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You'll laugh your Jed off at Oliver; NOB NATION STAR IS BACK WITH INTERNET SKETCHES.


IS it a John? Is it an Edward? No, it's Oliver Callan.

The comedian donned a snappy grey jacket and sky high blond wig to mock pop duo Jedward in a skit for his new website. went live yesterday and has already attracted thousands of hits from comedy lovers.

Fans of the hilarious impersonator now have access to dozens of videos of Callan poking fun at the rich and famous.

Taoiseach Brian Cowen and love rat Tiger Woods are just two of the targets along with Irish X Factor stars John and Edward. Callan allegedly set up the site after a legal row with RTE over the rights to his 2fm sketches.

His Nob Nation podcasts are the most popular on - with more than 185,000 downloads every month.

But Callan was reportedly refused a slice of advertising revenue by the state broadcaster.

The star, who is paid around EUR25,000 for his morning radio slot, even contacted a lawyer to ask about his rights. He hopes the new website will attract advertisers and also widen his fan base.

Many of the sketches posted on the site are sure to court controversy.

In one video Callan imitates the late Michael Jackson and goes on to claim teen hearthrob Justin Bieber is the King of Pop's love child. Another skit sees the comic send up news anchor Brian Dobson.

The Six One presenter reports on a booze bender by the Taoiseach in Athlone, Co Westmeath.

But Nob Nation fans believe the more controversial the better. One said: "I love him.

"He doesn't hold back. He says what the rest of us are thinking.

"The website is a great idea for him to show off more of his talent.

"It's even better than listening to him on radio."


JOKER As Brian Dobson WARD A GIGGLE Oliver Callan sends up Jedward
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 3, 2010
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