Entertainers don’t like to discuss politics. We need to please audiences, not divide them. So, I was appreciative that Joe Piscopo, SNL cast member, comedian, singer, and musician let me video him for the Victoria Jackson Show, talking politics, at the charity event we did in Philadelphia this year.
Piscopo appears to be a “moderate.” He has appeared several times on the Hannity show. I really enjoy working with Joe Piscopo and his orchestra, who headline all over the country. His Sinatra impression of course, is fantastic, and he plays the drums, sax, flute, and piano. We joke and sing a duet. At this particular show in Philly, I had a few mishaps. Beside there being no spotlight, and a “faux pas” in my routine, I actually fell in my handstand for the first time. My arm literally crumpled beneath me. This has never happened before. I kicked right up again and finished my handstand. But, I’m thinking I might phase out the handstand soon, being 53 and all.
Cheri O’Teri was at the show doing her Barbara Walters impression. I think she was less than impressed with my performance. But, I found a fellow patriot in a band member who was willing to passionately share his concern for our country, now teetering on tyranny.
Dana Carvey made an appearance on Jay Leno this week. I’d forgotten how amazingly talented and funny he is. Dana did some schtick about the upcoming election. I think he was attempting to appear neutral, and thus not lose any fans on either side, left or right, but something in my gut tells me Dana might be leaning left. What do you think?
It will definitely help Dana’s career to stay left of neutral. Hollywood liberals take care of their own.
I once asked a Christian friend with a great music career why he didn’t come out as a Christian publicly. He quickly replied, “I would lose half my audience.”
Our country never would have been founded if the men would have been as “uncommited” as most men are today. The signers of the Declaration of Independence pledged their
“lives, fortunes and sacred Honor” to a thing called “freedom.” I’m afraid we won’t be “committed” to freedom until we lose it.