We were just three minutes into the interview when former "Saturday Night Live" star Dana Carvey started doing impressions.
First a drawled George W. Bush voice: "You think I'm gonna git any credit for bin Laden?"
Then the first President Bush: "No, probably not, didn't happen on your watch."
W to his father in a whiny voice: "But, I put in the apparati."
"Doesn't matter -- on his watch," replies Bush Sr.
That's just a taste of what Carvey, 56, plans for his show next Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center.
"The act is 90 percent new," he said by phone last month. "But, sometimes I'll come out for an encore and people will just yell out stuff. Once I do my act, I don't mind doing all the old (characters). I just riff on them."
So if you're hoping to hear the Church Lady, musclemen Hans and Franz, or Wayne and Garth (yes, he does both characters from "Wayne's World"), you probably won't go home disappointed.
But expect to hear a Carvey you haven't seen on TV.
"Mostly I'm just a frustrated and angry baby boomer, so it will be a little edgy," he said. "Those characters I did a couple of decades ago are not what I am thinking about now. People are suffering; my number one thing is to make people really laugh their ass off."