WWhen Dana Carvey appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert earlier this year he debuted with an impression of President Joe Biden that instantly surpassed anything Jim Carrey – or anyone else SNL imitators elsewhere – have managed to be successful over the past two decades.
Now, with Colbert back on stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater for the first time since before the pandemic began, Carvey has upped the ante with a full interview skit of Biden, appearing ‘over satellite’ on the other. next to the pond.
The current president would have been a huge blow to Colbert’s first show, but Carvey’s version was undoubtedly more entertaining. After finding his way to the camera, Biden said, “I appreciate you, Merv,” the first of many blunders uttered in the soft-spoken dialect that defined the president’s later years.
Moving on to bigger questions, Carvey’s Biden said, “Be clear: the last guy, Trump, was bananas! But look at me, look at me, Europe. I am kind and easy going. Listen to my voice, I am very calm, I will not make any sudden movements.
The impression, while clearly exaggerated, seemed to somehow capture something about Biden that no other comedian has, in the same way that Carvey played an exaggerated George HW Bush on Saturday Night Live over 30 years ago.
When asked if he was afraid of meeting Vladimir Putin one-on-one after calling him a “killer”, the president replied: “Come on, now I have already called a nice lady a” pony soldier with a dog’s head ”. Nobody knows what I’m talking about, especially me.
In the end, he admitted he was never ‘good with words’, explaining,’ They’re like Republicans: they don’t want to work with me but I keep trying anyway.
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