Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Julia Gillard Impersonator Drops into the Big Gig at the Ballina RSL Club, Writes GEORGINA BIBLE; Whether She's Re-Elected or Not, Jackie Will Still Be A[euro][approximately]doing' Julia

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Julia Gillard Impersonator Drops into the Big Gig at the Ballina RSL Club, Writes GEORGINA BIBLE; Whether She's Re-Elected or Not, Jackie Will Still Be A[euro][approximately]doing' Julia

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OUTSIDE of the Prime Minister herself, comedian Jackie Loeb is the original and best Julia Gillard.

Loeb's legendary ability to impersonate Gillard's a[approximately]unusual' drawl and a[approximately]particular' mannerisms has seen her transporting audiences into hysterics all over the country.

Pulse was given an hilarious preview of Loeb's gift for the Gillard gab down the line from Sydney this week.

And let me tell you, she did Gillard better than the Prime Minister herself.

Punters at the Ballina RSL Club next week will also get to catch a glimpse of Loeb's brilliance when she stars at the Big Gig.

"It is pretty broad what I do, but I particularly enjoy mimicking Ms Gillard. I feel like we know each other very well after all these years together," she says.

"I first began impersonating Julia Gillard back in 2006 when she was the Shadow Minister for Health.

"She is a lot of fun to mimic and I find that even when I am doing a show of subject matter that is entirely removed from her, I can't help myself. …

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