Comedian Pablo Francisco brings laughs to Tempe Improv

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- Comedian Pablo Francisco is headed to the Tempe Improv this weekend, where he will entertain audiences with his unique characters and hilarious impressions.

Fans worldwide continue to flock to his shows to experience some of the off-the-wall comedy ever unleashed.  Francisco weaves together his arsenal of characters, spontaneous outbursts, spot-on impressions, and clever insights to create a stand-up show of hilarious proportions.

Francisco has two Comedy Central one-hour comedy specials: "They Put It Out There" and "Ouch!" He is also preparing to shoot a new one hour comedy special for Nuvo early next year. The special is will feature an all-new show and will include some drop-dead funny animation.

Francisco is recognized for vocal impressions of famous people including Jackie Chan, Aaron Neville, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hoard Stern, Casey Kasem, Keanu Reeves,  Michael J. Fox, Jerry Springer, Don Lapre, Celine Dion, William Hung, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, and most notably Don LaFontaine (the Movie Voiceover King.)

He does sound effects and character voices like Count Dracula (as a Spanish Radio DeeJay), Droopy Dog, Chris Rock, Jimi Hendrix, Tony Montana, R2-D2, Kermit the Frog, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ozzy Osbourne, Ricky Martin, Dennis Hopper, Aladdin, George Clooney, Dennis Haysbert, Anthony Sullivan, Christopher Walken, and Mr. Magoo. 

Some call him the man of a million voices. "Oh, about 17 voices," Francisco joked to Scott Pasmore on Thursday's Good Morning Arizona.

Francisco has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Comedy Central's "The Show Biz Show w/ David Spade," "Mind of Mencia," and was on the spring finally of VH1's "Big Morning Buzz."  He has also been a cast member on the Fox Network's sketch comedy show "Mad TV," TBS's "Frank TV," and has appeared on Howard Stern's radio show. 

Check out:  www.pablofrancisco.com
Pablo's official YouTube channel:  http://www.youtube.com/pablofranciscocomedy

Showtimes:
Thurs. 8 p.m.
Fri. 7 p.m. & 10 p.m.
Sat. 7 p.m. & 10 p.m.
Sun. 7 p.m.

Tickets:  $28

Call:  480-921-9877 or visit: tempeimprov.com
The Improv is located at 930 E University Dr. Tempe, AZ 85281