FX ‘disappointed’ by League star’s 9/11 lies

17 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Comic Steve Rannazzisi apologizes for lying about 9-11 escape.

“We are disappointed to learn that Steve Rannazzisi lied about being in the World Trade Center on 9/11. 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 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. It’s a tale he’s told time and again in interviews, from the one above to Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, and it’s a non-life-event that he has attributed all manner of his life’s decisions to.

That said we believe Steve is sincere in his apology and will do everything he can to make amends moving forward.” FX will continue to air the seventh and final season of The League tonight as planned. EDT. “We just learned about his last night,” said Comedy Central spokesman Steve Albani. “We are very disappointed to hear about Steve’s misrepresentations and are currently determining how we will move forward.” Rannazzisi told a detailed story about working for Merrill Lynch on Sept. 11 in a podcast hosted by Marc Maron.

He famously has claimed to have fled his Merrill Lynch office just moments before the second tower was struck, and thus decided to dedicate his life to his true passion of comedy. Rannazzisi had found success, with a comedy special slated for this Saturday on Comedy Central and seven-season role in TV show The League, but it remains to be seen what will come of his admission, when caught, that he had falsified such an integral part of his life experience.

How could I tell my children to be honest when I hadn’t come clean about this?” he said. “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 profoundly disrespectful to those who perished and those who lost loved ones,” he concluded. “The stupidity and guilt I have felt for many years has not abated. 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.

It was an early taste of having a public persona, and I made a terrible mistake.” “I was there and then the first tower got hit and we were like jostled all over the place,” he said in an interview with Marc Maron. “I still have dreams of like, you know, those falling dreams.” He also claimed that the traumatic experience (he fled minutes before another plane crashed into his building) prompted his move to Los Angeles.

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