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EXCLUSIVE: Dying of embarrassment? Nick Di Paolo mulls the shame of being killed by a bomb signed by ‘Baba Booey’ • 07.29.08
To die by the hand of an enemy must be hard enough, but to be one of eight insurgents to reportedly lose lives at the expense of a bomb signed by Baba Booey? “Embarrassing,” according to stand-up comedian and northern Westchester resident Nick Di Paolo.
While flipping through photographs of his recent USO trip to Afghanistan, Di Paolo pointed out in an exclusive interview with me last week that he and fellow regulars from the Howard Stern radio show autographed a bomb that he said was later dropped by an unmanned “Reaper” plane onto eight enemy insurgents.
Signing the 500-pound weapon at a military base were Di Paolo, fellow comedians Artie Lange, Dave Attell and Jim Florentine and Stern radio producer Gary “Baba Booey” Dell’Abate.
Mulled Di Paolo:
Imagine getting killed by a bomb signed by Baba Booey? How embarrassing.
Listen to the whole clip here:
And if you liked that clip and live in or close to the Lower Hudson Valley, tune in to RNN’s “NewsCenter Now” tonight at 5:45 p.m., when they’ll run a full three-minute segment of my interview with Nick D!
Related Suburbarazzi exclusive: Nick Di Paolo fires a few rounds, also shoots machine gun.
(Photo by Carucha L. Meuse/The Journal News)
Normally, when thereâ€™s bombing in the vicinity of a comedy show, itâ€™s due to terrible jokes, not mortar fire.
But northern Westchester resident Nick DiPaolo and fellow regulars of Howard Sternâ€™s radio show had to duck and cover following their USO show in Afghanistan early last week.
According to The Daily News, DiPaolo had just finished a show with fellow comedians Artie Lange, Jim Florentine and Dave Attell and Sternâ€™s radio producer Gary Dellâ€™Abate when the Kandahar base where they were performing came under mortar fire. The Stern crew reportedly waited for 35 minutes in a secure bunker before shelling stopped and they emerged uninjured.
Rick Dorfman, DiPaolo’s manager, told Suburbarazzi today that the local comedian returned to the United States uninjured and was already en route to the Just For Laughs festival in MontrÃ©al, where he was headlining for a series called “The Nasty Show.”
But really, how nasty could things be by comparison?