Comic Steve Rannazzisi admits 9/11 lie: ‘A story told by an immature young man’

16 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘I don’t know why I said this, this was inexcusable’NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy Central said Wednesday it is re-evaluating what to do about Steve Rannazzisi’s planned stand-up special this weekend after the comic apologized for lying about working in New York’s World Trade Center when terrorists attacked on Sept. 11, 2001.

The actor, who is well-known across the pond thanks to comedy gigs and a decade-long role on The League, made the shocking announcement on his Twitter account this evening.A comedian who claimed that he had been working in the Twin Towers when they were attacked on 9/11 has asked for forgiveness after admitting that he had lied. Rannazzisi said he didn’t know why he told the story, which he called “a mistake that I deeply regret and for which apologies may still not be enough.” The comic took to Twitter to explain his lie. The comedian appears in the FXX series “The League.” One of his first Hollywood roles was on Ashton Kutcher’s MTV show, “Punk’d.” Sports fans may know him from a Buffalo Wild Wings commercial. He credited the near-death experience with making him leave his job as an account manager in order to pursue his dreams of a showbusiness career in Los Angeles.

The comedian said he felt jostled when the tower next to him was struck and he escaped to the street, despite hearing loudspeaker messages urging people to stay put. She had been stuck in the subway and hadn’t made it to work, he said. “We went up on the roof, smoked a joint, and decided we were going to leave,” said Rannazzisi, describing his subsequent move to California to try a show business career.

How could I tell my children to be honest when I hadn’t come clean about this?” “It is to the victims of 9/11 and to the people that love them—and the people that love me—that I ask for forgiveness. It was an early taste of having a public persona, and I made a terrible mistake.” The actor’s new comedy series Breaking Dad is expected to premiere on tv screens this Sunday, and it is unknown how this revelation will affect his projects. His co-star Katie Anselton defended him on Twitter, writing: “What Steve Rannazzisi did was super wrong, but if we were all held accountable for lies we told when we were none of us would be clean. However, Comedy Central may be less inclined to forgive Rannazzisi, saying in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter: “We just learned about this last night.

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