In a time where far too many Americans are divided because of politics, learning to laugh at politics and, perhaps more importantly, ourselves is desperately needed. Ben Shapiro has various impressions to which he regularly turns; they are often mediocre at best but remind us all that sometimes we need to take politics not quite as seriously. Here are his top ten:
Obama was the Celebrity in Chief before Trump came along in politics. He did an interview with a Youtuber who bathed in Fruit Loops for crying out loud. You can picture Obama and his celebrity-like way of talking when Ben does his impression.
- Beto O’Rourke
Ben’s impression of the skateboarder and token “cool guy” of the Democratic Party hits the nail on the head. You may remember Beto from his failed campaign against Ted Cruz or his constant need to be seen skateboarding in front of crowds. Ben’s surfer-dude imitation pretty much sums up the image Beto has been going for.
Among a vast sea of President Trump’s impersonators, Ben’s sticks out. He perfectly mimics Trump’s mannerism, hyperbole, gestures, and pronunciation. Whether you’re an over the top MAGA fan or suffer Trump Derangement Syndrome, you should get a laugh out of this impression.
- Chris Matthews
The host of Hardball on MSNBC, Ben’s Chris Matthews impersonation is annoying but hilarious. At first, I didn’t like it because of how irritating it sounds, but then I realized Chris Matthews’ actual voice is equally annoying in real life. I don’t enjoy the sound of it but its accuracy lends it a spot in the top five.
- Jerry Brown
Ben’s impression of the 1,000-year-old California Governor sounds like Spongebob when he was out of the water. I never knew there was a definitive sound to age. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Oldness sounds like Jerry Brown’s voice. Check out his real voice as he recounts being on MSNBC 40 years earlier.
- John Kerry
Ben’s John Kerry has it all; the guy’s demeanor and his slow, boring voice. Here’s a sample:
“John Kerry, who just will not leave. His face collapsing like a mudslide in the Hollywood hills. Growing longer and longer each day. One day his face, like an easter island head, will stretch all the way from the top of his 6’4” body, all the way down to the floor.”
- Alex Jones
Loonbag conspiracy theorist Alex Jones did a sub-par Shapiro impression which prompted Ben to showcase his Alex Jones impression. It amounts to Ben just yelling like a crazy person and ripping his shirt off, which turns out to be a highly accurate representation.
- Nancy Pelosi
Having been either the House majority or minority leader since Congress’ inception in 1789, Pelosi is the dictionary definition of an establishment politician. Ben gets her waspy voice and stereotypical politician rhetoric.
- Bernie Sanders
Here’s one of my own “hot takes.” Despite it being his favorite, Ben’s Bernie Sanders impression is the worst. I’d apologize to those offended but facts don’t care about your feelings. Steven Crowder’s impression is definitely better. However, it made the top ten because it’s popular and even made it on his Fox News special.
- Ben Carson
This world-class neurosurgeon and Director of HUD is known for his high energy if by high energy you mean unending naptime. I love Ben Carson but his voice sounds like a lullaby. Naturally, Shapiro’s Ben Carson sounds like someone about to fall asleep.
Ben said himself, “Are my impressions all that great? No. But are they fun? Yeah.”According to a Daily Wire office poll, the front runners Chris Matthews, Barack Obama, Alex Jones, and Jerry Brown. Aside from being fun, the impressions add a light atmosphere to the oftentimes overly serious subject of politics, helping people laugh at a political culture too dominated by yelling.
The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.