There’s a saying that all comedians want to be rock stars and all rock stars want to be comedians. Sometimes that dream gets to come true. The 20 comedians on our list transformed themselves so seamlessly into the personas of famous rock stars, pop stars, rappers and crooners that we can’t separate the musician from their famous impersonator anymore.
20) Maya Rudolph as Whitney Houston on Saturday Night Live
Maya Rudolph always brought a musical flair to her performances, but no where was her musicality and penchant for physical comedy more appreciated than in her bonkers impression of the late, great Whitney Houston.
19) Zach Galifianakis as “Kanye West” in “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”
The hilarious Zach Galifianakis would normally rank higher for starring in a Kanye West video, but it’s not a straight up impression. He’s just taking on the voice of West for comedic effect, and yes, it’s hilarious.
18) Ana Gasteyer as Celine Dion on Saturday Night Live
Celine Dion seemed like a pretty nice and untouchable personality…until Ana Gasteyer pointed out her naive egotism.