Short List of Impersonations
Jim Giovanni or Buck Butane? They're both an unequaled combination of raw talent and absolutely uproarious comedy...they're just the same guy. Jim Giovanni is one of the country's premiere impressionists. He has the uncanny ability not only to sound like celebrities, he actually becomes them, almost mystically taking on their appearances. This talent has served him well in his career, from his beginnings in the comedy clubs of San Francisco to a starring role on NBC's "The New Laugh-In" to film characterizations. He's worked with show business royalty like Frank Sinatra, Willie Nelson and Robin Williams. His alter ego, Buck Butane, keeps crowds laughing and stomping their feet to his down-home humor and original music. And because he can work totally "clean", he also lends his distinctive talents to corporate presentations, conferences and trade shows. Just some of his impersonations include:
Peter Falk (Columbo)
George W. Bush
Marlon Brando (The Godfather)
George C. Scott (Patton)
Phil Silvers (Sergeant Bilko)
Ed O’Neil (Al Bundy)
Edward G. Robinson
“An unusually clever, resourceful and creative entertainer, Giovanni is regarded with respect, if not awe”-John Wasserman, San Francisco Chronicle.
“What sets him apart from others is his material, which is off-beat and very funny”-Hut Landon, Pacific Sun.
Jim’s impressions are “Picassoesque and shows a zany mind!”-Jerry Nachman, San Francisco Examiner.