Joe Piscopo: Jimmy Kimmel Should 'Bring the Country Together' on Oscars Night
"Saturday Night Live" alumnus and Salem Networks radio host Joe Piscopo said fellow comedian Jimmy Kimmel "has it in his power to bring the country together" on Oscars night.
Piscopo, known best for playing fellow New Jerseyan Frank Sinatra on "SNL", said Kimmel has developed enough of a following that he can unite the country if he wanted to.
In recent months, Kimmel has attacked President Donald Trump over multiple issues, as well as Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), a proponent of the Republican health care plan he also debated on his ABC program.
"The country has got to come together," he said, reiterating his hope that the late-night host strikes unifying tone on Sunday.
Piscopo, who also toyed with a 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial run, commented on the increasing political nature of late-night television.
— Joe Piscopo (@JrzyJoePiscopo) March 3, 2018
He and Neil Cavuto reacted to a clip of CBS host Stephen Colbert, who created his own partially-redacted "FISA memo" that read "Devin Nunes is a [redacted]."
Colbert then asked Nunes' Democratic counterpart, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona to read the text of his "memo."
Piscopo also said that actor Alec Baldwin should've expected a stinging rebuke from Trump after criticizing him on Twitter.
Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing me was agony. Alec, it was agony for those who were forced to watch. Bring back Darrell Hammond, funnier and a far greater talent!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2018
He suggested that Trump could also offer a conciliatory tone by inviting his two top impersonators - Baldwin and comedian Darrell Hammond - to the White House for a "Trump-Off."
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