Ventriloquist Elected to Town Council Lower Egg Harbor Township


Some of you may have enjoyed the comedy team of Norman & Oscar in New Jersey Comedy club scene. Now, the citizens of Lower Egg Harbor Township in Gloucester County will enjoy the two of them twice a month on Tuesday evenings at the town borough hall.

Norman Bisselman (the human half of the comedy team) was elected in a special election last Tuesday to fill the seat vacated by the untimely passing of George W Brent, a local photographer who was on the Council for the last 18 years.

“I have a very unique point of view on politics – I think like two people!,” said Norman. “Oh yeah? Can you do this? (as Oscar’s head turns round and round 360, like in the Exorcist). I can see the side of every issue!” said Oscar.

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So, exactly where does Norman and end Oscar begin? “Well, I don’t know,” added Mayor Amanda Megan Peterson. “While we welcome Mr. Bisselman and his ‘friend’ to the Town Council, there really is only a seat for one of them.”

Norman & Oscar have appeared on Laugh Traxx on the website, and have opened for New Jersey favorite Uncle Floyd. Oscar is known for his catch phrase, “Ladies, have you ever tried a real woodie?”

Upper Egg Harbor to Start Using Uber to Save Transportation Dollars for Police

In 2015, transportation costs due zoomed way out of budget for Upper Egg Harbor’s two person police department. So, Township Committeeman Marvin Friedburg has come up with a innovative idea: “Starting in January 2016, we are going to use Uber."

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Officer Donavan Nash of Upper Egg Harbor stands with his smart phone showing his Uber app. As of January 2016, the police will use Uber instead of police cars.

According to the Uber website, “Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in hundreds of cities today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.”

So, why not the police? “I’ve seen the benefits of Uber in the marketplace----fast, reliable and cheap. That’s what we need for Upper Egg Harbor. I use my Uber app, and within 15 minutes, a reliable Uber driver is ready to take me anywhere,” noted Officer Donavan Nash.

According to the plan to begin in mid-January, each officer will download the Uber app on his smart phone, and charge all trips to the township credit card.

New Jersey: What Exit? is a political satire column.  Joey Novick has been a political comedian, camp counselor, editorial director, attorney, busboy, professional speaker, child actor and an elected official. But not necessarily in that order.  To read more of Joey's writing, please visit

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