The following article contains editorial content written by a current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today
A stand-up comedian and actor now turned YouTuber has managed to fill niche in the realm of political commentary on YouTube that we didn’t even know we needed: satirical impersonations of political and public figures with their images superimposed on this actor’s face.
Obviously when you use words to explain it, the concept doesn’t sound nearly as entertaining as it genuinely is.
But this relatively uncharted territory that Kyle Dunnigan has embarked upon seems to be serving the stand-up comedian and actor well – with many of his videos amassing hundreds of thousands of views.
One of Dunnigan’s most hilarious impersonations that he does in these videos is that of President Joe Biden.
In one video, Dunnigan is pretending to be Joe Biden having a strange conversation with himself after he sees his reflection in the mirror.
The Biden impersonation video finds the commander in chief confused over seeing his reflection, mistaking his reflection for that of another person:
“How’d you get in here? This is a security beach. Look, look…I got a surprise for you, your name isn’t Jarak O’Biden: it’s Barak O’Jiden! Who sent you? Vice Pina Colada Hairless?”
Clearly, Dunnigan has mastered the art of lampooning President Biden’s unique style of gaffes.
Dunnigan is in peak form again with his President Biden impersonation, where he does a satirical re-imagining of the theme song from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air as it would be performed if President Biden fashioned the lyrics for himself:
“Well, I was born and raised in Scranton, P-A. Lifeguard by the pool is where I spent my days. Until a dude named Corn Pop, who wasn’t that cool, started making trouble at the swimming pool.”
In another video from Dunnigan, he put in double the work posing as President Biden and Ben Shapiro in a video lampooning the idea of what it would be like if President Biden made a random appearance on the Ben Shapiro Show.
When doing his impersonation of Biden calling into the Ben Shapiro Show, Dunnigan keeps the mocking of Biden’s gaffes going with:
“Look, look…I need your vote. I got a big erection coming up against the bad dude: Donald Duck! He’s got no pants man, orange legs.”
But this actor and stand-up comedian does more than just impersonations of Joe Biden or Ben Shapiro, he also has a hilarious routine that he does posing as Governor Andrew Cuomo while poking fun at his adoration of charts when holding briefings.
Considering that Dunnigan landed breakthrough roles in series like “Cedric the Entertainer Presents” and “Reno 911!”, it makes all the more sense as to how well he crafts his satirical videos of public figures.
The impersonations of Governor Cuomo get even better when Dunnigan pokes fun at the New York governor’s fondness of trying to contextualize complex or contentious topics by sharing a quick, personal story.
With all the craziness surrounding modern politics, this is exactly the type of content we need to just sit back and enjoy a cheap fun laugh at the nonsense that envelops everything today.
Do you want to join our private family of first responders and supporters? Get unprecedented access to some of the most powerful stories that the media refuses to show you. Proceeds get reinvested into having active, retired and wounded officers, their families and supporters tell more of these stories. Click to check it out.
In other not so funny impersonations, a man accused of pretending to be a police officer in New York was recently arrested after he allegedly attempted to abduct two girls while pretending to be a cop.
Here’s that previous report.
LONG ISLAND, NY- Police have arrested a man who allegedly attempted to abduct two teenage girls on Long Island, New York, by impersonating a police officer.
According to reports, Donald Cristiano Jr., 46, was charged with second-degree kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child, first-degree criminal impersonation and luring a child.
Authorities said that the alleged kidnapping occurred on the afternoon of February 3rd. Police said that Cristiano stopped two girls, ages 14 and 16, as they walked along Herbert Avenue to the library.
Police have arrested a man who allegedly attempted to abduct two teenage girls on Long Island, New York, by impersonating a police officer. https://t.co/qg73WmUIy0
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 5, 2021
He allegedly told the teens that he was investigating gang activity in the area and it wasn’t safe, so they should get into his vehicle.
He proceeded to identify himself as an officer and said he would give them a ride to the library.
The two teenage girls got in the vehicle. Police said Cristiano then drove them to the library, but told the 16-year-old girl to get out because he “needed to speak in private with the younger girl.”
Police said he then drove away with the 14-year-old girl to a nearby park and began touching her. The teenage girl fought him off and ran to a nearby home where the homeowner called the police.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone described the incident as “every parent’s nightmare” and that as a father his heart sank when he first heard the report. He said in a statement:
“I cannot tell you how disturbing and sickening it is to think about this individual impersonating a police officer in an effort to abduct and assault these young girls. It is beyond disturbing.”
UPDATE: #SuffolkCounty Police say 46-year-old Donald Cristiano Jr. impersonated an officer & abducted 2 girls yesterday in #Lindenhurst . He was arrested this morning in #Bayshore . At 5pm on @News12LI , we have disturbing new details on how he lured them in to his car. pic.twitter.com/eKJZXEhSRW
— Caroline Flynn (@ReporterCFlynn) February 4, 2021
According to Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart, Cristiano allegedly grabbed the younger girl’s pants and made inappropriate comments to her. After a struggle ensued, she was able to escape. Hart said:
“She was able to drab the door handle, kick the door handle, while fighting him off. She was able to run to a nearby home where the homeowner called 911.”
In a tweet on Friday, February 5th, the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD) asked the public for help with additional information regarding the incident and also shared photos of Cristiano and the vehicle.
SCPD is seeking information about Donald Cristiano, Jr. who impersonated a police officer and abducted two teenage girls in Lindenhurst on Feb. 3. Detectives are asking anyone who saw or interacted with Cristiano on Feb. 3 to call 631-854-8152 pic.twitter.com/8fvWC6H9TH
— Suffolk County PD (@SCPDHq) February 5, 2021
After Cristiano drove off from the library, the 16-year-old girl found a crossing guard who had also contacted 911. Police then used surveillance video to identify the car’s make and model and narrowed the ownership to Cristiano’s father based on the car’s “distinctive” stickers.
Hart said, Cristiano fit the description given to police by the young girls and he was arrested the morning of February 4th without incident.
Cristiano was reportedly arraigned on February 5th at the First District Count in Central Islip. Hart said:
“If you are ever stopped by an individual who identifies themself as an undercover officer, ask them for identification and their badge. If you are not comfortable, go to a public place immediately and place a call to 911.”
Neighbor Michael Krzal told CBS2:
“That’s what makes me afraid because we teach our kids, if they’re going to see police officers or firemen, to trust them. That’s why it’s so tough.”
One local mom said:
“It’s horrible. I’m so glad they got him.”
Cristiano has no known record in New York, but had been arrested for several crimes, including assault, in Florida.
Want to make sure you never miss a story from Law Enforcement Today? With so much “stuff” happening in the world on social media, it’s easy for things to get lost.
Make sure you click “following” and then click “see first” so you don’t miss a thing! (See image below.) Thanks for being a part of the LET family!