Hey guys, really excited to be doing this! I'm here promoting my new movie, "How Sweet It Is", which will be opening in New York, Los Angeles and my home state of New Jersey this Friday, May 10th (https://www.facebook.com/howsweetitisthemovie). I've been briefed on the reddiquette, so please: ONLY ask questions about Rampart.

Here's my proof: http://i.imgur.com/aB4AkwD.jpg

Full disclosure, I'm not doing this all by myself. Comedian Jay Black (http://www.reddit.com/user/jayblackcomedy) introduced me to reddit and set this up for me. He also helped introduce Kevin Nealon to reddit last month (http://bit.ly/17kPEeO). I don't think he's going to stop until every single cast member of Saturday Night Live eventually does an AMA! Do him a solid and check out his website: www.jayblack.tv and follow that cuckoo kid on twitter (www.twitter.com/jayblackcomedy). And while you're at it, follow me on twitter too: www.twitter.com/jrzyjoepiscopo.

Anyway, he'll be typing in all the answers, because he's got young, nimble fingers, but know that all the words are coming from me. This isn't a Fake Morgan Freeman situation. See, I get reddit! Cats! Mee-mees!

There, do we have enough links and plugs? I think so. Okay, let's do this!

EDIT: Thanks for hanging in Reddit! We all have to nap before Jay's show!

PLEASE: come see How Sweet It Is this coming Friday!

Also, here are some dates for my live shows. Would love to see Reddit there!

This Thursday May 9th -- there's a huge event at the Westin in Philly for the Boy's and Girl's clubs. We'd love to see you there.

May 18th, Ho-Chunk casino in Wisconsin.

June 1st, Benefit for the US Military Veterans -- Bader Field in Atlantic City.

June 6th, Club Piscopo at McCloone's in Asbury Park.

June 12th, back to the clubs! Gotham comedy club in New York for the 9/11 memorial fund (with Jeff Norris)

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supraspinatus79 karma

"You are black and I am white, you are blind as a bat and I have sight." /fucking hilarious.

joe_piscopo91 karma

The one and only time I ever (respectfully) upstaged Eddie Murphy.

RickVince46 karma

I love your recent appearances on Opie and Anthony. You were hilarious and had some great stories as well as a fantastic sense of humor about everything, including yourself.

Great sport mate, hope to see more of you.

joe_piscopo23 karma

God Bless you Brother. Thanks, I'm trying.

Stiffstick12 karma

Joe really did a great job on O&A. Not many can keep a cool head when dealing with them and their hilarious antics.

joe_piscopo20 karma

I truly appreciate that. Thanks.

underdabridge41 karma

Holy shit, you're alive? I thought you died of a heroin overdose in 1993. Or was that just some shit you made up so I'd stop calling?

joe_piscopo125 karma

Is this my ex-wife?

bbmlst36 karma

Joe, thanks for doing the AMA

You played "The Comic" in the "The Outrageous Okana" episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation wherein you taught Data about humor.

  1. What was the experience like on the set?
  2. Were you a Star Trek fan before accepting the role?
  3. If you could replicate any human, who would it be?

Thanks again.

joe_piscopo54 karma

  1. The best part of the entire experience was working with Brent Spiner. That guy is amazing actor! It's more than just gold makeup. Also no matter where I go in the world people bring that up to me more than any other role I've done.

  2. My brother is a Trekker, so it rubbed off on me enough that I know to say Trekker rather than Trekkie.

  3. Sadly, I'm happy just being me.

roastedbagel34 karma

I've been briefed on the reddiquette, so please: ONLY ask questions about Rampart.

This isn't a Fake Morgan Freeman situation

Reddit's ovaries just swooned. You'll do just fine here.

So my question is, what is your favorite filming location of all the films you've been in, and why?

joe_piscopo41 karma

Great question!

My favorite place to shoot was the exotic... Newark and Jersey City when I was shooting Wiseguys with Danny DeVito. It was the dead cold of winter, the scenery was oil refineries and cemeteries, and man... it just doesn't ge better than that. For a Jersey boy, it was nice being around what I grew up with :)

nymetsgolf30 karma

why'd ya ditch the mullet? you rocked that 'do out of the park.

joe_piscopo75 karma

Literally laughing out loud right now.

The truth is that Jon Stamos asked me to cut it off so that he could be the good looking one... ;)

tibbles130 karma

What was it like to fight Chuck Norris in Sidekicks? Was there a third fist hidden under his beard?

joe_piscopo43 karma

Very funny!

It was a privilege and an honor being beaten up by the bearded one.

I had never trained so hard in my life because of my respect for Chuck. He's a great guy and a great athlete. And, as silly as my character was, we took the fight scenes seriously.

Even though I signed a contract saying I wouldn't tell: yes, there is a third fist in his beard.

Gr8NonSequitur25 karma

What's your favorite story from the set of Johnny Dangerously ?

joe_piscopo45 karma

There's a scene in JD where there's a dead body -- someone was cleaning his gun and I accidentally shot somebody. Michael Keaton and I are talking and, as an adlib, we both rest our feet on the body. We could hardly stop ourselves from laughing. I'm not even sure it made it into the final cut (I haven't seen the movie in a while -- any redditors remember if it's in there or not)?

Anyway, just working with a guy like Keaton -- every day was a struggle not to laugh!

powerandbulk23 karma

Did you ever do your Sinatra impersonation for Sinatra? If so, did Frank approve?

joe_piscopo64 karma

Yes -- at the Friar's Club. He LOVED it (which is why I'm still alive). And, on an old show called "Solid Gold" where the man himself introduced me and I did him in full make-up. He used to refer to me as the "Vice Chairman of the Board."

captmrwill22 karma

Who were your least favorite people to work with on SNL? Favorite?

The recent set of interactions with O&A was brilliant from beginning to end. It made my appreciation for you grow even more.

joe_piscopo33 karma

Favorite person is easy: I can never quite describe the thrill of working with Eddie Murphy live on the set of SNL. He had a reckless abandon that was contagious.

For a guest star, Robin Williams was tremendous fun to work with as well.

I know that this is an AMA and I want to be honest with you all, but I'm a guy that just doesn't like going negative. That said, there really wasn't anybody who was a jerk on the show. Really!

And, really, thank you for the kind words about O&A -- getting my ass kicked in court wasn't fun, but you guys helped me get through it! Thank you!

Phunk13120 karma

I know that this is an AMA and I want to be honest with you all, but I'm a guy that just doesn't like going negative.


joe_piscopo56 karma

Oh, if this could become a new meme... I would be so happy!

Lord_Osis_B_Havior19 karma

When's Dead Heat 2 coming out?

joe_piscopo22 karma

Seriously, I get more requests for what you just asked than anything else! As soon as I'm done with this AMA I'm calling my agent and suing the makers of RIPD! :)

farfromit1119 karma

You're on the road a lot, can you share some of those experiences and tips on how you deal with that?

Also you were such a great sport when Opie & Anthony were giving you a hard time. How do you stay so energetic and positive, and turn some potential big critics around to become fans?

joe_piscopo27 karma

Here's the trick: I seem to seek out women who are really mean to me, and that makes everything else in life a lot easier to deal with.

Those same girls, though, they make the road very... accommodating.

But seriously, thanks for your kind words.

gigglestick19 karma

Johnny Dangerously is one of my all-time favorite, and most-quoted films. I'm often heard saying "those fargin bastages!" and "my <so-and-so> called me that once... once!"

I imagine the hilarity of the script made it hard to get usable stuff on film. Who was the funniest on set, and how much of the movie was improvised?

Also, what was the best material that didn't make it into the movie?

joe_piscopo19 karma

I addressed this in another question, but I wanted to reiterate that Michael Keaton is one of the funniest cats I ever met.

Peter Boyle was great. And Richard Dimirti who played Roman Moronie is truly one of the funniest people I ever worked with. He kept all of us in stitches on the set.

Moh718 karma


How did you react after your long Time friends opie and Anthony reacted to your hbo special?

Did you have much freedom in the production?

Why sit there shirtless while talking??

joe_piscopo17 karma

There are times when I don't disagree with Opie and Athony but I have to stay politically correct because of the good people I work with.

By the way -- what are you talking about me being shirtless? I don't remember having done that...

qwikben9 karma

We can see through your webcam. You're shirtless now, Joe.

joe_piscopo40 karma

Well then you're going to have pay extra...

Vmoney133714 karma

What's your favorite joke?

joe_piscopo39 karma

Honestly, I'm not really a joke guy. But this is one of my fathers:

Howard Hughes type guy, old, rich but just a mess. He decides to change his life -- gets spiffied up -- he cuts his hair, gets a shave, buys a suit, some plastic surgery, a red Ferrari, a young hot blonde at his side.

They're driving down the highway and BOOM, he's struck by lighting. He gets up to heaven and he says to God -- I just started learning how to live my life! Why did you take me.

And God says, "well, to tell you the truth, I didn't recognize you."

Okay not a great joke, but my dad loved it. And, uh, don't tell /r/atheism about it. It's just a joke. I don't need them coming after me! :)

DazBlintze13 karma

How much can you bench?

joe_piscopo27 karma

I love this question. Here it is, straight from the heart: I suck on the flat bench. MAX, INCLINE: 225. I've always admired the beef monsters who can bang 345.

UGH, I feel like such a wuss.

BBulaga7512 karma

How long did it take you to compose Kimberly, and why was it never released as a commercial single? IT ROCKED!

joe_piscopo21 karma

Again, literally laughing out loud.

All I can say Reddit is that when you're in love, sometimes you do stupid things.

Suffice it to say, if that song were released today, it would have significantly different lyrics.

UpvotesCrappyPosts12 karma

Any plans of returning to SNL, even if it's just a quick cameo?

joe_piscopo32 karma

Lorne Michaels offered me a shot on Weekend Update. If and when I announce my candidacy for the governorship of New Jersey, I'll take him up on that offer.

OK4U2LOVE11 karma

Thanks for the AMA Joe.

Who is your favorite stand-up comedian?

joe_piscopo20 karma

Well, I have to say Jay Black because he's here.

But also:

Lewis Black Gilbert Gottfried Colbert Sinbad George Lopez Louis CK's last special was awesome and very smart.

spacegirl35211 karma

Who do you think has been the best SNL host of all time? And, follow up question, who's been an epic fail?

joe_piscopo22 karma

Eddie was the best host I've ever seen -- if you'll remember, Nick Nolte was scheduled to host and backed out at the last second and Eddie stepped in for him. There have been a lot of SNL articles and books about this incident, but I can tell you Reddit none of them got it right: Eddie Murphy was the single best host in the show's history. And... he saved our ass that week.

Epic Fail: we already talked about Spruce Burn.

novaguy2810 karma

Now I am looking up Johnny D on Netflix. Haven't seen that movie in years but one my all time favorites. Great job in that movie!

joe_piscopo33 karma

You can't just see that movie once... ONCE!


NoThnxIAlreadyAte9 karma

Approximately how many schools can the .88 magnum efficiently penetrate?

joe_piscopo15 karma

I love Johnny Dangerously -- great movie. Shout out to Amy Hecklerling for directing it. And Norman Steinberg for writing it. But clearly, we would have left that joke out if the movie were made today...

RobbyZero8 karma

What was the best and worst part about working at SNL? Who were your favorite and least favorite guest hosts?

joe_piscopo17 karma

Coming up with new material every week was as daunting a task as I ever encountered.

I can remember Eddie and me staying up all night trying to come up with new material. We were like two college roommates cramming for a final -- we both got punchy and started riffing and some of the best stuff came out of that.

Some bad moments -- having to do a sketch that you knew wasn't really funny, but they needed to fill time. And then on Sunday hearing all my boys back in Jersey calling me out on how terrible the sketch was.

Favorite Guest Host -- Jerry Lewis, Robin Williams, and Don Rickles.

Least Favorite Guest Host -- I said before, I didn't want to talk bad about anybody. But let's just say that if I had to say something about somebody, his name would rhyme with "Spruce Burn". :)

gogojack7 karma

Hey Joe! Do you ever get tired of people asking you about SNL or Johnny Dangerously? Like for example...right now. I know you guys want to talk about the new movie, not stuff that happened in the 80s, right?

Also, who does the best Sinatra impression...you, or Joe Piscopo?

joe_piscopo16 karma

Never get tired of SNL ever. Keep asking all you want!

There's only ONE Sinatra, but I gotta tell ya -- I was at the Sinatra restaurant in the Wynn in Vegas last night and I asked for a table and they told me it was a half hour wait. My first thought was WWFD -- What Would Frank Do -- but since I figured I would get arrested for killing a maitre'd, we went to a Chinese joint.

But seriously, if you want to see me channel the old man, come out to one of my shows! He would have wanted it that...

martlet17 karma

My favorite SNL was when you were throwing stuff at Eddie Murphy during a velvet Jones skit. Did you guys happen to be intoxicated or something, or was it just that crazy on the set.

joe_piscopo19 karma

Oh my God, I remember that! That was wild! The sketch was BOMBING and Eddie and I were trying to pull it out and make it work. So, we weren't intoxicated, just desperate.

But that was such a great time, thanks for reminding me of it!

Harrytimber7 karma


joe_piscopo24 karma

Coincidental. But, maybe this is a good place to talk about the weight-lifting.

I started working out after the thyroid cancer because my doctors told me I was unhealthy. And... dig, this: no steroids EVER. As a matter of fact, I never even tried cocaine -- all those lines that they had up at NBC back in the day, my large schnoz never got near 'em. Not a gram.

But, truth be told, when they put me on the cover of "Muscle and Fitness" -- I had no idea that it, at the time, had a circulation of 20 million. It was after that people started taking shots at me for -- well deserved by the way. That whole period is under the career title of "What Was I Thinking."

I was only trying to be healthy and it got a little out of control. But let's be honest, there are worse things to be addicted to.

DRAWKWARD797 karma

What is the most memorable thing that you saw or were part of on your appearance on Startrek TNG ?

joe_piscopo20 karma

LeVar Burton never took that thing off his head. That's all I have to say.

underdabridge7 karma

Joe, can you talk about some behind the scenes memories of that awful strange transition when everyone got fired but you and Eddie Murphy?

joe_piscopo16 karma

I felt so bad that we were ruining America's favorite television show. And when they decided to keep Eddie and I, we were just two cocky comics from the clubs and, at the time, we couldn't care less.

I think that it was that cockiness that kept us funny and appealing to the producers.

gjcbs7 karma

Thanks for doing this AMA Joe. A fan of your work, and thanks for all the laughs over the years. What comics crack you up the most today, and who were you favorites in the past?
Lastly, what is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? :-)

dorv7 karma

What can you tell us about the new flick? What was your favorite part about filming?

joe_piscopo13 karma

My favorite part of the new movie was working with Paul Sorvino -- that was thrilling. And, intimidating -- he's a friend, but he's so serious in his role as a tough guy that there were points I actually got scared of him.

Also, dancing and singing with the star, Erich Bergen was amazing. It was nice to show off my chops. But don't worry, I'm still Jersey baby.

dorv8 karma


OK, here's your opportunity to say something crappy about Jay and have him type it for you. We all know the truth, now just make him say it for you:

joe_piscopo17 karma

He's a fine young man who I know is married, so that means he's sexually frustrated. That means his testosterone level is probably through the roof. Let's not anger him!

Starkicker7 karma

You shouldn't have done this IAmA, Joe. Stephen Colbert did an IAmA. ONCE!

joe_piscopo13 karma

Need to say something here: Stephen Colbert is one of the smartest, most talented human beings on TV today. I am a HUGE Colbert fan!

ThisIsJay6 karma

No questions really, but my buddies mom used to fuck you wayyyyyy back in the day. She's pretty MILF'y and seems like she'd be a freak in the sack, so good job, Joey.

joe_piscopo27 karma

Stay classy Reddit.

JeffRyan16 karma

Who would you say is the best living New Jerseyan? (I'm assuming Sinatra would be tops of the all-time list.)

joe_piscopo9 karma

Re: Sinatra -- true dat.

Right now, Springsteen is the living legend. Hands down, no contest.

Saltthedead6 karma

Joe, youre the man. Ive enjoyed everything Ive seen you in. I wish I had a question, but in lieu of that, Ill just say good luck with your new flick and all your future endeavors.

joe_piscopo16 karma

Thank you brother. I'll take this opportunity to plug where the movie is at. Please, if you're near one of these theaters, go see it. Or, maybe just go buy a ticket and then go watch Iron Man 3.

We're playing at the AMC in...

Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth, NJ AMC Loews Village 7 on 3rd AVE in New York. AMC Norwalk 20 in Norwalk, CA.

naimnotname6 karma

I'm honestly not trying to insult you, but did/do you use PEDs?

joe_piscopo9 karma

Fair question. Does Lipitor count as a PED?

I never, not once EVER used a PED. I used to work out with the big boys at the gym and they would say, "Why would you work out so hard, just take a shot in the ass!"

In principle, I was against it, but not to mention I had the cancer and any PED would accelerate the growth of any latent cancer cells.

naimnotname5 karma

That was back in the early 80's right? Everything still OK, Mr. Piscopo?

joe_piscopo13 karma

They tell me I was "cured" in 1991 (10 years cancer free) -- but you're always looking over your shoulder and to this day, I'm an absolutely hypochondriac and I get tested regularly. For cancer. And STDs. :)

number1makeitso6 karma

I only have one question: "Hey yo, beanpole! Yooooooooouuuu wanna show me what you got?"

joe_piscopo11 karma

Another literal laugh out loud.

The basketball players were standing on apple boxes so that they could make me look shorter than I was -- but I have the fondest memories of shooting those Miller Beer spots.

By the way: I must be the worst white basketball player on the planet.

everythingisopposite6 karma

What are your thoughts on Chris Christie? Would you ever run for office?

joe_piscopo18 karma

I would run for office, but not against him! We're not of the same political persuasion, but he's the smartest politician on the scene. You can't help but love his flippant Jersey style.

I mean, how many politicians can get into a verbal altercation on the boardwalk with an ice cream cone in his hand? Maybe Lincoln...

DrydenDon5 karma

Joe, you are a great performer! Truly enjoyed your SNL stuff!

My question is regarding your name being synonymous with a great actor/performer expected to be huge post-TV and never attaining the same as, say, an Eddie Murphy or Julia-Louis Dreyfuss (strictly SNL alum speaking). What are your thoughts on that? Does it bother you? Are you satisfied with your work post-SNL enough that you can just let it wash over you?

joe_piscopo38 karma

That's a fair question.

After I had Thyroid Cancer in 1981, my outlook on what "success" is changed. I lost my single-minded focus to succeed in showbiz and wound up focusing way more on my family. So, if you're asking if I'm happy with my career, I think the bigger question is am I happy with my life -- and the answer is, I'm here, I'm alive, and YES!

thegrassyknoll5 karma

What was it like working with Chuck Norris?

im_in_the_safe6 karma

Sidekicks was such a fun movie to watch when I was younger. I'll have to see if I can find that on netflix or something.

joe_piscopo27 karma

Technically that's not a question, but every time you watch it on Netflix, I get a check for 4 cents. So if you could please watch it like 84,000,000 times today, I'd appreciate it...

Zthulu5 karma

In that famous clip of you playing the drums, and dying from cocaine,

A) Were you really playing the drums?

B) Was it real cocaine?

joe_piscopo12 karma

Really playing the drums, but not real cocaine. But according to some of the people in this AMA, I really did die :)

Atroxa5 karma

You opened up a Piano Bar at the Resorts casino in Atlantic City and I so badly wanted to go but found out about it on the day we were leaving. Is it still there?

joe_piscopo9 karma

We took "Club Piscopo" on the road. We will be at McCloone's in Asbury Park June 6th, July 10th (with Jeff Norris), and if I can afford him... Jay Black one day. C'mon out and see the show! Would love to meet you!

TheFonz245 karma

In the major motion picture Sidekicks how was it like to fight Chuch Norris? also, Did you ever happen to stay in touch with young Johnathan Brandis? If so did he ever show any signs of depression or an signs leading to his suicide?

I'm only curious because I enjoyed the roles he was in. good actor.

joe_piscopo11 karma

That's a great question. He absolutely did not seem depressed ever. He was one of the most positive, nicest kids you'll ever meet. Which just goes to show you, you never know how and when the depression is going to hit.

Jay is telling me about reddit and I love the sense of community you have here. Things like /r/suicidewatch are a great resource for people needing help and I urge any of you who might be feeling bad to seek help. Johnathan was a great kid and I miss him.

freemarket275 karma

Do you think there are as many talented comedians performing nowadays as there were back in the 80s and 90s? If not, why not? ( I would say no and I do not know why. Maybe performers are a lot more phony and formulaic than they used to be. )

joe_piscopo11 karma

Wow, what an astute question!

I actually think that the best time for stand-up was before my time. Guys like Robert Klein, George Carlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Richard Pryor, Woody Allen, Dick Cavett, and Bill Cosby. Those guys were the true pioneers.

Since I hit the scene, it's all be downhill since then! :)

scoot23ro4 karma

what do you think of that show jersey shore? you know the show with snooki aka the evil midget

joe_piscopo8 karma

If you're from Jersey or if you're Italian, you can make all the jokes you want. If you're not, fuggedaboutit...

jperk844 karma

Hey Joe! Thanks for doing this! What has been the biggest letdown of your career as a comedian/actor?

joe_piscopo6 karma

I did a show for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce YEARS ago and it was a train wreck in every way conceivable. But, in true Jersey fashion, all is forgiven... but not forgotten.

TheStabbingHobo4 karma

What was your single favorite skit that you performed in on SNL?

joe_piscopo10 karma

Solomon and Pudge -- where Eddie and I played those two old guys in the neighborhood bar. It was always placed in the 12:55 slot -- it was so organic, I always felt that it embodied the relationship of Eddie and I more than anything else.

But swinging with the SNL band doing Frank Sinatra was Ring-A-Ding as well...

snifflesApples4 karma

What is going on the Howard stern show like?

joe_piscopo14 karma

Part psychotherapy. Part interrogation. Part waterboarding. All in all, a good experience...

TheVerySadPanda4 karma

Hey, Jay. You came to my school (Rowan University in NJ) last year and you were hilarious. I just wanted to say congrats on the movie! You talked about it a bit when you were here and I'm glad to see it taking off. I had never heard of you before I saw you and I can say that you've become one of my favorite comedians. Just tell Joe that I said the movie looks great or something like that so he thinks its all about him.

joe_piscopo12 karma

I'm catching Jay's show tonight at the Tropicana in Vegas, 8:30 PM show.

This is an offer to all of Reddit: If you're in town, come on out and join me at the show! Booze and Broads after!

scoot23ro4 karma

do you have a podcast or have any favorite interviews that you have done this year?

joe_piscopo5 karma

I loved doing O&A this year. I just did a great interview with a guy named Gary Cantrell. He's worth a follow:


And, Paul Rohrer in Denver is great as well!

CyberpunkDad4 karma

Who was the biggest douchebag on SNL to work with?

joe_piscopo17 karma

I am Italian. I have taken the SNL code of Omerta.

jeb9362 karma

In your opinion what was the "Golden Era" of SNL? The ONE period where the perfect storm of actors, writers, hosts all came together to make the best shows.

joe_piscopo9 karma

Great question: the original cast. That's inarguable. One of the greatest collection of actors on the planet. Great writers. Lorne Michaels! I am awed by what they accomplished. The fact that I got to even place a few steps on the trail they blazed was an honor. (Was that too dramatic an answer?)

DowagerCountess1 karma

please give us the behind the scenes gossip from the movie Super. edit: just realized it's The Super, and it starred joe pesci...not joe piscopo. still though, i stand by my question.

joe_piscopo7 karma

I wasn't in the movie "The Super!?"

underdabridge1 karma

Why are old rich people afraid of typing?

joe_piscopo11 karma

I'm not that old, I'm not that rich.

Side note: Jay is typing this because he has a full keyboard and because if I tried to type this out on my iPhone 5 it'll be 2016 before this AMA is done. If Apple ever makes a phone for people with normal sized hands, I think that little upstart company might have something...

Thakgor-1 karma

Is the fact that this AMA only has 96 upvotes in 3 hours disheartening?

joe_piscopo12 karma

Seeing as I didn't know what an upvote was 4 hours ago -- no.

scoot23ro-1 karma

I Thought You Were Dead!? Well Anyways Your Pretty Funny.

joe_piscopo39 karma

I'm new to Reddit, but shouldn't that be "You're".

K_reale12-3 karma

Is Howard stern as large of an ass hole that he seems?

joe_piscopo5 karma

Howard is one of the nicest guys on the planet -- off the air. His on-air persona is appealing to millions, but what's most appealing to me is how down-to-earth and insecure the guy really is. He's a human being doing a show.

joe_piscopo6 karma

(by the way, he's the guy who told me I should marry Kimberly!)