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Steve Rannazzisi takes part Aug. 7 in “The League” panel at the FX Summertime TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015|12:06 p.m.
Comedy Central has actually chosen to go on 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,” was set up to air Saturday. The network said earlier in the day it was making no changes to its schedule, and representative Steve Albani said there would be no extra comment.
Rannazzisi lost a prominent endorsement handle Buffalo Wild Wings, which pulled its commercials including Rannazzisi after the admission.
The comic apologized for the incorrect story. He had stated in interviews that leaving the terrorist attacks was a vital factor in his choice to transfer to California and begin a show company career.
Monday, Sept. 14, 2015|11:23 p.m.
SAN DIEGO– A San Diego male was charged Monday with lying to the FBI during an examination into his brother, who is believed to be the first American jihadist killed in Syria while fighting for the Islamic State.
Marchello McCain, 33, is implicated in an indictment of offering incorrect details about his sibling’s travel to Syria and how he financed the trip, federal district attorneys said.
McCain already faces gun belongings charges.
His attorney did not instantly return a demand for comment.
The sibling, Douglas McCain, 33, was supposedly killed a year ago while fighting with the Islamic State, the extremist group trying to topple the government of President Bashar Assad.
Douglas McCain took a trip to Syria to follow his basketball friend from Minneapolis into the terrorism fight.
Douglas McCain, who last stayed in San Diego, as soon as stated in a Twitter feed that accepting Islam was the best thing he ‘d ever done. He was following Islamic State group fighters on Twitter, but it’s unclear what triggered him to join the battle.