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Joe Piscopo ditches Democrats to become an Independent, cites problems in inner cities

Joe Piscopo ditches Democrats to become an Independent, cites problems in inner cities

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Comedian, radio host and SNL alum Joe Piscopo is leaving the Democratic party to become an Independent, citing increasing disenfranchisement and frustration.
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Joe Piscopo to earn honorary doctorate from Centenary College

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Joe Piscopo is to serve as the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony of New Jersey's Centenary College Saturday.

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'SNL' alumni to reunite for benefit

'SNL' alumni to reunite for benefit

COACHELLA, Calif., April 4 (UPI) -- Former "Saturday Night Live" stars Joe Piscopo, Victoria Jackson and Don "Father Guido Sarducci" Novello are to appear at a benefit show in Coachella, Calif.

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Restraining orders in Piscopo divorce

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A New Jersey judge issued restraining orders against comic Joe Piscopo and his wife Kimberly after the divorcing couple both alleged domestic abuse. The New York Daily News reported that Hunterdon County Family Court Judge Roger Mahon granted temporary re

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Today is Saturday, June 17, the 168th day of 2006 with 197 to follow.
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Today is Friday, June 17, the 168th day of 2005 with 197 to follow.
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Effort on to run Piscopo for N.J. governor

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- The political consultant who helped ex-wrestler Jesse Ventura become Minnesota's governor wants to do the same for actor Joe Piscopo in New Jersey.

Joe Piscopo guests on TV, promotes game

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" alumnus Joe Piscopo is busy with a guest role on TV's "Law and Order," promoting a "SNL" board game and waitng for a new baby.

He's still from Jersey, but Gov. Piscopo?

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Former "Saturday Night Live" regular Joe Piscopo is mulling a run for governor of New Jersey, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.

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Today is Thursday, June 17, the 169th day of 2004 with 197 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, June 17, the 168th day of 2003 with 197 to follow.
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Actor Joe Piscopo attends the film premier of" Last Holiday" which stars Queen Latifah in Newark, NJ on January 11, 2006. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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Joseph Charles John "Joe" Piscopo (pronounced PIS-ka-po) (born June 17, 1951) is an American comedian and actor best known for his work on Saturday Night Live.

Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Piscopo attended West Essex High School and was a member of the drama club "the Masquers". He developed a reputation for never playing a part the way it was written. When he was not clowning around he could usually be found lifting weights with his cousins Paul LaMagna and Bill Dolphin (Scarecrow). Although his mother wanted him to follow in his father's footsteps and become a lawyer, Joe ultimately went into stand-up comedy in the late 1970s, becoming a cast member of the short-lived sketch-comedy series Madhouse Brigade in 1978.

In the summer of 1980, he was hired as a contract player for Saturday Night Live. The show had gone through major upheaval when all the writers, major producers, and cast members had left that spring. The all-new cast bombed with critics and fans with the exception of Piscopo and Eddie Murphy; they were also the only two cast members to be kept when Dick Ebersol took over the show the following spring.

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