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New YouTube series 'The Impression Guys' includes a rare breed: female impressionists

by John Rabe | Off-Ramp®

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Ross Marquand, Dana Delorenzo, Angela Hoover, John Rabe, and Jim Meskimen at Corky's diner in Sherman Oaks, the birthplace of The Impression Guys on YouTube.. Ben Shelton

"The Impression Guys" is a new series on YouTube about two world-class impressionists -- Jim Meskimen and Ross Marquand -- who are trying to be taken seriously.

Episode 1 of "The Impression Guys" on YouTube

The episodes chart the success of Jim's and Ross's 12-step program to get serious acting jobs and fight off the temptation of the good money they make doing trailer voiceovers and video games.

But there's something more. Until now, since it's a male-dominated field, it was all Jimmy Stewart, George Clooney, and George Bush. The only female celebs to be impersonated have been Dame Edna, Bea Arthur, and Julia Child.  But "The Impression Guys" also features Angela Hoover and Dana Delorezo.

I talked with the group at Corky's diner in Sherman Oaks, where "The Impression Guys" was first sketched out many months ago. Warning, you may also hear Miley Cyrus, Gregory Peck, Ariana Huffington, Celene, and Dana Delorenzo's high school teacher.






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