Reggie Brown, whose prominence as a President Obama impersonator got a boost after a performance at a prominent GOP conference over the weekend, says he wants to star in whatever movie is eventually made about the Commander in Chief.
It's a role I was born to play, Brown told the Chicago Tribune. When the movie finally comes out and things like that, I'm trying to show people now what I can do. I don't think there's anyone better for it than me.
Brown says he was not booted from the stage, as some reports claimed. Brown started off with jokes at the President's expense and then turned to jokes about the Republican frontrunners for the Party's presidential nomination.
He had been told he could perform between 15 and 20 minutes. He was asked to leave the stage at around the 18th minute, saying the organizers thought the performance was going long.
However Republican Leadership Conference President and CEO Charlie Davis said it was racially oriented jokes that got Brown removed, according to CNN.
We have zero tolerance for racially insensitive jokes. As soon as I realized what was going on, I rushed backstage and had him pulled, he said.
Brown joked about Tea Party 'birthers,' Black History month, and the Kardashians.
Below are a few of the jokes he told.
I love vacations. A few months back, the family and I took a nice, relaxing vacation in the state of my birth. Hawaii. Or as the Tea Party are still calling it, Kenya.
My favorite month is February. Black history month. You see, Michelle, she celebrates the full month and, you know, I celebrate half.
My father is a black man from Kenya and my mother was a white woman from Kansas. So yes, my mother loved a black man and no she was not a Kardashian.
It's unfortunate that Tim Pawlenty couldn't make it here but cut him some slack. He's having his foot surgically removed from his mouth, he said as the audience groaned. Oh no, don't worry. Luckily for him it's covered under Obamneycare. Yeah. That along with spinal transplants.