New York, NY – During an interview with Howard Stern on Tuesday, comedian Steve Rannazzisi admitted to fabricating the story about how he fabricated the story about him being in the Twin Towers during the 9/11 attacks.
Admitting that the ruse was just an elaborate ruse, Rannazzisi told Stern, “I guess I just did it for the attention. One lie started turning into more until I was caught. But I wasn’t lying initially so when I lied it was all true anyway.”
Speculation has run rampant as to why the 38-year old star of FX’s The League told the initial fib about working at one World Trade Center during the terrorist attacks in 2001. Some psychologists suggest that a comedian’s need to entertain led Rannazzisi to made up the story, then also admit to making that up as well.
“There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not sorry about not being untruthful about my false background,” he explained. “Because when I said that I wasn’t part of that awful event that didn’t really happen, it was the hardest thing in the world to make sure that I believed myself that it did, because it did.”
“I just want to come clean,” said Rannazzisi. “For the record, there isn’t never a time where I wasn’t not in the World Trade Center during the attacks of September 11th and that’s the truth.”