He can go from president of the United States to a football announcer in a matter of seconds. Frank Caliendo, one of the best celebrity impersonators, has gone from an Average Joe to a comedian with his own TV show in an instant.
A regular on the Late Show with David Letterman and MadTV, Caliendo now has his own home on network television. The comedian is the host of FrankTV, the sketch comedy show on TBS.
But success didn’t come easy for Caliendo. Just four episodes into his new show, the infamous writers strike hit. But Caliendo, someone who’s able to jump in and out of character, was able to handle the hardships.
Caliendo is a major sports fan and impersonates almost all announcers, but now, with the presidential election underway, his key impersonations are of Barack Obama and John McCain.
He talks with Growing Bolder about if his jokes upset the people he impersonates and if he has a favorite act.