8) Andy Kaufman as Elvis Presley on The Andy Kaufman Special
Andy Kaufman is regarded as one of the pioneers of alternative comedy. He didn’t just impersonate people or play characters; he melted into other people. His Elvis Presley impression may be one of his most mainstream acts, but it’s no else revolutionary.
7) Phil Hartman as Frank Sinatra on Saturday Night Live
Some might prefer Joe Piscopo‘s take on Frank Sinatra, but we’re die hard Phil Hartman fans. I mean, how can you compete with a joke about nailing 1950s screen goddesses?
6) Dave Chappelle as Prince on Chappelle’s Show
Remember how I said that while Fred Armisen was genius, someone did Prince a tiny bit better? Dave Chappelle‘s take on Prince isn’t just hilarious because it’s spot-on, but it’s got the added bonus of being narrated by Charlie Murphy.
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