Pablo Francisco

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Pablo Francisco
Birth name Pablo Francisco
Born (1974-01-05) January 5, 1974 (age 40)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Medium Stand-up
Nationality American
Years active 1994–present
Genres Impressions, surreal humor
Subject(s) Latin American culture, everyday life, movies
Influences Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Benny Hill
Notable works and roles

MADtv and

Comedy Central Presents
Website www.pablofrancisco.com

Pablo Ridson Francisco (born January 5, 1974) is a stand-up comedian of Chilean origin.[1] He started his career doing improv in Tempe, Arizona.

Career[edit]

In the 1990s, he appeared on MADtv as a featured player. His stand-up act was introduced to America at large when he landed his own half-hour comedy special on Comedy Central Presents in 2000. In 2001 and 2002, Francisco toured as part of "The Three Amigos" with Carlos Mencia and Freddy Soto. Since then, he has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, VH1's ILL-ustrated, Mind of Mencia as "The Voiceover Dude" (same as "Movie Voiceover Guy"), and most recently, Frank TV.

Francisco is recognized for vocal impressions of famous people including Jackie Chan, Aaron Neville, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Howard Stern, Casey Kasem, Keanu Reeves, Michael J. Fox, Jerry Springer, Don Lapre, Celine Dion, William Hung, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, and most notably Don LaFontaine (the Movie Voiceover King). As well, he also does sound effects and character voices like Count Dracula (as a Spanish Radio DeeJay), Droopy Dog, Chris Rock, Jimi Hendrix, Tony Montana, R2-D2, Kermit the Frog, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ozzy Osbourne, Ricky Martin, Dennis Hopper, Aladdin, George Clooney, Dennis Haysbert, Anthony Sullivan, Christopher Walken, and Mr. Magoo. He also has a talent for beatboxing.

Francisco tours in Southern California. The Improv at the Irvine Spectrum Center is where his 2004 DVD Bits and Pieces was filmed. On December 31, 2005, he hosted a New Years Eve party at the Irvine Improv. In 2004 his stand up material was used in Comedy Central's animated series Shorties Watchin' Shorties.

Television appearances[edit]

  • MADtv
  • Make Me Laugh
  • The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
  • VH1's ILL-ustrated
  • Mind Of Mencia (as The Voiceover Dude)
  • Frank TV
  • Vakna Med The Voice (Swedish TV)
  • Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal
  • Last Comic Standing
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  • Tonight With Trevor Noah
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
  • Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution

Specials[edit]

  • Knee To The Groin (Album) - 1998
  • Sausage (Album) - 2000
  • Comedy Central Presents - 2000
  • The Three Amigos (with Carlos Mencia and Freddy Soto) - 2002
  • Bits and Pieces - 2004, DVD
  • Ouch! - 2006, DVD
  • They Put it Out There - 2011, DVD

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.metro.co.uk

External links[edit]