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Warming Glow’s Guide to Celebrity Impersonators You Can Hire on the Internet

That jovial, rednecked fellow you see above is not Larry the Cable Guy; it’s an impersonator who “not only looks like Larry the Cable Guy, he has captured the entertainer’s voice and mannerisms, as well.” Any well-known celebrity from Roseanne to Larry David can be impersonated by dozens of actors and actresses online, and then hired by you, for only hundreds of dollars! Win-win. So, the next time you need someone to entertain your corporate event or gathering, why not give Fake Alan Alda or Terrifying Sarah Jessica Parker a shot?

Here are some of my favorite TV impersonators. And if you decide to hire Black-and-White Tim Allen, tell ’em Warming Glow sent you and they’ll throw in a Wilson for free!

Celebrity Impersonators

On Celebrity Impersonators’ photo page, where you can see what the impressionists look like, there’s a description of what the actors can do, and Shania Twain’s name is mentioned in literally every sentence:

“Entertain with celebrity impersonator Jennifer Lopez, Shania Twain, Ricky Martin and Backstreet Boys live! The uncanny appearances of our celebrity impersonators and celebrity look-a-likes will make you the “Entertainer of the Year” like Shania Twain. Reserve celebrity impersonators like the sexy Jennifer Lopez or Shania Twain for your surprise birthday parties, catered events, conventions and live music entertainment. For professional celebrity impersonators like Shania Twain, Ricky Martin and Backstreet Boys, book celebrity impersonators before tickets sell out. We provide grammy-winning Shania Twain shows with celebrity look-a-likes and celebrity sound-a-likes for: corporate events, location entertainment, special events, and occasions like weddings, grand openings, holidays, anniversaries, birthdays, Shania Twain theme shows casinos and fairs. Our Shania Twain, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin are a hit at celebrity impersonators performances at resorts, cruises and advertising campaigns.”

Sadly, Shania Twain isn’t much of a TV personality, so my “Shania Twain theme show” idea will have to wait for another post, and I’ll have to settle for the following:

He looks like an extra from a film “Mystery Science Theater 3000” would spoof.

For a KILLER party. When you want to MURDER your guests with fun. Etc.

What would an O.J. Simpson impressionist actually do? Would he be NFL running back O.J.? Would he be Naked Gun O.J. and recite the entire boxing scene from the second film (“I saw Kid Minneapolis fight once. In Cincinnati”)? Or would he be “Trial of the Century” O.J. and leave leather gloves everywhere?

It’s nice to know that guy from Borat has a second career impersonating Danny DeVito.

I’m seeing double: FOUR Roseannes!

Classique Productions

On the FAQ page for Classique (you know it’s classy because they don’t say “classy”!), it reads:

Common engagements include:

*Multi cast impersonator shows with several performers

*Trade shows and Trade show receptions

*Company parties

*Conventions and Break out sessions

*Clubs, Lounges and Theaters

*Commercial projects

*Casino VIP events and Showrooms

*Cruise ships

I can’t be the only who’s disappointed that there’s nary a mention of bar/bat mitzahs?

I’d book her for the comically oversized badge alone.

Her eyes follow you everywhere.

Without cheating and looking at the alt. text, can you name who this person is impersonating? It’s so JCPenney’s catalog generic.

It’s like Beetlejuice and Pennywise had sex, and what resulted is this spawn who will haunt me for years.

I’m going to guess this is a typo?

NY Unique

Every celebrity impersonator website looks like it was formatted in the early 1990s, right down to the needlessly blinking lights and cheesy lo-fi versions of familiar songs constantly playing. On NY Unique, while choosing which of their TWO R. Kelly impressionists you want to book, you can hear “New York, New York” on a loop.

Later that night, the man in the background killed “Alan Alda” for hitting on his old lady, yelling, “And I hated Canadian Bacon, too!”

Gimme a Five and the Rest in Singles: The Howie Mandel Story, out in 2012.

That male Ferengi makes for a wonderful Sarah Jessica Parker.

Try guessing who this one is, too. Hint: it’s not Dexter’s dad.

Sopranos Look-a-Likes

Last year, for my birthday, Nadia and I drove out to New Jersey to head to the restaurant that’s featured in the final episode of “The Sopranos,” Holsten’s. If you’re really curious, you can read more about that here, but the TL;DR version is that while we were leaving, I saw and picked up a postcard for the Sopranos Look-a-Likes below.

What can they do? Well:

They can meet, greet, and schmooze with your guests, present awards, do toasts, argue with each other, talk about their working on the show, and Tony can humiliate those you want made an example out of.

Oh! I got your impression right here.

/points at penis that looks like James Gandolfini

Bubby Gram

“Bubby’s Bargain Basement Page.” There’s something so depressing about those four words put together. If you want cheap talent for a last-minute job, head over to the Basement Page. Just because it hasn’t been updated since 2009 shouldn’t dissuade you from hiring either of the following fine folks:

The girl on the right is totally covering her ears.

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