June 20th, 2011
08:55 AM ET

Oops! Obama impersonator chased off stage at GOP event

His impersonation might have been pretty dead on, but some of Reggie Brown's jokes were deemed over the line when he performed at the Republican Leadership Conference over the weekend. In fact, things got so hairy that an organizer forced the act to come to a close.

From the CNN Political Ticker:

New Orleans (CNN) – Another straw poll victory for Rep. Ron Paul. A surprise second place finish in the vote by former Utah Gov. and former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman. And very well received speeches by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Rep. Michele Bachmann.

But all were possibly overshadowed by the most bizarre moment of the Republican Leadership Conference 2011, the performance of a President Barack Obama impersonator who was pulled from the stage after delivering some controversial jokes.

And then there was this:

Brown made a series of jokes at the president's expense, at one point showing a picture of the main characters from the 1970s television show "Sanford and Son" to illustrate what Obama and the First Lady would look like after leaving office.

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  1. MKSinSA

    If you watch closely, he was ONLY cut off when he turned his humor on the GOP "stars." As long as he went after the President, it was all sunshine and roses. The mike got cut just as he started in on Bachmann. What a humorless bunch of hypocrites.

    June 20, 2011 at 9:38 am |
    • Wayland

      Typical Republican response, finger pointers that can't take the heat. Cry Babies.

      July 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm |
  2. Tim

    Funny how it only became inappropriate when he began to talj about Republicans!!!

    June 20, 2011 at 9:38 am |
  3. Thelookingglass

    showing pic. of 1970's Sanford and Son" is not why he was pulled from the stage, Reggie Brown made those jokes the writer speaks about early in his performance, He was pulled after he told jokes at the expense of the republican party clowns. If you are going to report, report the truth. This reporter "Mooney" is weak . . . period!

    June 20, 2011 at 9:59 am |
    • John

      I'd also like to know who booked this clown – must have been the former Saturday Night Live Producer. It may have went over well on that show, but not here. Idiots.

      June 20, 2011 at 11:13 am |
  4. AW

    Is this the GOP's solution for America's problems? Def Comedy Jam?

    June 20, 2011 at 10:38 am |
  5. James B

    Wow! Went on Newsy and found more of the story. It seems Mr. Brown stuck it to Romney and Pawlenty. His act was then pulled. CNN really did an injustice with their headline and comments. I will be extremely wary of this reporter who flat out mischaracterized this story. This is not a shining moment for CNN. Further, it is one reason it is important to look at a variety of media outlets. Mr. Brown was pulled from stagee because he was telling the unvarnished truth about Republicans - gosh, we can't have that.

    June 20, 2011 at 10:49 am |
  6. Dan from Tx

    Anyone that thinks CNN leans left should consider misleading articles like this one. Brown was allowed to do all the Obama jokes he wanted. It was when he made fun of Republicans that he got yanked. Thank goodness for REAL news feeds like YouTube so we can get the whole story.

    June 20, 2011 at 11:25 am |
    • John

      Not as much as MSNBC (Maddow, Sink and the gang), but CNN definitely falls to the left. How can you say they don't? You think Wolfe is a righty? How about the Morgan?. They hire freaking former Dem reps to do their commentary shows. I wouldn't be surprised to see Weiner on that network (unless he signs with MSNBC first). BTW, if I owned a casino I would hire Weiner as a greeter – I wouldn't shake his hand though.

      June 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
      • jean2009

        Wolfe Blitzer and Jack Cafferty are about as far right as Attila the Hun.

        June 20, 2011 at 4:30 pm |
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    June 20, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
  8. OpaLocka90

    Comedy is a double edge sword. But there are those who prefer it to be a single edge battle-axe. I've known for some time that the GOP has the humor of a dead cockroach.

    June 20, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
  9. jean2009

    GOP=lack a sense of humor. They like to dish it but don't like to receive

    June 20, 2011 at 4:34 pm |
  10. Liz Carter in Georgia

    They claim to be 'FAIR & BALANCED', but your FOXNEWS Station does the exact same thing you're spouting off against MSNBC! So what? FOX hires in or calls on conservative, right-wingers to contribute on their shows! BTW, CNN may lean left a little, but it's been leaning quite a lot to the right these days; ever since the spat with FOX! Wolf and Jack actually about face from left to right, soon after OBAMA won! It may be considered a true version of Fair & Balanced. It seems cablenews supports it's choices!

    June 20, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  11. Liz Carter in Georgia

    LOL! OBAMA this, OBAMA that, he did this, HA HA he did that! HA HA! HEE HEE! Funny, Brown didn't become a 'clown' until he got ready to start joking on REPUGNANTS! Bring it down! Close it out! That's enough now! Hypocrites, liars and cowards! HA HA! HEE HEE!! LOL! Pathetic!

    June 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  12. Bruce Raley

    You want balanced news listen to PBS. They do a good job of presenting both sides. I know the far right thinks they are too liberal but then they consider anything that gets close to the center too liberal. As for CNN they used to be a lot more objective than they are now.

    June 20, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
  13. jean2009

    Is Fox a news channel? I thought if was right-wing entertainment.

    June 20, 2011 at 9:06 pm |