This Jesse Ventura Impression Will Restore Your Faith in Comedy

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April 30 2014 8:48 AM

This Jesse Ventura Impression Will Restore Your Faith in Comedy

When I interviewed Jesse Ventura last month, I asked the former governor of Minnesota/current Ora.TV host/perennial potential presidential candidate if he'd heard the impression James Adomian does of him. He had not. Fair enough; Adomian regularly rolls out the Ventura voice in his stand-up, and when appearing on podcasts, but he has only does a few videos that demonstrate how comprehensive it is.

Here's the latest video, which absorbs and regurgitates everything Ventura has been saying about maybe running for president.

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It's the little things—the strangled pronunciation of "that," the answering of a phone with a barked "yup?"—that make it accurate.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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