Cinco de Voices

What do Seth MacFarlane, Emily Blunt and Kermit the Frog have in common?

They all hear funny voices.

While I can imitate some characters for the sake of drama or comedy, Seth MacFarlane constantly proves that performing impersonations is a remarkable skill. To successfully pull off a great impression, you have to fully inhabit another person or character’s being, including their accent, temperament and signature reactions. Most impressively, the best imitators are able to switch on-and-off like a light switch from acting like themselves to being somebody completely different with stunning accuracy.

As a fan and student of improv and acting, the following video of impressions is entertaining and educational. It features one of the modern masters at work:

Impersonations definitely require a very specific set of skills.

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Posted on May 5, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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