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That Funny Feeling

There’s something that strikes me whenever I watch a YouTube video of impressionists, amateur or professional; it’s a quiet moment of hope, just before I apply the disembodied pressure to the ubiquitous red triangle which causes entertainment to flow over the Interweb into my “device”.  It’s the hope that whatever happens, the person imitated will

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Bill Cosby and the Failure of Our Heroes

The Bill Cosby “trial”, currently proceeding luridly in the so-called “court of public opinion”, is a very telling indicator of a material culture with severe moral blindspots. It’s ugly on many counts; the very nature of the alleged drugging and rapes, the worrisome fact that the revelation of the crimes are in some cases decades

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Hitting the Road as a Speaker

Hitting the Road as a Speaker

I was contracted by a company that hosts conferences for Government/IT divisions for various state governments around the country last year, to deliver morning keynote addresses throughout 2015. With a lot of help from my friend Jack Mortimer, who first came up with the idea that I would make an interesting speaker to this group,

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IMPRESS ME is now a TV show!

IMPRESS ME is now a TV show!

The little web series that could, The Impression Guys, has continued to chug-chug-chug up the track and has made it over the hump! Now, as IMPRESS ME, the story of Jim & Ross, two impressionists who long to be taken seriously as actors has made it to TV on the new cable channel Pop. Writer/director

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2015 OFF WITH A BANG!

2015 OFF WITH A BANG!

I can’t believe it is March already!  So many things have happened, and the year is getting set up to be one of my busiest yet! From commercials, TV shows, voiceovers, animation, audio book recordings,  videogames, live events, speeches, videos and shows, to the soon-to-be-announced Season Two of The Impression Guys, there has been a

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In Memory of Robin Williams

Robin got his TV start on Happy Days, which was the show my mom, Marion Ross was on for 11 seasons.  So I watched the rise and fall from close to the start. I was more than a little jealous. I met Robin two or three times and he was always charming and low key.

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Jim Meskimen Podcast #1

Jim Meskimen Podcast #1 My first self-originated podcast. I talk about events of the last day or so, which happen to include the triumph of Paul McCartney and the tragedy of Robin Williams. Music for this podcast was created by Geoff Levin.

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NOTE TO SELF

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You probably won’t remember this blog entry when it becomes most useful to you. And probably neither will I… There’s something I’ve discovered about myself which gets more acute over time and that is, that I’m extremely impatient. That’s a benefit as well as a curse. But because I get impatient, I get into a

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What I Believe

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As of May 13, 2014… I believe that mankind is good. Far more good than evil. I believe that life is enduring. I believe that everything moves forward and on and on. I believe that help is possible. I believe that everyone gets another chance. I believe that friendship and creativity are the real rewards

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Good News About The Impression Guys

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Thanks to our friends at SoulPancake, and the overwhelmingly good reaction to our first six episodes, you’ll be seeing 7 more episodes of The Impression Guys!   We’re calling it “Season One- Part Two.”   I’m delighted to soon be working again with the brilliant writer/director Ben Shelton, Ross Marquand, Piotr Michael, Dana DeLorenzo, Angela Kinsey, Amy

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