Uploaded on Sep 2, 2011
STEVE BRIDGES 1963-2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Steve Bridges. His passing comes as a shock to all of us. The cause of death is not known at this time, but we will publish more information on his website (http://stevebridges.com) as it becomes available. Steve brought joy and laughter to millions and was a great inspiration to all who knew him. He will be sadly missed. Our prayers go to his family at this time.
Comedian-impressionist Steve Bridges performs in prosthetic makeup as President Barack Obama - August 2011. For more information visit http://stevebridges.com
About Steve Bridges:
Every American boy is told they might grow up to be President of the United States. Steve Bridges never doubted his father's words, but immediately started to mimic them. From a very early age, Bridges entertained his family and friends with uncanny, hilarious impressions of anyone within earshot.
When Bridges' family eventually settled in California, he set to work honing his performance skills. As a young man, he obtained extensive acting and voice-over coaching in Los Angeles, even spending time with the notorious Groundlings improvisation troupe.
Bridges developed a repertoire of over 200 impressions, including TV characters Barney Fife and Homer Simpson, broadcasters Tom Brokaw, Paul Harvey and Rush Limbaugh; but it was his chilling embodiment of political leaders Bill Clinton and Al Gore that rapidly established him as a premiere vocal impressionist.
Applying "executive" skills and vision, Bridges gathered a "creative cabinet" in 2002 that has changed the world of comedy. He engaged the Academy Award-winning prosthetic make-up artist, Kevin Haney and Evan Davis' Headwriters comedy staff, creating a formula for the perfect President George W. Bush.
Today the Bridges' team presents Steve as President Barack Obama, featuring the amazing talent of prosthetic makeup artist, Kazu Tsuji. Late-night comedians might struggle to find humor about this president, but Steve easily mines brilliant, topical humor as he has over the last ten years.
The Bridges team is also proud to announce a new show - "The Global Economic Smackdown", featuring Steve without make-up performing over forty vocal impressions of world leaders and show business personalities in an hilarious international town hall.
Whether he's in state-of-the-art prosthetic make-up or just performing sparkling, rapid-fire impressions, Steve Bridges evokes bipartisan laughs that entertain any crowd. Staying above the political fray, Bridges elicits raves from both sides of the aisle. Bridges' material is always refreshing, topical, and funny to both right and left.
Steve humbly admits that he could never be the real commander-in-chief, but when it comes to American political impressionists, Washington insiders and comedy pollsters have voted Steve Bridges to be undisputed "leader of the free world".