Max Koch - Impressions
April 8, 2008 4:52 PM   Subscribe

Max Koch is a writer/actor who does a few impressions, the most notable being an uncanny Tony Soprano. Also worth seeing: Gary Busey, Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino. Audio NSFW.
posted by davebush (33 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
'Uncanny Tony,' would be a great mob nickname. I'm just saying.
posted by jonmc at 5:03 PM on April 8, 2008


Is this where I leave my dinky little comments about what a talentless fuck this guy is?

Meta-precious.
posted by rokusan at 5:25 PM on April 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is where I hug you, rokusan.
posted by Dizzy at 5:27 PM on April 8, 2008


I could do without the impressions, but I liked this
posted by malphigian at 5:27 PM on April 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


What's up with James Gandolfini's distinctive breathing? Is that something he developed for the Tony Soprano character, or does he always sound like that? Is that a medical condition, or is it just a quirk?
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 5:29 PM on April 8, 2008


Ooh, a Jack Nicholson impression! Fresh!
posted by DU at 5:47 PM on April 8, 2008


Is this where I leave my dinky little comments about what a talentless fuck this guy is?

You're looking for YouTube, two doors down.
posted by dhammond at 5:55 PM on April 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


His Gary Busey had me laughing my ass off.
posted by UseyurBrain at 6:05 PM on April 8, 2008


actually, that gary busey made me giggle quite a bit. man that guy is a fucking loony.

thanks davebush.
posted by CitizenD at 6:05 PM on April 8, 2008


That sucks Koch (pronounced "Cock")
posted by hal9k at 6:08 PM on April 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


His Gary Busey had me laughing my ass off.

His Gary Busey had me not doing anything to even remotely remove my ass. That was Gary Busey!?! Really!?!

Tony Soprano: Spot on, I thought. I hate to even admit that considering how bad the rest of it was.
posted by paddysat at 6:11 PM on April 8, 2008


His Tom Waits is pretty funny.
posted by padraigin at 6:14 PM on April 8, 2008


Soprano was good... a little over the top but got a lot of the tics down. The rest... meh. Seen better, and c'mon... Pacino and Nicholson?
posted by rooftop secrets at 6:25 PM on April 8, 2008


The problem with his Busey (or any Busey impersonation for that matter) is that it fails to capture that sense of looming calamity that hangs over the real Busey's head like a cloud. That very real sense that he could snap and kill you with his bare hands at any moment. ANY MOMENT.

Also, wanna see my impression of Joan Crawford? Ok, here goes: NO MORE JACK NICHOLSON IMPRESSIONS, EVER!!!!!
posted by LeeJay at 6:27 PM on April 8, 2008


Me I adore impressions and so I dig in this.
posted by dawson at 6:28 PM on April 8, 2008


I thought they were decent.

For the haters, is it impersonations in general or just this guy?

If it's the latter, could you post examples of "good" impersonations?
posted by davey_darling at 6:30 PM on April 8, 2008


He does a good Nick Nolte as well. And I have to say his Pacino is really growing on me.
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:42 PM on April 8, 2008


Hoping others will share goodness here's some classic Kevin Spacey, with everyones favorite drama queen James Lipton.
posted by dawson at 6:44 PM on April 8, 2008 [5 favorites]


dawson, too cool. mr. spacey's walken is oh so fine.
posted by CitizenD at 6:59 PM on April 8, 2008


I'm a fan of Frank Caliendo's impressions, myself.

though, I'm disappointed in him on MADTV; nothing holds a candle to his Comedy Central special (here, with wonky sound)
posted by flatluigi at 7:17 PM on April 8, 2008


That's a great clip, dawson -- Thanks!
posted by jpdoane at 7:31 PM on April 8, 2008


Nice post! and Dawson what a great addition.......does anyone know where the SNL Kevin Spacey "Star Wars screen tests" can be found?
posted by HappyHippo at 7:42 PM on April 8, 2008


thanks to davebush for reminding me of that cool Spacey clip, and HappyHippo, until something better comes along here's an SNL teaser...
posted by dawson at 8:04 PM on April 8, 2008


Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino impressions? He might as well also trot out a Christopher Walken, Bill Cosby, and Richard Nixon to nail all of the tired and uninspired impression staples.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 8:25 PM on April 8, 2008


Spacey (and others) Star Wars Auditions
posted by Scoo at 8:38 PM on April 8, 2008


sorry part 2 was yanked by NBC
posted by Scoo at 8:41 PM on April 8, 2008


I laughed.
posted by nola at 8:45 PM on April 8, 2008


His Christopher from the Sopranos was good too.

I also enjoy all the haterade on MetaFilter. Don't try too hard to impress us all with how boring you find this. Lamers.
posted by chunking express at 9:07 PM on April 8, 2008


Sorry, the Gary Busey was fun.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:04 AM on April 9, 2008


He's Tony Soprano was good. His Pacino was pretty funny too. And the reading the comments from the YouTube thing... could have been funny, but it wasn't.

I have to go Brasso my 2cents now. Excuse me.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:24 AM on April 9, 2008


Fuck! That coffee is hot!

He's good.
posted by Divine_Wino at 5:10 AM on April 9, 2008


I wasn't taken with his Pacino, and his Jack could use some shine, but his Busey is perfect.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 8:30 AM on April 9, 2008


I preferred his Tony, although I don't ever remember T snorting the way he does. You think a mob boss could've gotten away with that?
posted by hadjiboy at 7:27 AM on April 10, 2008


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