Master impressionist Jim Meskimen recites his original poem about impressionists, in the style of 20 celebrities.
You can see Jim in his live JIMPRESSIONS show on October 14th, 2017 at The Acting Center, LA at 8 p.m. with Special Guest Impressionist Fred Tatisciore (Voice of The Hulk in Marvel Avengers Assemble, and Groot on Guardians of the Galaxy Breakout!)
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WHY IMPRESSIONISTS SUCK
By Jim Meskimen
Is anything more sad and lame
contemptible, beneath disdain,
In short, provoking of disgust,
than being an impressionist?
A third rate, even fourth rate skill
the definition of “cheap thrill”,
TOMMY LEE JONES
like watching farm equipment rust
is watching an impressionist.
A relic from a distant day
that long since should have passed away
Dishonorably mentioned is
the pitiful impressionist.
Weird and slightly ostentatious,
tired debris from old Las Vegas
Whose former fans have all dismissed
allegiance for impressionists.
How many opportunities
passed up and wasted because he’s
Hell bound to follow what he must?
Pity the poor impressionist.
Doomed to live an abject failure
dogged by his own echolalia,
Better to crumble into dust
than live as an impressionist.
His borrowed voices can’t deflect
a fate of well-deserved neglect.
His name’s on simply no one’s lips
pretentious, vain impressionist.
That sound, did anybody moan?
That creature at the microphone
is last on everybody’s list;
When Peter at that shiny gate
confronts those souls who imitate,
He will but shake a heav’nly fist
and curse condemned impressionists.
But, ’til that time, we’ll tolerate
the good-for-nothing reprobate
and hide the truth that we’re just pissed
that WE can’t be impressionists.
©2017 by Jim Meskimen, all rights reserved.