Thursday, September 24, 2015

Chew on These Chicken Wings For a While

"Buffalo Wild Wings will stop airing TV commercials featuring comedian Steve Rannazzisi (right), who said this week that he lied about being in the World Trade Center during the Sept. 11 attacks, the Minneapolis company said Thursday. The New York Times first reported Rannazzisi’s admission earlier this week. Rannazzisi, who is also a star on the FXX show ‘‘The League,’’ has said he was working as an account manager for Merrill Lynch on the 54th floor of one of the World Trade Center towers and narrowly escaped the ‘‘pandemonium’’ he witnessed. In an interview with comedian Marc Maron, Rannazzisi also said six of the 10 members of a basketball team he played on died. This week, Rannazzisi said on Twitter that he was working in another part of the city and was not at the World Trade Center. ‘‘I don’t know why I said this,’’ he wrote. ‘‘This was inexcusable.’’ Buffalo Wild Wings started airing the most recent ads featuring Rannazzisi in August, after featuring him in ads around March Madness earlier this year."

He might lose his TV show?