It’s amazing the amount of effort some impressionists take in crafting their work. They hole themselves up alone for hours upon hours, watching tapes of their subjects over and over, looking for those magical, key phrases and pronunciations that will make their incredible transformations complete. Meanwhile, on Conan, all it takes for Andy Richter to magically become Newt Gingrich is a white wig. It’s incredible! It’s like, one minute Andy’s there and then…POOF! Newt!
Of course, apart from the disturbing physical similarities, the impression isn’t perfect. It turns out that Richter doesn’t exactly follow politics so he doesn’t have any good Newt quotes to share. More importantly though, while he’s struggling to come up with someone to say, he looks confused and anyone who’s watched the debates knows Gingrich would never deign to look confused on television. Remember, Andy, if you want to be Newt, you have to know you’re the smartest guy in the room. Smug it up!
Watch the clip from TBS below:
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