Eighth Grader Who Impersonated Candidates in Viral Graduation Speech to Appear on 'The Tonight Show' | NBC Chicago

Eighth Grader Who Impersonated Candidates in Viral Graduation Speech to Appear on 'The Tonight Show'

The 14-year-old whose graduation speech impersonating presidential candidates became an internet sensation is set to make his debut on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"



    Arlington Heights middle schooler Jack Aiello has quickly garnered Internet praise for his hilarious graduation speech, which included impersonations of the 2016 presidential candidates. (Courtesy: John Aiello) (Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016)

    Get ready to hear more political impersonations from eighth grader and bona fide internet sensation Jack Aiello.

    The young teen who went viral after he gave a graduation speech while impersonating presidential candidates is set to do a new impersonation on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" — Little Donald Trump.

    Jack is slated to appear in a sketch with Fallon during Wednesday's episode, where the teen impersonator will act as Little Donald Trump to Fallon's own Donald Trump. 

    In addition to the sketch, Jack will sit down on the "Tonight Show" couch for an interview with Fallon. 

    The Arlington Heights middle schooler has been a huge hit since footage of his eight-minute eighth grade graduation speech went viral.

    "I’ve decided that since we’re in the middle of an election year, that I would do my graduation speech in the style of some of the 2016 presidential candidates," the speech began.

    He went on to do a series of spot-on impersonations of Trump, Ted Cruz, President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and, finally, Bernie Sanders.

    Jack’s parents say the teen has been doing impressions since he was a child and is very much into politics.

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    "He’s a unique 14-year-old, but a humble kid," John Aiello, Jack's father, said.

    Jack, who is as much a fan of Dana Carvey as he is of politics, hopes to have a career in politics or comedy in the future, his parents said.

    "If you were to ask him what he really wants to do, he really truly does want to be president someday. He feels a great desire to be a leader," said his father, John Aiello. "A politician or a comedian, which the lines do sometimes blur."

    “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” airs at 10:35pm CT on NBC.

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