Ron started working regularly as an actor in 1990. In addition to impersonating the president, he currently appears regularly on a Nickelodeon family sit-com.
Ron began impersonating Barack Obama in early 2007, before the President had announced his candidacy. In addition to looking like Obama, he is a trained improv performer, and writes comic sketches and song parodies. He is available for personal appearances and photo-ops, and can also provide customized comedy, speeches, and presentations.
"Meeting Planners: Ron is a talent you cannot miss. He turned our typical business meeting into a true event people cannot stop talking about. Impersonating President Barak Obama, Ron was able to win over our Republican majority crowd with his endearing personality and bipartisan humor." MM - Director of Communications
Ron Butler: Barack Obama Impersonator
The ease and dry wit of the President is an overriding influence in Ron's characterization. The show is structured like a variety show with songs, sketches, monologues, and games that incorporate the sponsors (host, company, special guest, etc.). The segments are mixed, matched, and customized to meet the needs and budget of each client.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 15 - 60 minutes
A typical performance lasts anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes depending on the client event. Obama Impersonator Ron Butler's shows include musical parodies, multimedia presentations, simulated game shows, and general speaking. Always tasteful and bi-partisan, Mr. Butler excels in customizing material for each event (roasts, corporate retreats, motivational seminars, private parties, etc). Ron is also available for a post-show meet & greet photo session at every event. Ron is also available for Corporate Entertainment, College Performances, Event Emcee, Trade Shows, Meet & Greets, Private Parties, Nightclub Appearances, Promotions, Ribbon Cutting, Publicity Stunts, Endorsements, Photo Shoots, Custom Videos, Live Conferencing, Commercials, Television, Film, Radio, Web & New Media, Voice Over, and Theater Performances.
Ron is a professionally trained seasoned entertainer. He's been a working television and theater actor, comedian, recording artist, and writer for over twenty years. He brings warmth, laughter, professionalism, and a thorough attention to detail to every gig. Your event won't just be a blast -- he'll help make it a smash success. Just read Ron's testimonials and see what his clients have to say.
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Performances are tailored to both audience and budget. The following items make for the best appearance. (This list is not exhaustive, and each event is subject to its own rider).
- American flag
- Podium (1)
- Wireless lapel lavalier microphone
- Projector/Screen with an input for an iPad along with an 1/8" microphone jack that can run from the iPad to the soundboard
"The Ron Butler Ultimate Barack Obama Experience" is managed by a professional live production company specializing in political entertainment for large corporate events. They can help secure additional add-ons that can help to make your event an overwhelming Presidential experience.
- Additional characters, comedians, and impersonators. Click here for Politicos Comedy Brigade’s complete list of characters available for inclusion in “The Ron Butler Obama Experience.” Click here to view Politicos Comedy Brigade talent available for booking alongside Obama impersonator Ron Butler.
- A Presidential podium
- Presidential seals
- Oval Office set
- US Capitol set
- Air Force One replica
- Secret Service Agents
- Bomb sniffing dogs
- Metal detectors to screen guests or VIPs, creating a realistic environment for a Presidential appearance
- Limousines and SUVs
- Multimedia screens and projection equipment
- Blue pipe and drape
- American flags
- Themed Backdrops
- A variety of sets and props
“The Ron Butler Obama Experience” is a high-energy live political and pop cultural comedy show starring revered Barack Obama impersonator Ron Butler and produced by Politicos Comedy Brigade.
President Barack Obama is played by the original and best Obama impersonator, Ron Butler, a 25 year veteran television and theater actor.
In “The Ron Butler Obama Experience,” Obama impersonator Ron Butler performs a Saturday Night Live-style portrayal of the President, combining an uncanny resemblance with a skillful voice impression, tasteful and astute political and pop cultural comedy, song, and dance.
“The Ron Butler Obama Experience” is a live stage show which takes the form of a one-man Broadway-style production. The show is cutting edge and has high production values (compared with some of Politicos Comedy Brigade’s past productions involving solo political impersonators, which until now have taken the form of a setup/punchline comedy speech restricted to a podium). Obama impersonator Ron Butler takes free range of the stage, performing highly choreographed song and dance routines and interacting with a deeply integrated dynamic multimedia program projected on stage, which adds a whole new level of comedy and production to the show.
The production is available in two formats.
The first available format is a ready-made 30-minute show which contains a variety of both timeless and up-to-the-minute comedy which covers not only politics and pop culture, but topics everybody can relate to such as life in the White House, relationship dynamics between the President and the First Lady (and between the President and his mother-in-law), balancing the Presidency with parenthood, and a wealth of humorous anecdotes, original songs, and audience interaction. The ready-made version of the production includes light customization written in cooperation with the client, which can include, depending on the client’s needs, VIP recognition, tasteful roasting, message-driven comedy, custom musical parodies, and even interactive game show sketches involving audience members. The show can also be scaled down to formats of less than 30-minutes.
The second available format for the production is complete customization. Within this format, a show can be imagined, written, and produced from scratch based entirely upon the needs of the client, with the ability to focus everything from humor and multimedia to musical parody and sketches around the client’s message, brand, products, or personnel. The show can be of any length, can incorporate any stock material from the ready-made version of the production which the client wishes to include, and can contain additional characters alongside Barack Obama impersonator Ron Butler.
Both versions of “The Ron Butler Obama Experience” include a 60-minute post-show meet & greet and photo session with Barack Obama impersonator Ron Butler. Butler brings an incredible element of charm and grace to one-on-one and group interactions with attendees and audience members, which always makes a meet & greet photo session with the President a memorable experience all around.
The show customization provided for both available formats of “The Ron Butler Obama Experience” is a collaborative effort between Obama impersonator Ron Butler and Politicos Comedy Brigade. Ron Butler's brand of customized political comedy draws upon his own political and public policy insights stemming from his days as an economic consultant for a law firm in Washington, D.C. Politicos Comedy Brigade’s brand of customized political comedy comes from years as the preeminent political comedy team in the United States consistently performing highly customized political comedy based on the needs of clients including Microsoft, Unilever, LinkedIn, Virgin America, YouTube, Yahoo!, ESPN, AOL, USO, FOX News Channel, MSNBC, Dollar General, CNN, and Will Ferrell's Funny or Die among many others.
“The Ron Butler Obama Experience” can be enhanced through a number of add-ons offered by Politicos Comedy Brigade, including the booking of a Presidential podium, an Oval Office set, secret service agents, metal detectors to screen guests or VIPs, limousines and helicopters to create the ultimate Presidential entrance, along with virtually any other frills and accents a client can imagine. Politicos Comedy Brigade has presented Barack Obama comedic stage productions with a wide variety of scopes and complexities, from small intimate parties to 3,000-seat theaters. No matter what a client is planning for their event, venue, or tour, Politicos Comedy Brigade has the ability to scale and tailor “The Ron Butler Obama Experience” to the client’s specific needs and parameters.
“The Ron Butler Obama Experience” garners rave reviews from clients. Marilyn B. at CSS Inc. raves, “Ron was a terrific entertainer and had my crowd in the palm of his hand as a spot-on Barack Obama impersonator. I enjoyed working with him as his professionalism set my mind at ease from the start. Five star!” Alex H. of WCRS Advertising adds, “Ron not only looks the part, as you’d expect, but he also acts the part. He’s as charming and cheeky as the President himself and exceptionally good at entertaining people."
“The Ron Butler Obama Experience” is a hit among audiences of all political persuasions. With well-balanced political comedy, hilarious pop cultural references, cutting-edge multimedia, original parody songs with choreographed dance, and one-man Broadway-style production, “The Ron Butler Obama Experience” is the perfect entertainment for any stage.
Past Booked Dates:
11-16-2013 — CSS Inc. Private Event (Desert Palms, CA)
11-10-2013 — Collins Private Event (Anaheim, CA)
11-03-2013 — Quatrele Daan Music Video (LA)
10-30-2013 — TradioV Halloween Event (LA)
09-12-2013 — Dickerman Private Event (NYC)
08-26-2013 — Alex Jaymes Music Video (LA)
03-19-2013 — Tick Tock Too (Feature Film)
03-15-2013 — The Wills Group (Williamsburg, VA)
11-06-2012 — Appririo (Las Vegas, NV)
11-05-2012 — Craig Michaels (Indian Wells, CA)
10-26-2012 — Planned Parenthood (Philadelphia, PA)
10-23-2012 — The Final Debate (Warren Zide, L.A.)
10-19-2012 — Virginia Assoc. of Community Banks (Williamsburg, VA)
10-13-2012 — Lauren Taveras music video (L.A.)
09-18-2012 — Texas Asphalt (Austin, TX)
09-13-2012 — United Way (Dallas, TX)
07-23-2012 — DOD Education Symposium/Expo
06-22-2012 — OPEI Annual Board Meeting
06-05-2012 — Annie Holloway Events
04-28-2012 — AFSCME 13
12-10-2011 — Pacific Premiere Bank
08-29-2011 — Goldberg (Private Party)
06-04-2011 — Nebraska Cattleman's Ball (West Point, NE)
05-16-2011 — Monty J. Bennett (Private Function)
05-15-2011 — Toshiba Electronics
11-27-2010 — Goldberg (Private Party)
09-08-2010 — Millward Brown/SMGKRC (Warsaw, Poland - video)
08-28-2010 — Canoe Hospitality (Los Angeles, CA)
08-06-2010 — National Black Nurses Assocation (San Diego, CA)
05-19-2010 — Fianzas Monterray (Universal City, CA)
03-25-2010 — 2 Filles Le Matin (TV, Montreal, Canada)
03-09-2010 — SOLO! Webisode series (Hollywood, CA)
01-16-2010 — PURE Nightclub (Las Vegas, NV)
11-10-2009 — Algorithme Pharma (Los Angeles, CA)
10-17-2009 — Brylcreem (Print ad)
10-16-2009 — Jimmy Kimmel Live
07-10-2009 — The Kia Store (TV Spot)
06-26-2009 — Kia of Westchester (TV Spot)
06-09-2009 — Central Kia (TV Spot)
05-01-2009 — North Hills Toyota (TV spot)
2008: 20 gigs
2009: 30 gigs
2010: 26 gigs
2011: 43 gigs
2012: 65 gigs
2013: 24 gigs (so far)
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