New Jersey comedian Joey Novick ends “Oprah Boycott” of the Oprah Winfrey Show After 23 years.

“My work is done here. Winfrey has finally succumbed,” announced Novick at a press conference, pumping his fist in ‘win’ style. Novick was a huge Phil Donahue fan, and used to watch him everyday. Back in 1986, when the Oprah Winfrey Show took over the time slot previously held by Phil Donahue, a young brash 30-something Joey was mad. “I was mad,” Joey said.

“I thought to myself, what can I do? I am just a young, brash 30-something guy all alone in this cruel world,” Joey continued. “Then I remembered! Aha, I am a comedian and a political activist. I’ll boycott this Oprah Winfrey gal, and force her off the air. I refused to watch the show.” And, so the boycott began.
In earnest, Novick stopped watching the show. Everyday,for twenty-three years. Through the fat Oprah. The thin Oprah. The book club Oprah. The Dr. Phil Oprah. And the Obama Oprah. Did others join him in his boycott?

“Well, I meant to contact others to join me, and it’s been on my ‘To Do’ list. Just never got around to it. That ADD is a real bitch.”

When asked what he is going to do with his “boycott time” now that he has been eminently successful, he answered, “I really don’t know. I might take some time off to not watch other things on TV. Maybe I will use my new found power and influence to force other shows off the air. There’s ‘Jon & Kate Plus Eight’. Maybe continue my plans for the All-Spinoff Cable Network. We’ve got shows planned like ‘Everybody Loves Lurch’ and ‘Honey, It’s The Howells’, and ‘The Granny Clampett Chronicles’.

The Oprah Winfrey Show did not return our calls for comment. EndFragment

New Jersey comedian Joey Novick ends “Oprah Boycott” of the Oprah Winfrey Show After 23 years.