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Sat Jan 30, 2021, 05:58 AM

This Ex-SNL Star Is Giving MyPillow Guy the Floor for His Conspiracy Rants



https://www.thedailybeast.com/ex-snl-star-joe-piscopo-is-giving-mypillow-guy-the-floor-for-his-conspiracy-rants



One of Saturday Night Live’s most notorious former stars has turned his radio show into a regular platform for his business partner, cushion and conspiracy hawker Mike Lindell, amplifying the Trump-loving MyPillow founder and his unfounded claims about the election, Twitter “censorship,” and the deadly Capitol insurrectionist riot.

Between the early 1980s and the early 2010s, Joe Piscopo went from SNL fan favorite to punchline—but resurrected his career in 2014 with Piscopo in the Morning, a four-hour block on AM 970, a talk-radio station popular with New York City commuters. Since the election of now-former President Donald Trump, Piscopo’s guests have often been a mix of dubious conservative commentators and more mainstream figures like former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. By 2018, his show had climbed into the top 50 most-streamed and most influential radio programs in the country, according to an industry poll.

In 2021, and particularly after Trump supporters rioted at the Capitol on Jan. 6, Piscopo has repeatedly given airtime in the largest U.S. media market to Lindell, even though such hard-right outlets like Newsmax had by then sought to block the MyPillow magnate from making his outrageous claims on their air.

Undisclosed in these recurring appearances is that Piscopo and Lindell have been business partners for several years. In 2017, the duo launched a supplement line called “Nutrajoe,” for which Lindell filed and obtained the trademarks. The product was marketed via infomercial, much like MyPillow, and promoted on Lindell’s corporate Twitter account. The company remains an active concern, according to Minnesota corporate filings, though its website appears defunct.




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Reply This Ex-SNL Star Is Giving MyPillow Guy the Floor for His Conspiracy Rants (Original post)
Celerity Jan 2021 OP
Demovictory9 Jan 2021 #1
spooky3 Jan 2021 #5
panader0 Jan 2021 #2
mnmoderatedem Jan 2021 #3
USALiberal Jan 2021 #12
ChazII Jan 2021 #20
NanceGreggs Jan 2021 #4
PatSeg Jan 2021 #15
MontanaMama Jan 2021 #6
superpatriotman Jan 2021 #13
MontanaMama Jan 2021 #19
MustLoveBeagles Jan 2021 #21
DanieRains Jan 2021 #7
underpants Jan 2021 #8
Vinca Jan 2021 #9
Demonaut Jan 2021 #10
Blue Owl Jan 2021 #11
alphafemale Jan 2021 #14
spooky3 Jan 2021 #18
Paladin Jan 2021 #16
GoCubsGo Jan 2021 #17

Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 06:09 AM

1. I remember his muscular phase

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 07:10 AM

5. I remember his spot on Frank Sinatra. Too bad

he spiraled down.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 06:14 AM

2. Looks like donnie's spray tan.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 06:37 AM

3. when I saw 'SNL' in the subject line, I thought it would be humorous parody.

then I clicked, and saw Piscopo. I guess he really misses his fifteen minutes.

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Response to mnmoderatedem (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:42 AM

12. I read it as NFL initially! Lol! Nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 02:33 PM

20. I did the same thing.

Glad I was not alone.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 06:45 AM

4. The only thing a Joe Piscipo headline does ...

... is prompt millions of Americans to say, "He's still alive? I thought he died years ago."

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 09:11 AM

15. Oh yeah, that was my first reaction

I really had forgotten all about the man.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 07:17 AM

6. I'm forgot about this guy.

He went down the rabbit hole along with Victoria Jackson.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:44 AM

13. And Rob Schneider

And Jon Lovitz

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 02:05 PM

19. Oh no!

Really? I didn’t know those two lost their damned minds too.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 02:40 PM

21. And Dennis Miller

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 07:46 AM

7. We All Gotta Eat Right?

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 07:59 AM

8. Speaking of stolen numbers - they claim Biden's votes and then expand the number

“You got 80 million people Joe, that know this election, or 100 million people that know this election was stolen from them,” Lindell said. “I know it personally, I’ve seen the evidence.”

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:10 AM

9. Not to worry. It will soon be the Dominion Pillow Company.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:30 AM

10. piscopo was never funny, probably the worst SNL member

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:40 AM

11. Would that it were just some whacked-out comedic performance art...

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:51 AM

14. Is that a reverse face lift?

The back half of his face looks smooth.

And the front part like somebody tightened a drawstring.

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 09:52 AM

18. And he's almost as orange as his hero. Nt

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 09:30 AM

16. I just knew it would be Piscopo. Right-wing asshole. (nt)

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 09:42 AM

17. I was expecting Dennis Miller or Victoria Jackson.

And, not some other no-talent hack I completely forgot about.

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