Joe Piscopo is the host of the Joe Piscopo Morning Show which airs weekdays from 6-10am on AM970 The Answer.
Television, film, theater, nightclubs—they’re all fields in which Joe Piscopo has won the acclaim and affection of millions. For over 25 years, Joe has proven to be one of showbusiness’ brightest lights. After stints as a disc jockey and dinner-theater performer, Joe turned to comedy. 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, 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, 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. Look for upcoming films from Joe’s, Avellino Films, “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!
Live performances have always been an important part of Joe’s 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. (Including the prestigious Montreal Jazz Festival!) Joe tours with his own original Big Band tribute to Frank Sinatra, as well as his multimedia comedy show.
You might have also seen Joe 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.
Piscopo received the Volunteer of the Year Award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County, NJ and was the keynote speaker at the Big Brothers Big Sisters National Conference in Chicago. In addition, Piscopo has received Community Service Awards from Boys and Girls Clubs in New Jersey and Broward Co., Fla. and is especially proud to have been recognized by Boy’s Town of Italy in Rome.
Joe was inducted into the West Essex High School Hall of Distinction. (Joe graduated from West Essex and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Management, from Jones College in Jacksonville, FL.)
For his support of our US Military Forces, Joe was honored to receive the Commendation Medal, the highest civilian award from the state of New Jersey.
Joe is currently the host of “Piscopo in the Morning” on AM970 THE ANSWER, live from New York City.