Beppe Grillo is an Italian comedian, politician, political activist, and blogger, best known for co-founding the political party Five Star Movement. Beppe is known for his anti-establishment comedy and political activism. He started his career as a TV comedian with the show Secondo Voi in 1977. After gaining fame with shows such as Te la do io l'America and Grillometro, he was barred from appearing on Italian TV in 1986, due to his sarcastic comments on Bettino Craxi, the then-prime minister of Italy. In 2014, he returned to TV with the show Porta a Porta. He channelized Italian populist movements through his website and blog, calling for a ban on convicted parliament members. He organized the V-Day movement, which led to the launch of the Five Star Movement party in 2009. The party became immensely popular and won major elections.