Comedian Lies About Escaping WTC on 9/11, Gets Called Out

September has been a bad month for Comedians. First, one loses her job after she makes a youtube video that bashes fat people.

Now a comedian named Steve Rannazzisi is getting put on blast, and rightfully so, for lying about being in the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001.

Rannazzisi has repeatedly told the story of him narrowly escaping his Merrill Lynch office in the South Tower before the second plane hit since he first mentioned it in a 2009 interview.

There’s only a few small problems with his story: Merrill Lynch didn’t have an office in the either of the towers…and Merrill Lynch has no record of anyone named Steve Rannazzisi working for them.


Rannazzisi was called out this week for being a fraud and sure enough, he came clean.

Through a statement form his Publicist, Rannazzisi said he “was not at the Trade Center on that day. I don’t know why I said this. This was inexcusable. I am truly, truly sorry.”

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