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Pablo Francisco
Birth name Pablo Ridson Francisco
Born January 5, 1974 (1974-01-05) (age 36)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Medium Stand-up
Nationality American
Years active 1994–present
Genres Impressions
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 Official website

Pablo Ridson Francisco (born January 5, 1974; Tucson, Arizona) is an American stand-up comedian of Chilean origin.[1] He lives in Redondo Beach, California. He started his career doing improv in Tempe, Arizona.

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Career

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 ,William Hung, Danny Glover, Gary Busey and most notably Don LaFontaine (the Movie Voiceover King). As well as 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. His favorite venue is The Improv at the Irvine Spectrum Center,[citation needed] which 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.

Television appearances

Specials

  • 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
  • Ouch! - 2006
  • Who You Foolin? - Summer 2010

References

  1. ^ http://www.metro.co.uk/metrolife/article.html?in_article_id=197656&in_page_id=9

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