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Fancy giving impressions a go? Oliver Callan explains how to get started

Get started by practicing Paschal Donohoe’s múinteoir-like tones.

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HAVE YOU EVER tried to do a impression of someone, only for it to come out as the complete polar opposite of what you intended?

It’s not easy, and without some careful practice you’ll quickly make a fool of yourself.

Impressionist and satirist Oliver Callan explained to us how he builds up a wireframe of the person’s key traits, slowly adding up these layers until the impression is complete.

He gave us a crash course in how to impersonate Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey, Ireland captain Martin O’Neill, and – of course – US President Donald Trump.

More: How Oliver Callan finetuned his impressions of Leo and Enda >

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