Fans of SNL will remember one of the all-time funniest women in comedy: Victoria Jackson. Better still, she’s a dedicated member of the Conservative movement, more recently a feature on the Politichicks and Victoria Jackson Show.
NOW – Vicki is back on a new reality show!
Rossetti Productions and Victoria Jackson are excited to announce “Who’s Victoria Jackson?” – a new semi-scripted reality show that follows Victoria’s quest to reclaim her place in the entertainment industry by forming a band and performing her original ukulele songs at the Grand Ole Opry.
Lorne Michaels had never seen anything like her. A high voiced, ukulele playing blonde bombshell, that had made her mark on society by doing handstands. So in 1986, Victoria Jackson joined the cast of Saturday Night live and began a six year stretch of comedic excellence that has yet to be paralleled; alongside a cast that included Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz, Kevin Nealon, Chris Farley and Mike Meyers.
Victoria Jackson has been a performer and comedian all her life. With nearly 70 movie and television credits to her name, her life is an ever changing comedic experience. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, she has been outspoken about her cancer, as well as her treatment that has temporarily taken away her signature blonde locks and forced her to wear dozens of flamboyant and colorful wigs. But even cancer hasn’t slowed her down. She does movies, stand up comedy, Tea Parties, attends church, ‘small group’ and Community Bible study, and still finds time to dote on her children and grandchildren.
“My muscular, OCD, retired-SWAT-police-helicopter-pilot husband is a challenge, but we are approaching our 24th wedding anniversary, so we must be doing something right,” Jackson said.
Chip Rossetti is an experienced filmmaker with 19 feature films to his credit. He has written over 30 scripts for feature films, all in the Christian, Faith Based and Family genres. His company, Rossetti Productions, has become one of the most influential Faith Based feature film production companies in the world.
“This show is going to be very different then most reality shows,” Rossetti said. “The audience is going to see Victoria attack real life situations, but from a Christian world view. The show will have a number of recognizable regulars like Ray Stevens who recorded Victoria’s “When I Get to Nashville” in his studio on Music Row, after they worked together on the movie, “Campin’ Buddies”. Also joining Victoria is Jimmy Labriola (Home Improvement) who smokes cigars with Vicki’s husband Paul. Victoria will harmonize with Johnny Crawford and his 1929 Orchestra when he’s in town. Crawford discovered Victoria in Birmingham doing summer stock in 1980 and he gave her a one way ticket to Hollywood to be in his nightclub act. They are still friends. It’s really going to be fun.”
“Who’s Victoria Jackson?” will go into production of the pilot episode in August of 2016.
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