North America 19 June 2011 Obama impersonator cut short at GOP bash "He was born in Hawaii," he went on. "Or as the Tea Partiers like to call it, Kenya." Print HTML Oh dear. A comedian hired to entertain Republican activists at their Leadership Conference in New Orleans this weekend has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Obama impersonator Reggie Brown had to be escorted from the stage mid-way through his act after some jokes which were considered rather racially inappropriate. Many delegates were left bewildered as Brown made fun of the President's family background: referring to his white mother and black father, he said that while Michelle Obama liked to celebrate the whole of Black History month -- her husband only celebrated half. "He was born in Hawaii," he went on. "Or as the Tea Partiers like to call it, Kenya." The routine went on to mock the leading Republican presidential hopefuls, including digs at Mitt Romney's Mormon faith, before he was cut short. The party strategist and former communications director Doug Heye revealed his discomfort onTwitter: Wonder why many minorities have problems with GOP? Our fault. You can see Brown's truncated routine here › Ed Miliband struggles to put rift stories behind him From only £1 a week Subscribe More Related articles Margaret Atwood on how an inspired polymath resurrected Native America’s epics The last British Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer will be released When should you start caring about the US presidential election?