Yesterday, I had the chance to interview one of my all-time favorite stand-up comedians, Nick Di Paolo.
The northern Westchester resident spent about a week with the USO touring with other regulars from Howard Stern’s radio show: comedians Artie Lange, Dave Attell and Jim Florentine and producer Gary “Baba Booey” Dell’Abate. And just minutes after performing a set at in Kandahar, Afghanistan, the military base came under attack and they were shuttled to a bunker for protection.
More about that later. Right now, I want to share with you a clip of Nick talking about his experience firing a machine gun and nearly starting an “international incident” while flying in a Blackhawk:
Just as amusing? Attell’s e-mailed response to Di Paolo’s Rambo impersonation:
I don’t think I have ever seen him more excited and happy (than) when he got a chance to shoot machine guns out the door of a Blackhawk helicopter. Thank God he’s on our side.
More clips from my exclusive interview with Di Paolo will be posted next week. Have a great weekend, everyone!