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.
Posted on May 5, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged Emily Blunt, Family Guy, funny video clip, impressions, Kermit the Frog, Seth MacFarlane, The Graham Norton Show, Tom Cruise. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.