After getting fired from “Scandal” for his violent behavior, Columbus Short is trying out a new career in stand-up comedy.
In an on-the-street interview with TMZ this week, the actor-turned-wannabe comic said he’s starting from the bottom. “I’m doing stand-up,” he shared outside of Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank. “Started from the bottom, now we’re here…back at the bottom!”
The funny guy went on to share a few jokes with the cameraguy. When asked how ABC let him go, he said, “They sent me a SnapChat — a quick message.”
“It was real fast. It came quick. I almost missed the message it went away so fast,” he joked. “It was like Back 2 The Future part two when they sent him a fax ‘Ehhh, you’re fired!’”
As far as making future appearances on “Scandal,” the Hollywood bad boy said, “Not after this interview.”
As we reported earlier, Short is in the midst of a messy divorce battle with is estranged wife Tanee McCall. She filed a restraining order against her husband of nearly nine years after he allegedly came home drunk, put a knife to her throat and threatened to end both of their lives. In April, she filed divorce papers for the third time and requested full legal and physical custody of their 2-year-old daughter Ayala.
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Celebrating Dads Who Make Us Laugh
1. 1. Happy Father’s Day to Bill Bellamy who has a daughter, Bailey and son, Baron. (PR Photos)
2. 2. Happy Father’s Day to our own funny man, J. Anthony Brown, father of three. (TJMS)
3. 3. Happy Father’s Day to D.L. Hughley, father of three – Tyler, Ryan and Kyle. (PR Photos)
4. 5. Happy Father’s Day to Katt Williams who has eight children, one biological and seven adopted. (Retna)
5. 6. Happy Father’s Day to Dave Chappelle, father of three – two sons, Sulayman and Ibrahim and daughter Sonal. (Retna)
6. 7. Happy Father’s Day to Charlie Murphy, father of two, Xavier and Ava. (PR Photos)
7. 8. Happy Father’s Day to Paul Mooney, father of three – Shane, Dwayne and Daryl. (PR Photos)
8. 9. Happy Father’s Day to Mark Curry, father of two daughters. (PR Photos)
9. 10. Happy Father’s Day to Sinbad, father of two – a son and a daughter. (PR Photos)
10. 11. Happy Father’s Day to Cedric the Entertainer, father of three – Croix, Lucky Rose and Tiara. (PR Photos)
11. 12. Happy Father’s Day to Tracy Morgan, father of three sons. (PR PHotos)
12. 13. Happy Father’s Day to Chris Tucker who has a son, Destin Christopher Tucker. (PR Photos)
13. 14. Happy Father’s Day to Eddie Murphy, Dad of 8 – Christian,Eric, Bria, Shayne Audra, Myles, Bella Zahra, Zola Ivy & Angel Iris.
14. 15. Happy Father’s Day to Kevin Hart, father of two – Heaven Lee and Hendrix. (PR Photos)
15. 16. Happy Father’s Day to Chris Rock, father of two daughers – Lola Simone and Zahra Savannah. (PR Photos)
16. 17. Happy Father’s Day to Damon Wayans, father of four – Damon Jr., Michael, Cara Mia and Kyla. (PR Photos)
17. 18. Happy Father’s Day to Shawn Wayans, father of three – Laila, Illia and Marlon. (AP)
18. 19. Happy Father’s Day to Marlon Wayans, father of two – Shawn Howell and Amai Zackary. (PR Photos)
19. 20. Happy Father’s Day to Keenen Ivory Wayans, father of five – Jolie, Nala, Keenen, Jr., Bella and Daphne. (PR)
20. 21. Happy Father’s Day to Bill Cosby, father to Erika, Erinn, Ensa, Evin and Son Ennis who passed away. (AP)
21. 22. Happy Father’s Day to John Witherspoon who has two sons – John David and Alexander (David Letterman is their Godfather). (PR)
22. 23. Happy Father’s Day to Martin Lawrence, father of three daughters – Jasmine, Iyanna and Amara Trinity. (PR)
23. 24. Happy Father’s Day to Flex Alexander, father of two – daughter Imani Shekinah Alexander-Knox and son Elijah Alexander-Knox.