Obama impersonator cut off at Republican conference

Watch: Reggie Brown pokes fun at US president's biracial heritage, gay congressman Barney Frank, other presidential candidates.

By REUTERS
June 19, 2011 15:14
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Reggie Brown, impersonating US President Obama

Obama impersonator 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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NEW ORLEANS - A comedian impersonating US President Barack Obama was cut short and ushered off the stage at a gathering of Republican activists on Saturday after a series of off-color jokes.

The Obama impersonator, Reggie Brown, poked fun at Obama's biracial heritage, a gay congressman and several of the Republican presidential candidates before Republican Leadership Conference organizer Anthony Davis cut him off.

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As Obama, whose father was black and mother was white, Brown said he celebrated half of Black History Month.



He also made a joke about Democratic Representative Barney Frank, who is gay, mocked Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Mormon faith and said Republican Tim Pawlenty needed a spinal transplant after his failure to confront Romney on health care at a debate earlier this week.

As Brown was launching into a joke about Republican Michele Bachmann, the music came up and Davis came on stage to cut him off.

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