On the latest episode of the Rex Chapman Show with Josh Hopkins,
the guys are joined by one of the funniest people on the planet,
Frank Caliendo! The guys discuss what life was like growing up in a
family of funny people and with appearances from Bill Walton and
Charles Barkley, they get a preview on the NBA Season. Will Frank
pick another NBA Finals between his hometown Milwaukee and Phoenix,
where he's called home the last 15 years? You can follow Frank
Caliendo at @FrankCaliendo on Twitter and Instagram.
6:30 - Bill Walton on space, time, and Rex Chapman 9:00 - It took a
long time for Frank Caliendo to realize that the Rex Chapman on
Twitter was the same Rex Chapman who starred in the NBA. 10:30 -
Frank wrestled with the Suns and the Bucks in the past NBA Finals.
He grew up in Milwaukee but is now a Suns' season ticket holder.
15:00 - Growing up in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Frank discusses growing
up playing sports after his father was a minor league baseball
player himself. 20:30 - Frank was superstitious as a baseball
player, admitting he watched The Natural before every single game.
Of course Frank remembers every line from the movie to this day.
22:30 - How Frank ended up on MadTV and NFL on FOX, kicking his
comedy career into the stratosphere. Frank felt he fell into sports
and comedy in a way, because it's not the usual route for most
entertainers. 31:00 - When did Frank begin doing his impressions?
It goes back to school when he was doing impressions of his
teachers and his close friends. Everyone messes around with their
friends, but when he created his John Madden by the time got to
college, this was something he wanted to do. 38:00 - Frank outlines
how he builds his impressions, a process and mindset that could
take months to get just right. It also matters who's in pop culture
too. There are certain impressions that don't stand the test of
time. 42:00 - Just by changing several speech patterns and facial
expressions, Frank can change his impressions seamlessly, really
showing his thought process from switching from one personality to
the next. 52:00 - Frank is really concerned with the future of deep
fakes and where we could end up if we continue to try to exploit
celebrities and take advantage of using their likeness without
their permission. 57:00 - Some of the harder impressions Frank has
been working on as of late include Peyton Manning and Joe Biden.
It's not just imitating a voice but adding their mannerisms as well
that takes Frank the additional time to get them just
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