EXCLUSIVE: Comedian Nick Di Paolo fires off a few rounds, also shoots machine gun

Yesterday, I had the chance to interview one of my all-time favorite stand-up comedians, Nick Di Paolo.

nick-d2.jpgThe 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:

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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!

(Photo by Carucha Meuse/The Journal News.)

Chris Serico

A Westchester native and Boston College grad, Chris Serico will host your game show for scale. A features reporter for the The Journal News, he's also written for the newspaper's Listening Room, Suburbarazzi and Remote Access entertainment blogs. For those about to rock, he salutes you.