Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Joe Piscopo resurrects his Frank Sinatra Aug. 28 at Caesars

Funnyman Joe Piscopo will perform publicly in his Frank Sinatra get-up for the first time since "Saturday Night Live." On Aug. 28, the Jersey-born entertainer's show, "That's Life," comes to the Circus Maximus at Caesars Atlantic City, with singer Michael Longoria, who played Frankie Valli in "Jersey Boys" on Broadway.

Joe Piscopo resurrects his Frank Sinatra Aug. 28 at Caesars

Piscopo with Michael Keaton in "Johnny Dangerously." You shouldn´t hang Danny Vermin on a hook. His father hung him on a hook once. Once.
Piscopo with Michael Keaton in "Johnny Dangerously." You shouldn't hang Danny Vermin on a hook. His father hung him on a hook once. Once.

Funnyman Joe Piscopo will perform publicly in his Frank Sinatra get-up for the first time since "Saturday Night Live." On Aug. 28, the Jersey-born entertainer's show, "That's Life," comes to the Circus Maximus at Caesars Atlantic City, with singer Michael Longoria, who played Frankie Valli in "Jersey Boys" on Broadway.

Piscopo, a multi-instrumentalist, will play drums, guitar, piano, sax, flute and also appear as Bruce Springsteen. As far as his Sinatra garb, Piscopo told us yesterday that he had to dig around the basement of his home in Hunterdon County, N.J., to find the bow-tie and pinkie ring he wore as Sinatra, or "The Old Man," as he calls him, from his "SNL" days. He did dress as Sinatra for a Friar's Club roast of Valli a few years ago. He's quick to point out that his show is a "true-to-the-core tribute and tip of the hat to the greatest entertainer of all time."

The actor, who played Danny Vermin in the hilarious "Johnny Dangerously," said he "accidentally reinvented myself," in that he now performs musical comedy.

"I'm pumped about it," Piscopo says. "Never have I stepped onstage as The Boss and the Chairman of the Board. And you gotta hear this kid sing," referring to Longoria, who will perform hits from many artists including the best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Click here to read more from our column in Thursday's Daily News.

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