Rated the #1 Jay Leno Impersonator in the world… and sanctioned by Jay Leno himself, Marcel Forestieri has been entertaining audiences and corporations for over 18 years. In 1996, after seeing an audition tape for Saturday Night Live, producer Bill Kirchenbauer hired Marcel to impersonate Jay Leno in the stage production Legends of Comedy. During their run at Trump’s Castle in Atlantic City, the real Jay Leno called and arranged for Marcel to appear on The Tonight Show in a featured sketch about “Jay’s Clone.” This, and other appearances on The Tonight Show, has allowed Marcel the opportunity to perform for thousands of audiences in Casinos and Corporate events across the country.
Over the years, Marcel has hosted General Sessions and Award Shows for major corporations such as Reebok, American Express, McDonald’s, Continental Airlines, Xerox, Canon, Ramada Inn, Suzuki, Compaq, Nortel, Coors Beer, 2007 Fiesta Bowl and many more.
Marcel was also voted #1 Finalist in the “Best of Show” at COMDEX 1997.
For more than 6 years he also hosted the 2nd longest running show on the Las Vegas Strip and the #1 impersonator show in the world, Legends in Concert.
“When Forestieri makes his entrance, it’s double-take city. His Silver Streaked hair and jutting jaw give him a spooky resemblance to the “Tonight Show” host. He also has his subjects’ voice down pat, as well as his mannerisms (especially that quizzical face Leno often makes).”
Chuck Darrow – The Courier Post
“Marcel Forestieri’s Jay Leno is quite a refreshing character study. He does Leno as if he were delivering a “Tonight Show” monologue. In fact, it’s incredibly current, and delivered with on the mark inflections and mannerisms.”
Randy Alexander – The Times
“Marcel with his three-octave speaking range as Jay Leno… Clearly there is strength in the material, but the looks and moves are astonishing as well.”
Charles Einstein – The Star Ledger
“You’ll think you’re watching the real thing…I enjoyed it immensely.”
Pinky Kravitz – The Times
“Marcel Forestieri is a dead ringer for Jay Leno”
Jerry Fink – Las Vegas Sun