Political impressionist/satirist Jim Morris has President Clinton and a host of others headed for the hills. The rubber faced Morris has becomed famous as a living political cartoon. Morris captures all the attitude, optimism, and befuddled essence of our nations leaders. With the political intensity of the new administration, we can look forward to a continuation of his astute slings and arrows that have punctured the presentational stylings of our nation's prominent leaders. Says Morris, "I'm no lame duck comedian."
Jim, who has always been interested in politics, humor and impersonating authority figures discovered his talent while in high school where he debuted over the schools public address system as the principal. After attending both Boston University and The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Jim left the classroom behind and took to the stage. In 1978 he premiered at Boston's Comedy Connection, performed successfully for two years, and then to San Francisco where he created and developed his Reagan persona.
"Jim Morris didn't limit his spoofs to President Reagan...Mr. Morris clearly didn't need President Reagan to stay in office in order to succeed as an impressionist." -- Steven Holden, New York Times.
Jim's ability to fully submerge himself within each character enables him to envelope their particular political beliefs, moral ideologies and personality quirks. Jim's audience participatory, critically acclaimed, one-man press conferences, showcase his precise impressions of President Clinton, former Presidents Bush and Reagan, Tom Brokaw, Sam Donaldson, Dan Rather, Andy Rooney and a host of other well known personalities.
The White House press corp's respect for Jim as an astute political observer has lead to repeat appearances at political round-table broadcasts including CBS NIGHTWATCH and CNN's CROSSFIRE. In addition to HBO, CINEMAX and numerous appearances on THE TONIGHT SHOW, Morris has performed at both the White House and Washington Correspondents dinners. He also performed for President Bush on the TBS Special, "A Salute To Ford's Theatre."
"I'm not trying to get anybody to change political views," explains Jim, "I simply call to task the foibles inherent in the system and in a particular administration."