He studied acting at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film, and Television Ljubljana. He was a member of the prestigious Slovenian National Theatre Drama Ljubljana ensemble for nine years before going on his own.
Slakonja is known in Slovenia for his comedy sketches often made in the form of music videos and for anchoring various TV shows, such as the Eurovision Song Contest preselections.
He has made numerous impersonations of famous people - Slovene philosopher Slavoj Žižek, Pope Francis, Vladimir Putin, Donald & Melania Trump, Angela Merkel, and many others.
His comedy music video "Putin, Putout," which parodies Russian president Vladimir Putin, gained international popularity in 2016. It was the first video of his #TheMockingbirdMan project.
#TheMockingbirdMan project continued with the video entitled "Golden Dump (The Trump Hump)" where he impersonated Donald Trump in 2016, followed by "Ruf mich An(gela)" video, where he had transformed into Angela Merkel in 2017.
All of his videos are available on his personal YouTube channel.
Photo by Saša Hess.