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Joe Piscopo          

American Comedian and Actor

For more than 20 years, Joe has proven to be one of show business' brightest lights. After stints as a disc jockey and dinner-theater performer, he turned to comedy. In 1980, he was chosen to join a newly formed ensemble charged with one of the most difficult tasks in television history‚ÄĒreplacing the original cast of Saturday Night Live.

By the time he left the show in 1985, Joe had left his mark on the program and the nation, thanks to his wide range of hilarious original characters and celebrity impersonations, from The Sports Guy and Doug Whiner to David Letterman and, of course, Frank Sinatra, who repeatedly endorsed Joe's portrayal of him.

His work on SNL quite naturally led to Hollywood and starred in such hits as Wise Guys (with Danny DeVito) and Johnny Dangerously (with Michael Keaton).

Even though the big screen beckoned, Joe didn't forsake television. He has starred in three HBO specials. His work in the first of these, The Joe Piscopo Special, won him a Cable ACE Award for Outstanding Performance. He also starred in the critically acclaimed New Jersey Special" on ABC-TV.

Advertisers have long appreciated Joe's unique relationship with his public. He has been featured in two long-running and memorable ad campaigns, for Miller Lite Beer and Ballys health spas, and has also served as spokesman for GNC nutrition centers.

Live performances have always been an important part of his career. He has long been one of America's most popular comedy concert attractions, filling arenas and casino showrooms from coast-to-coast and in Canada, where he is revered as an entertainer.

Although his unique talents are in constant demand from show business quarters, Joe Piscopo devotes an extraordinary amount of time to non-profit and charitable activities. 

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