Comedy Central to air show despite comedian's 9/11 lies
NEW YORK - Comedy Central has decided to go ahead with Steve Rannazzisi's stand-up special after the comic's admission that he lied about being in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
His special, "Breaking Dad," is scheduled to air Saturday. The network said earlier in the day it was making no changes to its schedule, and spokesman Steve Albani said there would be no additional comment.
Rannazzisi lost a high-profile endorsement deal with Buffalo Wild Wings, which pulled its commercials featuring Rannazzisi after the admission.
The comic apologized for the false story. He had said in interviews that escaping the terrorist attacks was a key factor in his decision to move to California and start a show business career.
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