Awesome Impressions

Nevermind in 12 Styles

Nevermind in 12 Styles

Borrowing a page from Anthony Vincent, fellow musician Steve Welsh performs each of the songs from Nirvana’s Nevermind in the style of a different band or artist. The Green Day version of Lithium is our favorite, and we suggest listening to the full version of Weezer’s Come As You Are.

Singing in a Fighter Jet

Singing in a Fighter Jet

During Fleet Week New York, singer Gabriel Brown aka Black Gryph0n took to the skies in the passenger seat of a F/A-18F Super Hornet. While riding shotgun, he turned in 34 vocal impressions, including a spot-on version of Kenny Loggins’ Danger Zone. Shout out to his cool-as-a-cucumber pilot Amanda “Stalin” Lee.

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If Weezer Was Nirvana

If Weezer Was Nirvana

Musician and impressionist Steve Welsh imagine what it might have sounded like of the Nirvana classic Come as You Are were performed by another band that hit it big in the early 1990s, Weezer. He totally nails the layered pop vocals and garage rock sounds of Rivers Cuomo and gang.

Basically Another Tom Scott Video

Basically Another Tom Scott Video

Tom Scott loves to visit interesting places, share fascinating stories, and speak about them with authority. After amusing us with his spot-on impression of the vlogger, comedian Matt Colbo is back with multiple Tom Scotts, envisioning what might happen they cloned the YouTube celeb.

Asking the Boyfriend to Do Star Wars Impressions

Asking the Boyfriend to Do Star Wars Impressions

Lucy Griffiths‘ boyfriend Greg Jones is a professional voiceover artist, and sometimes she asks him to do rapid-fire vocal impressions. We’re especially impressed with his on-the-fly Star Wars voices, which include spot-on copies of franchise faves like Kylo Ren, Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, and even a convincing Jabba the Hutt.

Basically a Tom Scott Video

Basically a Tom Scott Video

We’ve featured a number of Tom Scott’s videos over the years, and for the most part we’ve found them to be fascinating and informative. On the other hand, this parody video from comedian Matt Colbo has nothing useful to show or tell us at all.

Voice Actor Mimics Animals

Voice Actor Mimics Animals

Dee Bradley Baker has brought characters to life on everything from American Dad! to Samurai Jack. He also has the ability to imitate the sounds of all kinds of creatures, from birds to pigs to angry squirrels. Great Big Story sat down with Dee and asked him to improvise some animal noises. Those alien sounds were insane.

Sound Effects with Jay and Rhys

Sound Effects with Jay and Rhys

On this episode of IMDb’s Special Skills, Jay Pharoah is joined by Rhys Darby to spend a few minutes talking about impressions, as Rhys shares some of his tricks for making sound effects with his voice, who simply can’t resist trying to do an impression of his New Zealander guest. Michael Winslow has nothing to worry about… yet.

Deepfake Impressions

Deepfake Impressions

Jim Meskimen is one of the most talented impressionists out there. But while he can work wonders with his voice, he still can’t look like the celebs he impersonates. But with the help of AI tech, Sham00K was able to do just that, creepily transforming Jim’s face to match his vocals.

Celebrities Doing Ordinary Stuff

Celebrities Doing Ordinary Stuff

Actor and comedian Ross Marquand performed a number of his best celebrity impressions during an appearance on the Chicago tv program Windy City Live. But rather than have them act out what they’re best known for, he put them all in far more mundane situations.

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

Impressionist Jim Meskimen turns in a wonderful reading of Clement Clarke Moore’s Christmas classic in the voices of 27 different celebrities. The usuals, like Morgan Freeman and Ian McKellan are there, but it’s his Paul Giamatti that made us spit out our coffee.

Africa: Cartoon Edition

Africa: Cartoon Edition

Brock “The Man of a Kajillion Voices” Baker uses just 29 of his available impressions to follow in the footsteps Toto, Weezer, and everyone else on the Internet with his cartoon character version of the 1982 hit track Africa. Mostly he just made us miss Zoidberg and Brak.

Marvel Impressions

Marvel Impressions

We’ve heard him perform as characters from Game of Thrones and Family Guy before, now sit back and enjoy comedian and impressionist Scheiffer Bates‘ spot on vocalizations of Thor, Professor X, Magneto, Rocket Raccoon, and more. His Tony Stark, on the other hand… nope.

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Jay Pharoah’s Nano-Impressions

Jay Pharoah’s Nano-Impressions

(PG-13: Language) Actor and comedian Jay Pharoah turns in a hilarious series of super short celebrity impressions, from Kevin Hart to Barack Obama to Ice-T to Chris Rock, each thrown into some mundane situation. We can totally picture that Kanye scenario.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

(PG-13: Language) Impressionist Scheiffer Bates reading of the classic poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, done in the style of everyone from Peter Griffin to Rick Grimes to Gilbert Gottfried. Most of the impressions are pretty solid, though his Obama sounded like Meatwad to us.

What Animoji Sound Like

What Animoji Sound Like

We fully anticipate that the iPhone X’s animoji will be overplayed any day now, but for the moment, we’re still enjoying their novelty. Beatboxer and impressionist RudiRok applies his vocal talents to imagine what each character might sound like.

Game of Thrones Impressions

Game of Thrones Impressions

(PG-13: Language, Spoilers) Voice actor Scheiffer Bates turns in a great series of impressions, based on some of the most iconic characters from Game of Thrones. You know it’s good when you can close your eyes and envision each of the characters speaking the lines.

Cartoon Alphabet Aerobics

Cartoon Alphabet Aerobics

Impressionist Mikey Bolts takes on the 1999 Blackalicious classic Alphabet Aerobics, matching each letter of the alphabet to a cartoon character, and raps each part in their voice. We swear, the more we look at Mikey, the more we think he’s actually Peter Brady.

Jay Pharoah: Rap Mimic Monster

Jay Pharoah: Rap Mimic Monster

(PG-13: Language) “I’m Draymond Green – anything I kick is nuts.” Natural born impressionist Jay Pharoah brought bars when he dropped by DJ Whoo Kid’s radio show. Comedy bars, that is. Watch him rap like Eminem, Jay-Z, The Weeknd and more.

Dana Carvey: John, Paul & Kanye

Dana Carvey: John, Paul & Kanye

On The Howard Stern Show, Dana Carvey did a bit from his new Netflix special, Straight White Male, 60, in which he envisions a conversation between Paul McCartney and John Lennon where Paul tries to explain Kanye West. His micro-impressions are amusing too.

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Murphy Does Morgan

Murphy Does Morgan

“When I was young, they used to call me Fat Murphy.” While on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Eddie Murphy shared a brief story about his friend Tracy Morgan, while doing a perfect impression of his fellow comedian. We’re just so happy to have Eddie making us laugh again.

Pokémon Theme in 20 Styles

Pokémon Theme in 20 Styles

Ten Second Songs catches the Pokémon hypetrain by covering the cartoon version’s theme song in the style of 20 different artists, from Chumbawamba to Björk. The transitions between artists were too fast for us, but he did have to work with a short song.

Musical Impressions: Céline Dion

Musical Impressions: Céline Dion

During her appearance on The Tonight Show, Céline Dion and Jimmy Fallon challenged each other to sing a variety of unexpected songs in the style of various musicians. Céline’s Cher impression was spot on, but her Sia at the end made us spit out our coffee.

Game of Thrones Impressions

Game of Thrones Impressions

(PG-13: Language) With the exception of his Christopher Walken as the High Sparrow, YouTuber Scheiffer Bates’ impressions of Game of Thrones characters are as impressive as Jon Snow’s plot armor. “He’s good. He’s very good.”

Ricky Gervais Does Impressions

Ricky Gervais Does Impressions

Actor Ricky Gervais thinks that the guys on YouTube who rattle off a bunch of impressions are just a bunch of showoffs, and he told Jimmy Fallon that he can do it better. Though Ricky has a much looser definition of what an impression is than real impressionists do.

Store Closing in Different Accents

Store Closing in Different Accents

Redditor SentioVenia’s son’s friend works at Target and sometimes staves off boredom by using different accents when it’s time to advise customers that the store is closing. Okay kid which one is the real you?!

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