In 2009, famed voice artist Maurice LaMarche declared March 22nd “Talk Like William Shatner Day” in honor of Shatner’s birthday. In 2010, actor and comedian Kevin Pollak joined him in celebrating the day with dueling Shatner impersonations. Now, 11 years later, they have reunited to pay tribute to the man that launched a thousand impersonations.
LaMarche and Pollak celebrate Shatner’s 90th
Maurice LaMarche (Animaniacs, Futurama) and Kevin Pollak (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) are both big fans of William Shatner, and both have done impressions of him professionally, with LaMarche doing the voice of Shatner (or Shatner-esque characters) in animation, and Pollak making impersonating Shatner a big part of his stand-up career. They do their impressions out of love, and working with TrekMovie, they reunited today on Zoom to talk about Bill, and of course, they also talked like Bill too. Enjoy.
More from LaMarche and Pollak
Here is the 2009 video of LaMarche declaring March 22nd as Talk Like William Shatner Day, with some tips on how to talk like Bill.
And in 2010, he got together with Pollak for dueling Shatners.
Here is LaMarche doing his Shatner (actually “Willie Slackmer”) on The Animaniacs in “Karaoke Dokie” in 1994.
And here is Kevin Pollak doing Shatner as part of his stand-up comedy in 1988.
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