He isn't joking, the 65-year-old Piscopo said.
Piscopo performed an updated song taken from Sinatra's "New York, New York," and changed some of the lyrics: "my New York and Philly blues are melting away," for example.
He gained his start on "SNL" impersonating Sinatra and David Letterman. He has also appeared in films and now hosts a politically-oriented talk show in New York.
Now he will have to learn the Al Franken impersonation if he gets into politics. Franken, you might recall, was a low-talent "comedian" who became a Senator for Minnesota. He wasn't much of a comedian, and now he isn't much of a senator.
Piscopo never held office nor campaigned for office, but he seems serious about running. "I'm seriously looking at it," he said, promising to decide by January. "I love the people. I love the state. I know what has to be done."
Maybe he figures if Al Franken can be elected, he has a very good chance as well.