So I’m fond of impressionists, and particularly fond of Jim Meskimen, who you may remember from this
Anyway, some time back I wrote him about something or other and wound up on him mailing list, which is fun because I get things like this from him:
You may have seen the video that went viral last week with “29 celebrity impressions and 1 song”. It has received about a million views a day since release. In case you missed it, it’s here:
I had it sent to me by a lot of my friends who were taken in by it; I myself was packing my bags to move to Australia to look for a new career…
Then I got a whisper that maybe it wasn’t quite on the up and up.I managed to get in contact with the creator, Rob Cantor.
He wrote to me and confessed it was a hoax.
He’s announced it officially in a new video today, which is also of course going viral:
Turns out he used a number of impressionists, some from our very own show, to pull it off. HOAX!
I thought it would be a good idea if the cast of The Impression Guys created a video that calls out, in a gentle way, his use of other voice actors for his “impressions” and released it here:
We hope you enjoy it.