child, what would it be? Leave a comment below so you can share a good name for the expecting couple.

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