Dana Carvey Does Barack Obama (Video)

Dana Carvey debuts his Obama impression on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno:

The bit about having to explain to the audience who Jimmy Stewart and Ronald Reagan were is amusing as well. And it’s not just affect: It’s true.  Back in my teaching days, one of the things I always tried to remind myself is that anything that happened more than four or five years ago was completely meaningless as a reference point for the students.

Bonus coverage: Carvey does Al Gore and others:

Carvey’s as good with impressions as anyone since Rich Little. If he weren’t such a nice guy, though, he’d get accused (unfairly) of racism for some of his ethnic gags.

via FOD via Glenn Reynolds.

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  1. Have a nice G.A. says:

    What do you mean he’s Amusing? He can’t even spell.

  2. Grewgills says:

    Why do Japanese people sound so much like George Lopez?