Note: The last video published in a TAPinto article from American Hedgehog Warrior went viral on Youtube and was picked up by many national media outlets like The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, NBC Sports, People Magazine and more!
USA: We can all use a little humor, some good old-fashioned political satire. No matter who you are rooting for in this heated presidential election, you will get a laugh from the following video. And, that's good because we all need to laugh more! It's nature's best medicine!! So, watch the co-pay free video and judge for yourself! VIDEO: Trump VS Biden:
The creator of the video, Michael Cannizzaro lives locally in Keyport, NJ and is owner of Knockerball located in the Monmouth Mall. Cannizzaro comments, “I was reluctant to mix my business with politics, especially this year, but after being shut down for 6 months with no business anyway, what do I really have to lose at this point? Besides you really can’t get any more socially distant than being in your own personal Knockerball. So I tried to poke fun at both sides. The feedback has been great so far - many people have commented that it’s refreshing to see political humor that isn’t one sided for once and that’s exactly what I was going for."
-Knockerball & More has been shut down for 6 months due to Covid-19 but as of October 1 they are taking advanced reservations for private group sessions of 10 or more. Sounds like a great team building event, small birthday party, a nice break from the virtual classroom or office... The Monmouth Mall party facility features unique group activities with minimal contact, great for kids and adults, including Knockerball (bubble soccer) Human Foosball, Hungry Hungry Humans and everyone’s favorite nostalgic gym class activity - Dodgeball. It's perfect for an after-school activity!
You may remember when TAPinto covered Cannizzaro's hedgehog videos. Pepper and Tuck are Knockerball's little hedgehog mascots who gained some notoriety during quarantine for their American Hedgehog Warrior obstacle course series that went viral on Youtube and via many outlets like The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, NBC Sports, People Magazine and more.
Also, we should note that Cannizzaro made a Knockerball Debate video back in 2016, so he already had the Trump and Hillary masks, but this year, he had to wait and see if his local Spirit Halloween would carry Joe Biden masks before he could produce the 2020 debate. He was in luck! See the 2016 political debate video by Cannizzaro here:
Cannizzaro comments, "I try to stay well-informed when it comes to politics, but my intention with my videos are not to sway anyone one way or another. In fact, I consider it a success if people can't tell who I personally support when watching my videos."
With all the current buzz around the Presidential Debates, Cannizzaro adds, "Knockerballs were the perfect, albeit silly, debate solution to accomplish a few things: Social distancing, showing the two candidates getting some frustrations out on the other and allowing each candidate’s supporters to watch the opponent get knocked around. It is all in good fun!"