Police Academy star wows Black Country fans with one-man comedy show

Police Academy star wows Black Country fans with one-man comedy show

Police Academy star wows Black Country fans with one-man comedy show

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FILM legend Michael Winslow - most famous for playing Sgt ‘Motor Mouth’ Jones in the Police Academy movies of the 1980s - went down a storm when he stopped off in the Black Country as part of his first-ever UK tour.

Following his critically-acclaimed 2011 month-long Edinburgh Fringe show The Man of 10,000 Voices, the American star absolutely wowed Wolverhampton’s Wulfrun Hall on Sunday (May 27) with his unique talent for mimicking the seemingly impossible with just his vocal cords.

The 53-year-old charismatic comedian, who was born in Washington, had the crowd enthralled from start to finish with his entertaining one-man show which is touring towns and cities across the UK.

He totally rocked the venue with almost unbelievable impersonations of Jimmy Hendrix’s frenzied guitar playing and the distinctive vocals of rock star Robert Plant and jazz legend Louis Armstrong, plus a full-blown re-enactment of a scene from Star Wars complete with spookily accurate sound effects from every character and explosion as the sci-fi classic played out silently on a screen behind.

Winslow, who looks set to reprise his famous Police Academy role in a forthcoming planned sequel, also impressed Black Country fans with his references to Led Zeppelin, British TV shows and cult movies during his cracking hour-long show.

Fans who missed it have another chance to catch the star - when he takes to the stage at Birmingham Town Hall on Wednesday June 6.

For tickets call 0121 345 0600.

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