Monday, August 13, 2007
Father Guido Sarducci (aka Don Novello): Papal Jest.
Father Guido Sarducci (aka Don Novello) in Denver during World Youth Day, which Pope John Paul II starred at, in 1993. Spotted in the crowd of fake Pope-hat vendors.
I enjoy Novello's original book of prank letters under the name of Lazlo Toth (The Lazlo Letters), as much as his work as a writer and performer on the original Saturday Night Live. Novello inspired me, for a short time in the early '90s, to follow a similar path: penning dubious correspondences to politicians and companies.
Arrivederci, Sarducci! Come back again, soon.