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Comedy Central will still air Steve Rannazzisi’s stand-up special tonight

Having endured one of those long nights of the soul that only comedy-focused cable outlets and mid-tier chicken franchises can ever truly understand, Comedy Central has announced that it will still air Steve Rannazzisi’s stand-up special, Breaking Dad, at its scheduled time tonight. The network was forced to deliberate this week on whether to work with the stand-up comic and star of The League, after it was revealed that he had lied about being in the World Trade Center towers on 9/11.

The decision presumably wasn’t an easy one for the network, torn as it was between the two sides of all human experience: The stern, unrelenting Buffalo Wild Wings of justice, and the gentle, forgiving Pete Davidsons of mercy. Appealing to its better nature, Comedy Central has apparently fallen on the “Eh, we already filmed it” side of the equation, and will run the special, which airs tonight at 11 p.m. Eastern. According to Deadline, Breaking Dad itself contains absolutely no references to the events of September 11, 2001—a template for success and not-getting-yelled-at that Rannazzisi will presumably be following for the rest of the foreseeable future.


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