This man needs little introduction. It is of course, the current president of the USA, Donald J. Trump.
Like the UK’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, Trump comes out with some comedy gold. For a guy like me, a novice stand up comedian with an impressionistic bent, Trump, like Boris, has recognisable foibles in his voice, his gestures and the general demeanour.
Hence the fact that I’ve been working on a Trump impression for a good few weeks now. I’ve been watching the real thing, learning all the mannerisms and the voice, and also I’ve been tuning into the American hit show, Saturday Night Live, where actor Alec Baldwin nails the Trump persona so perfectly, that it’s hard to distinguish from the real thing.
So at my next online gig, I shall be giving the Donald a little run out to see how it goes. I tried my first effort online yesterday on social media….and here it is…
Not bad is it? Considering that I started impersonating him a few weeks ago, I’ve received some nice feedback. In my armoury, I now have Boris Johnson and Donald Trump to try out, two of the most powerful people in the world, if not the most powerful.
Finally, I leave you with this thought. A dictionary definition of Trump is to emit wind through the anus. Considering that’s the orifice he speaks out of most of the time, I shall endeavour to include most of his inane drivel in my act.
Yours in comedy
Ian L. Fullbrook