Comedian Jon Culshaw on his talent for impressions - and confusing Michael McIntyre's gran

Comedian Jon Culshaw on his talent with impressions and doing an auction with Michael McIntyre

Paul Ross and Jon Culshaw

Friday, May 20, 2016

Comedian Jon Culshaw treated Paul Ross to a series of brilliant impressions live in the studio on Friday morning. 

The gifted mimic showcased his talents, taking off fellow comic Michael McIntyre and politician Boris Johnson, as well as talkRADIO's very own Eamonn Holmes. 

He also revealed how he was once mistaken for McIntyre - by a member of the posh comedian's own family. 

"He's a terrific character with the precision of his observations," explained Culshaw. "There was a time at a charity auction when he spotted me in the audience.

"He said: 'Right, I've seen you impersonating me. My grandmother thought it was me, but it was you being me'."

Culshaw added that he never stops gathering material for his own shows - and is always learning from other performers. 

"There's always a little bit when you're watching a nuance and you think: 'oh, i'll have this'," admitted the comedian, who will be performing a set at the Salisbury International Arts Festival at the end of May.