The Convention Crasher

The Convention Crasher

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The Convention Crasher is the title of a documentary originally broadcast in the United Kingdom on 25 January 2007 on Channel 4. The one-off documentary followed Justin Lee Collins as he entered the world of celebrity lookalikes and attempted to become one himself before visiting a convention for them.

The show returned on January 17, 2008 for a series with Justin Lee Collins this time crashing three conventions, each on magic, ventriloquism and clowning.


Series 1

Celebrity Impersonator

Aired: 26 January 2007, 10pm

Collins, who hails from Bristol, England, admitted in the documentary that he had always secretly harbored the ambition to be a singer. This project, employing the talents of his UK production company film crew, brought him the opportunity to transform himself into a celebrity impersonator for one of the premiere showcase events of the industry, the . The convention, produced annually in Orlando, Florida by producers and performers Gregory & Jackie Thompson, provides both seasoned professionals as well as interested newcomers to the business an opportunity to showcase their unique acts before a substantial group of talent agents and buyers.

Collins began his pursuit of the project by seeking the advice of a number of UK-based professionals, including a Neil Diamond doppelganger, and with the direction of music industry experts, he settled on Tom Jones as his chosen alter ego. Upon arriving in America at the Convention, a nervous Justin chatted...
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