High speed imitations as Dermot Morgan does impressions of Garret FitzGerald, Charles Haughey and Eamon Dunphy at a breakneck pace.

Gay Byrne launches the Gay Byrne Show Word Racing Tour de Force with the fastest speaker winning £50. Comedian and actor Dermot Morgan imitates several politicians and public figures as he demonstrates his speed reading skills.

It's a how fast can you read contest.

Competitors must select a suitable piece of prose or poetry around a hundred words long and they can read it under twelve seconds, they will be in with a chance of winning the prize. 

Dermot Morgan demonstrates how the competition will work by taking off well-known personalities including Garret FitzGerald, Charles Haughey, and Eamon Dunphy.

This episode of 'The Gay Byrne Show' was broadcast on 24 November 1988.

Dermot Morgan
Dermot Morgan