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Lecture-Concert Series presents political satirist/comedian Paul Shanklin

Sept. 17, 2008 -- Paul Shanklin, conservative political satirist, impressionist, and comedian, is the featured performer in the second event of Arkansas State University’sSatirist/comedian Paul Shanklin is the second featured performer in ASU's Lecture-Concert Series. Lecture-Concert Series. He will present “Politics and Real Life” on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the ASU Student Union Auditorium, 101 N. Caraway Road, Jonesboro.

This event, like all events in the Lecture-Concert Series, is free and open to the public.

A Memphis native, Paul Shanklin first came to media attention after doing his vocal impersonation of Bill Clinton for Memphis radio show “The Big Kahuna,” hosted by Bill Young.  Shanklin writes most of, and voices the characters for, the songs/satirical bits used by conservative radio hosts Rush Limbaugh and Mike Fleming.

Shanklin has released 10 albums containing both parody songs and political skits that utilize his skillful voice impressions.  He has performed more than 1,300 parody songs and skits incorporating more than 80 voice impressions, including Bill Clinton, Ross Perot, Al Gore, George W. Bush, Joe Lieberman, John Edwards, Barak Obama, and many others.  His skits are heard worldwide on more than 650 radio stations by audiences of more than 20 million.

For more details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for the Honors College, at (870) 972-2308, or via e-mail at

The Lecture-Concert Series presents diverse programs to enrich the cultural life of the campus, community, and region.



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