Diresta [TV Series] (1998)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this TV working-class sitcom, comedian John DiResta portrays himself. After 12 years as a NYC Transit cop, DiResta found fame with his 1997 one-man Off-Broadway show, Beat, A Subway Cop's Comedy, leading to this United Paramount Network series in which friendly Long Island Transit cop DiResta lives in a rented house with wife Kate (Leila Kenzle) and their two kids. Since he works his beat with his sister-in-law Liz (Sandra Pupuro), forget about any secrets outside the home. DiResta's boss (Joe Guzaldo) keeps a prize rooster in the squad room, and in the subway DiResta must contend with bag lady Grandma Woolyhat (Pat Crawford Brown) and other hapless homeless. Yes, in this wacky world, there's no rest for DiResta. Filmed in L.A., this series premiered October 5, 1998 on United Paramount Network.