He's Bush, Schwarzenegger, Napoleon Dynamite and Sinatra--Voice of Jibjab, Improv Genius and Impressionist JIM MESKIMEN Launches One-man Show in Hollywood

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If you enjoy impressions, comedy and improv, you will not want to miss the extraordinary Jim Meskimen in "Jimpressions", the hilarious one man performance premiering February 14th at the Acme Comedy Theater in Hollywood. Meskimen, best known for his impressions of President Bush and other political figures in the mega-popular Internet cartoons from Jibjab.com that took the world by storm during the '04 election, showcases his enormous talents as a mimic, writer and improviser, as well as a singer. Accompanied by Geoff Levin of Celestial Navigations fame.

Jim Meskimen, well-known for the voicing George W. Bush, John Kerry, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bill Clinton in JibJab’s sensational Internet shorts, This Land and Second Term and most recently, Big Box Mart and 205. is bringing his Jimpressions to the ACME Comedy Theater in Hollywood for a limited run of four shows starting February 14. The show consists of an hour and fifteen minutes of comedy, impressions, music and surprises, with music by Geoff Levin of Celestial Navigations.

Meskimen, an original Whose Line Is It Anyway cast member, has also appeared on Friends and Malcolm in the Middle, and in the films Apollo 13, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and The Punisher. Meskimen isn’t the only famous voice in his family: His Emmy-winning sister Ellen was a writer on Joey and Friends and his Emmy-nominated mom, Marion Ross, is Mrs. C from both Happy Days and the Drew Carey Show.

Said Meskimen of Jimpressions: “What I bring to audiences is something they haven’t seen before: a blend of impressions, music and improv that involves them much more than simple stand-up comedy. In Jimpressions I do the voices of plenty of public figures like G. W. Bush, and about 60 other well-known voices, and I do the singing voices of some politicians, too in a send up of American Idol, which I call Washington DC Idol. It's good for the whole family--what I’m trying to do is capture some of the magic I remember from great impressionists I used to see on TV when I was a kid. It’s a vanishing art, and I’m trying to bring it back.”

Jimpressions runs Tuesdays, from Feb. 14 through March 7, at 8 p.m. at the Acme Comedy Theater, 135 N. La Brea, Los Angeles. For tickets and reservations, call (323) 525-0202. Admission is $12. For more information, go to http://www.appliedsilliness.com.


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