Ginni Thomas

How Limbaugh’s ‘Parody Czar’ went from a ‘Do your moo’ contest to the ears of millions

Paul Shanklin — the “Parody Czar” for the Rush Limbaugh show — is known for his satirical impressions of former presidents and political celebrities including Bill Clinton, Ross Perot and, even on occasions, Michelle Obama.

In part three of his exclusive interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas, Shanklin recounts how he discovered his talent. “I was the youngest of five so I had to stay alive and stay humorous,” he explains. He also tells the story of how a chance try out at the Mid South Fair in Memphis for Turner Dairy’s “Do your Moo” contest was the start of career satirizing the nations leaders that has stretched for more than 20 years. Ross Perot gave a vital assist.

Sound confusing? That’s okay. Just listen.

Catch any of the parts of Paul Shanklin’s interviews you may have missed here by clicking the links below.

Leaders with Ginni Thomas: Paul Shanklin

The Leaders series: Blooper reel

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