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20/20 Series: A Conversation with Actor & Comedian Joe Piscopo


Los Angeles
New York
South Beach
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT
"The 20/20 Series" is a pop-up event that takes us into the homes, hubs and workspaces of an array of dynamic creative visionaries to allow for relaxed, engaging conversations on craft, creation and artistic vision.
Each conversation with a creative visionary features 20 minutes of discussion with a moderator and a 20 Q&A from YOU, the audience.
This event is open to the public, as a means of promoting global connection and creativity, a key mission of NYFA.
Joe Piscopo is well known across Television, film, theater, nightclubs— all in which Piscopo has won the hearts of many. After stints as a disc jockey and dinner-theater performer, Piscopo turned to comedy and in 1980, he was chosen to join a newly formed ensemble charged with one of the most difficult tasks in TV history—replacing the original cast of Saturday Night Live.  
By the time he left the show in 1985, Piscopo 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, referring to Joe as ‘The Vice-Chairman of the Board.’
His work on SNL naturally led to Hollywood, and starring roles in such smash hits as Wise Guys
(with Danny DeVito) and Johnny Dangerously (with Michael Keaton). Other film credits include
Dead Heat, Sidekicks with Chuck Norris and a dramatic, critically acclaimed performance in Jonathan Parker’s Bartleby. Joe recently had the lead role of Jack Cosmo in the musical comedy, How Sweet It Is with Paul Sorvino. His upcoming films include Joey Benefit and Bloomfield Avenue.
In January 1996, Joe conquered yet another realm when he starred on Broadway as disc jockey Vince Fontaine in Grease and he has received critical acclaim for his dramatic guest-starring roles on the NBC drama, Law and Order. You might have also recognize Piscopo as a guest on The FOX News Channel, or co-hosting The Columbus Day Parade each year in NYC with Maria Bartiromo or on The Late Show with David Letterman.

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