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Election 2012: Dana Carvey on Obama, Romney

Watch live footage of SNL alumn Dana Carvey impersonating Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama, and — not gonna do it — Bush Sr. Filmed at the Dreamforce UCSF benefit in San Francisco.

Dana Carvey reveals his Mitt Romney impression.

What would an election year be without Dana Carvey impressions?

We caught up with the SNL alumn recently at a fundraiser in San Francisco, and filmed some rare live footage of his versions of the decidedly “jumpy” Mitt Romney, beatmeister President Barack Obama, and – I don’t mean to sugar coat this, but evil-doers like to do evil – the classic W.

Carvey tells us he’ll work more on Romney “if he wins.” Meantime what you see here in this Stark Insider TV segment is a fidgety work in process.

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“If he would just stop. Just stop!” Carvey said on Romney’s tendency to go long, and get himself into sticky situations. Ah, yes, but thankfully our politicians keep going and going, providing plenty of comedic fodder – see Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert.

And what about Obama?

As you’ll see in these highlights from the Dreamforce UCSF fundraiser, it’s all about rhythm, and the… pause. Plus, giving the go ahead to take down the world’s number one terrorist likely earned our President more than just political capital.

One of Carvey’s most famous political impressions is that of Bush Sr. Thankfully 42 lives on – at least in Carvey’s stage routine.

Watch: Dana Carvey Election 2012 impressions – Romney, Obama, Bush Sr. & W

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Clinton Stark
Clint is based in San Francisco and has produced videos for Stark Insider since 2006. Film projects recently completed include short MORADO shot in the Baja, doc THE ART OF HALL WINES in Napa, and music video WRONG'S WHAT I DO BEST at the San Francisco Art Institute. He regularly writes about Canon DSLR and filmmaking. His Broadway features have garnered praise, including SHREK UNMASKED which is the most viewed BTS video for the musical on YouTube. In addition he's worked with DreamWorks, Disney on Ice, and Cirque du Soleil, among others. Interview highlights include James Franco, Gia Coppola, Colbie Caillat, Vincent Kartheiser, Dana Carvey, and Dany Boyle. Clint is a member of ATCA and covers the SF theater scene. He also writes about Napa and wine, and Silicon Valley news and trends. More: Clint's story...
  • Brad

    ” and – I don’t mean to sugar coat this, but evil-doers like to do evil – the classic Bush Sr.”
    This is not Bush Sr., but his son.

    • Clinton Stark

      RIght, thanks. Fixed. He does both 42 (“Hussein-er”) and W (“Evil-doers”).