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Frank Caliendo is a comedian, actor, and impressionist who has been making people laugh throughout his entire life.
First of all, Caliendo is certainly well known for his impressions. His portfolio includes famous personalities such as, Donald Trump, Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Robert DeNiro. Politician impressions include: George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. He even does broadcasters like, John Madden, Charles Barkley and Jon Gruden. Don’t forget about talk show hosts Dr. Phil, Jay Leno, and David Letterman.
Secondly, on stage, Caliendo creates a high energy act. This is because he always presents a blend of observations, impressions, and anecdotal stories in his set. With these, he creates a fast pace that never lets up. Appropriately, he was described by the Hollywood Reporter as “a combination of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey”.
Not to mention, Frank has completed a ten year run on the “FOX NFL Sunday Pregame” show. Afterwards, Frank found a new home over at ESPN. There he joins the cast of the “Sunday NFL Countdown”. Realizing that ESPN has a plethora of strong personalities, Frank has added to his already great lineup of impressions. Now, he has a new set of highly entertaining sports persona. These include analysts like, Ron “Jaws” Jaworski, Coach Mike Ditka, Chris “Boomer” Berman, and more.
Other Prized Shows
His hilarious segments go beyond ESPN’s NFL show. Often times, he appears on “Sports Center” and other prized ESPN shows. A plethora of parodies are amongst Frank’s works. Some of these works are “Gruden QB Camp” segments, Super Bowl “Richard Sherman 30 for 30” mocumentary, and “#IfTrumpWere”. All of which, have gone viral across the web.
A Veteran of Sketch Comedy
Frank is a veteran to sketch comedy because he has been a fixture on television for over a decade. In the past, he was a cast member on “Mad TV” and starred in his own series “Frank TV”. Currently, he has comedy specials with TBS and Comedy Central. Routinely, he makes surprise and guest appearances on radio and TV shows. Starting with over 15 combined appearances between the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Late Show with David Letterman”, Frank continues to be revered for his exuberant appearances on morning news and late night talk shows.
A Genre for Everyone
Though Frank can be highly known for his variety of sports-related impressions, in the end, he makes his live shows appealing for everyone in attendance. This is achieved by continually including a little bit of every major genre – sports, political figures, and celebrities. The live shows are also clean and family friendly (be sure to check with venue for age restrictions due to gaming and/or alcohol). In conclusion, Caliendo is one comedian that should not be missed.