Comedian Joe Piscopo reportedly exploring NJ gubernatorial bid

NEW JERSEY — Comedian Joe Piscopo, known for his comedic impersonations on “Saturday Night Live”, is rumored to be considering a run for New Jersey governor in 2017, as reported by the Observer and NJ.com.

Piscopo sat down with Gov. Chris Christie Thursday at the statehouse for about half an hour and the two reportedly spoke about Piscopo possibly running for governor, the Observer reported.

Piscopo, now a radio host, is a former Democrat and currently an independent, but would reportedly run as a Republican, according to the Observer. He was seen at the Republican National Convention in July.

This wouldn’t be the first time Piscopo has thought about running for office. He considered running for New Jersey governor in 2004, as reported by CNN.

Piscopo is known for his time on “Saturday Night Live” in the 1980s, and particularly for his impersonations of Frank Sinatra and David Letterman. He also impersonated a number of politicians, including Jimmy Carter, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon.