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Top Five Musical Impressions From Comedian Pablo Francisco

Based on looks alone, few people would peg Pablo Francisco as the voice of celebrity culture--until he opens his mouth. With a list of impressions more than a mile long-- from R&B singers and John Travolta to the Allstate Insurance guy and Aaron Neville--some might wonder if there's any famous person this vocal shape shifter can't emulate. But he doesn't just list his impressions to the stars, but to entire musical genres. It's a skill that only a  comedy-seeking You Tube sifters usually take the time to truly appreciate.

 A veteran of TV sitcoms, variety shows and Comedy Central specials, the comic is no stranger to OC (he filmed his 2004 stand-up DVD Bits and Pieces in Irvine) and is a regular on the Improv comedy circuit. Francisco is once again bringing his act  to the Brea Improv (August 2nd- 5th) and while you can never be sure what he'll do live, we picked five of our favorite Francisco musical impressions to get you warmed up for his riotous return to OC.

5. Mexican Music

Something that makes Pablo so entertaining has got to be his bits on music. And while he can deliver perfection on many genres, his gift of riffing on Mexican music is second to none. Spot on with the sound effects, Pablo could probably record an actual Mexican music album and it would be a hit. (Hint hint)

4. R&B Music

This is one of the best Francisco bits, maybe ever. He really hits the essence of '90s R&B music, the writing process, and the way the right words make bitches panties drop. We're thinking maybe the singers of 2012 could take some notes. Girl....your smooth, finnyiyinne. (Side note: Not sure what the subtitles say but if it's over Pablo, we're sure it's funny.)

3. Strip Club Music

Seriously, could this guy play any more characters in this bit? The answer is probably yes. The audience, the music, the dancers, the bouncers, and of course the duck, he nails every impression to the effing wall with something everyone can laughingly relate to. And when you find he's talking about Lake Forest strip club Captain Cream's right here in our own back yard? Well that is the preverbal icing on the cake.

2. Whatever Kind of Music William Hung Makes

If you are not sure how William Hung (of American Idol fame) ever became somewhat of a sensation, you are not alone. Luckily Francisco will explain it to you in terms and scenarios we can all understand while getting a good laugh at what bad taste some people have at times. Yeah he stereotypes but really, don't all of his impressions stereotype? After all, it's just is joke so feel free to laugh. We dare you not to.

1.  Cheesy Club Techno (While on Ecstasy

It takes a lot for some people to admit they've done drugs but lucky for us, Francsico doesn't hold back. Talk about a trippy experience, Pablo lets us in on his $40 ecstasy evening all while showing off his moves with sounds and thoughts making us feel like we are all there. High-larious? Of course. Do we suggest you try this at home? Hell no. Leave it to Francisco because honestly, no one does it better. (Of course we're talking about bringing the funny, not about the drugs.)

For all things Pablo Francisco check out his website or follow him on Twitter at @Pablo_Francisco. Get your tickets now to catch him at the Brea Improv August 2nd- 5th by calling 714-482-0700 or by logging on The Brea Improv is located at 120 South Brea Blvd. Brea, CA 92821

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