Al Sharpton Wants His Own Sitcom

Al Sharpton has decided that, if he can’t be president, he can at least star in his own situation comedy.

Al Sharpton wants his own sitcom (Reuters)

He has led civil rights marches, scolded the nation’s leaders and even run for president, but the Rev. Al Sharpton now wants to do something completely different — star in his own television sitcom.

Sharpton, in an interview with Reuters on Friday, confirmed a report in Daily Variety that he would soon be filming a pilot for a family show called “Al in the Family” that would revolve around his larger-than-life personality.

“I don’t know if I am a good actor or not but I will be playing myself and I have been practicing that for 51 years,” the New York Democrat and civil rights leader said.

Considering that Sharpton is essentially a walking sitcom, this seems a natural.

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  1. Ralph says:

    A politician you can turn off with the click of a remote. Doesn’t get any better than that.

  2. McGehee says:

    Considering that Sharpton is essentially a walking sitcom…

    You got there ahead of me, James.