Episode #228: Darrell Hammond
Darrell Hammond started carving out a career for himself with voiceover work in Orlando after graduating from the University of Florida in the late 1970s. More than a decade later, a chance Clinton impersonation during a performance at Carolines scored him his fateful third-times-the-charm... [Read More]
Episode #175: Billy West
Best known for his work on Ren & Stimpy, Billy West has been making magic with his character voice work since the 1980s, starting on the radio in Boston and graduating to the Howard Stern Show. He has voiced the title characters on the Nickelodeon series Doug, as well as Ren & Stimpy, was Bu... [Read More]
R.I.P. Joe Alaskey (1952-2016)
Joe Alaskey's celebrity impersonations made him stand out as a stand-up in the 1980s comedy boom, then ultimately led to a fruitful career in voiceover work when that boom went bust for so many other comedians. Alaskey took over vocal duties for the late great Mel Blanc and Jackie Gleason, with Glea... [Read More]
R.I.P. Joe Alaskey (1952-2016)
Joe Alaskey's celebrity impersonations made him stand out as a stand-up in the 1980s comedy boom, then ultimately led to a fruitful career in voiceover work when that boom went bust for so many other comedians. Alaskey took over vocal duties for the late great Mel Blanc and Jackie Gleason, with Glea... [Read More]
Harry Shearer reaches agreement with The Simpsons for 2015-2017
Two months after fans and crew of The Simpsons began imagining an animated world of Springfield without the voices of Harry Shearer, it's all going to be just fine. Shearer, who has voiced Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, Lenny Leonard, Dr. Hibbert and more... [Read More]
Harry Shearer out after 26 seasons of The Simpsons; FOX staple will recast his voices (Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, more?!)
Four years ago, Harry Shearer took a stand on behalf of his voice cast for The Simpsons as the dominating animated sitcom for FOX. This year, Shearer's stance in contract negotiations is leaving the 71-year-old on the outside looking in when The Simpsons continues for seasons 27 and 28 without ... [Read More]
Kyle Kinane raps about his new stuff in Comedy Central special, “I Liked His Old Stuff Better”
Kyle Kinane is trying to help his feature act, “my friend Shane Torres, who’s driving the Mazda 2 Snatchback,” find their way to their gig Thursday night in Hamden, Conn., as Kinane also is on the phone to speak with The Comic’s Comic. It’s that kind of multi-tasking th... [Read More]
Learn What It's Like to Be the Voice of Comedy Central with Kyle Kinane
by Megh Wright Kyle Kinane doesn't just have a new Comedy Central standup special airing tomorrow — he also happens to be the official voice of the network, offering up his unique "Kinane Technique" to CC's many promos. In the above clip, Kinane shares some tricks of the trade, from his specia... [Read More]
Rachel Butera’s audition for America’s Got Talent 2014
Rachel Butera is having a pretty good year. Butera, 42, moved from New Jersey to Hollywood a few years ago, as she recounts in her audition footage for this season of America's Got Talent. You may have heard her voice on Howard Stern's show -- and Stern recused himself from voting last night during ... [Read More]
Jim Meskimen auditions with impersonations on America’s Got Talent
Bet you didn't think your nerd love for Parks and Recreation would come in handy while watching auditions for NBC's America's Got Talent, did you? Blink last night and you might have missed Jim Meskimen. Meskimen successfully auditioned on last night's episode of AGT with impersonations of Robert De... [Read More]