When you do voice impressions for a living, you kind of know going in that the chances meeting, or even speaking to the people you impersonate are highly unlikely, rare at best. But I have to say I've had some memorable experiences on my journey doing celebrity voice impressions. My time in radio has afforded me some great opportunities to not only meet famous people, but carry on conversations with them, sometimes as them or the people related to or who work with them.
There was the time I spoke with longtime Tonight Show sidekick Ed McMahon as Johnny Carson:
The time I spoke to Regis Philbin as Regis:
The time I spoke to Casey Kasem as Scooby Doo:
More recently I talked to Hillary Clinton as Donald Trump & her husband, Bill Clinton. They are rare opportunities, but when they happen, they're magical. They are moments on the air that I'll always cherish.
Today I added to the collection of those moments, when I was offered a chance to surprise former Late Show with David Letterman sidekick Paul Shaffer, using my voice impressions of Dave, and Paul himself. Check it out:
President Donald Trump is spending a fourth consecutive weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida. The "Winter White House" continues to serve as his weekend Presidential Post, to the dismay of West Palm Beach residents. Some reports say that Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits are costing taxpayers millions of dollars. I can't really do much about it, other than create a parody song in honor of Mar-a-Lago. Have you seen it yet? I invite you to watch, have a laugh, and share with your friends:
President Donald Trump delivered his first speech to a Joint-session of Congress last night. It's getting pretty good reviews too. And my Donald Trump voice impression has been making the rounds, calling radio stations to talk about it. Here's how my call to 100.3 The Sound's "Andy & Gina in the Morning" in Los Angeles looked on my end of the phone.