March 22nd is William Shatner’s 79th Birthday, which means it is the 2nd annual "Talk Like William Shatner Day." This new holiday was declared last year by Shatner impressionist (and veteran voice actor) Maurice LaMarche. This year he has teamed up with comedian and fellow Shatner impressionist Kevin Pollak to celebrate with a "Shat Off" of dueling impersonations. Watch their video below.
LaMarche and Pollak ‘Shat Off’ for Talk Like William Shatner Day
International Talk Like William Shatner Day is the brain-child of renowned voice actor Maurice LaMarche (Pinky and the Brain, Harvey Birdman, Futurama, etc). He introduced the idea last year, and to get ready for the big day this year, the self-proclaimed ‘2nd best’ William Shatner impressionist teamed up with the greatest Shatner impressionist Kevin Pollok for a "Shat Off", where they read from the tweets of ShitMyDadSays, a preview of Shatner’s performance in the pilot of Sh*t My Dad Says.
[WARNING: Video contains adult language]
Last year’s celebration
And if you missed it, here is LaMarche’s introduction to the first Talk Like William Shatner Day, where he provides helpful Shatner-speak instructions.
Comedian Kevin Pollak has been doing Star Trek and Shatner jokes for decades. Here is a routine he did (around 1988?) joking about the upcoming Star Trek V.
How Will You Celebrate Talk Like William Shatner Day?
So are you ready for International Talk Like William Shatner Day? TrekMovie encourages you to post your Shatner birthday tributes to YouTube, and send us a link to tips[at]trekmovie[dot]com. We will feature the best ones on the site.