NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ missing out on ‘comedy gold’ by avoiding Biden portrayals: Joe Piscopo

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By Brian Flood

Fox News

February 23, 2021

Live, from New York, it’s… not Joe Biden.

NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” spent decades mocking, satirizing and poking fun at presidents but has oddly avoided any depictions of President Biden since Inauguration Day, raising eyebrows across the industry. 

Liberal actor Alec Baldwin spent Trump’s entire tenure lampooning his every move, with the show regularly taking shots at the president during its “cold opens.” Before NBC enlisted Baldwin to play an unflattering version of him, the network had made stars out of multiple cast members who were tasked with playing Trump.

‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ CRITICS SAY SHOW AVOIDED JOE BIDEN, KAMALA HARRIS IN FIRST SHOW OF 2021

Comedian and radio host Joe Piscopo played Ronald Reagan on “Saturday Night Live” during the Gipper’s first term. He feels the NBC show can spoof Biden without being mean if it simply focuses on being funny.

“My task was to satirize Ronald Reagan. We did it nicely, we did it respectfully, and we got some great comedy material,” Piscopo told Fox News. “There is comedy gold in Joe Biden.”

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3 COMMENTS

  1. They realize they may agitate the man and he may just start pushing buttons on the nuclear football.

    That’s where we are at folks. The Americans picking their president is not just about how Canada may be affected by trade policy or immigration or anything like that. It is also about how sabre-rattling and propping up favourite dictators and lead to Canada being turned to glass.

    Speaking of immigration, with Biden sitting in the White House, should not all those unhappy “scared of Trump” illegal aliens in America now no longer be going through Roxham Road in ‘Quebec? There is now absolutely no reason for them to leave the States and absolutely no reason for us to allow them in.

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