In 1980, Joe Piscopo was chosen to join a newly formed ensemble (along with Eddie Murphy!) and 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, 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 endorsed Joe’s portrayal of him, referring to Joe as “The VICE-Chairman of the Board”).
ABOUT THE SHOW
Joe brought down the house at his last appearance at Lannie’s in August 2012. He had 2 sold out nights and non-stop standing ovations. His humor, warmth and talent are a given, but on top of that, we all fell in love with him…he’s just an all around great guy!
He’s back! This time with a more intimate, up-close performance. He will tell stories of his life in show biz (and about some of those folks he worked closely with) sing songs, and bring his inimitable Sinatra to life (Sinatra himself said it was the BEST impersonation of him EVER!).
Joe Piscopo is one of those rare talents who can “do it all.” His shows and performances are nothing short of brilliant. We all know what a terrific comic and impressionist Joe is, but I bet you didn’t know what a great singer and musician he is.
Television may have served him well in gaining a certain amount of notoriety, but it didn’t do him justice in displaying the breadth of his abilities.
Joe will be backed by a trio of talented musicians led by Lannie Garrett’s band leader and pianist, Justin Adams. This will be a great night out for anyone, but especially for those that want to see one of those rare, old-school performers — one of those who: “can do it all” up close in our intimate showroom.
MORE ABOUT JOE
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, and the independent feature films, TWO BITS AND PEPPER, Roger Corman’s, DEMOLITION DAY and a dramatic, critically acclaimed performance in Jonathan Parker’s BARTLEBY.
Piscopo 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.
Joe’s saxophone and guitar provided courtesy of Flesher-Hinton Music, 3936 Tennyson St., Denver www.flesherhinton.com
SHOWTIME AND TICKETS
ONE SHOW ONLY!
Sunday, April 28th at 7:30pm