Of all the television personalities out there on late night commercials and one-in-the-morning infomercials, Matthew Lesko has got to be the most entertaining. Because of his wild and hilarious sense of showmanship, and let’s be honest, his status as an infomercial personality, you’re probably wondering if he’s on the level, or just someone who’s figured out an amusing way to scam consumers.
Well we’re glad to report that he is, in fact, on the level. If you’re willing to invest some time into looking through his massive, phone book size volumes on government grants, then you are likely to find something you qualify for. Not everyone qualifies for everything in the book, but there are so many different opportunities listed that you’re very likely to find something.
It’s also worth noting that, well, not only is Lesko’s advice sound and truthful, but that’s his real wardrobe, too. Yep, he actually wears that insane suit, the bow tie, the mismatched socks and colorful glasses when he’s just driving around town… In his yellow question mark covered Lexus… So really, that’s not even a character he’s playing on TV, that’s the real Matt Lesko, every bit as eccentric as he is on stage.
Some have actually accused Lesko of plagiarism. When your job is primarily in researching and compiling information for the use of others, “plagiarism” is an odd accusation. OBVIOUSLY he didn’t create all of the grants being offered by the government. He himself admits that he just copies the info from government information.
But how is that any different from, say, a zoologist who wants to write a book all about hummingbirds, and then goes to the library to collect all of the information that’s already available on the species? Lesko puts all of that info into a smaller, digestible format which takes less time to read than doing the research all on your own.
Whatever the criticisms levied at Lesko and his ridiculous suit and wild antics, his cameo in the Adult Swim series “The Venture Brothers” sums it up pretty well: He helps people get free money from the government, so he can’t be all bad. Crazy infomercials and silly suits aside, the information provided in his books are actually completely sound and sensible, however the presentation on late night TV.
If you’re curious about the whole “GET YOUR FREE MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT!” thing, check out the free gift at Matthew-Lesko.com and see what you think.