Nick Cellini, two months removed from a tasteless morning bit that got him fired from 790/The Zone, was back in a studio Thursday, headset on, mic open, expressing dismay about Jason Heyward’s jaw injury and bad odor memories from the old Yankee Stadium.
The difference: he’s doing a podcast in the back of an office near the Punchline Comedy Club. The likely audience for his podcast is in the hundreds rather than the tens of thousands of listeners who caught him every morning on Mayhem in the AM on his old radio station, where he worked for more than 16 years.
His paycheck is gone, too, along with his two former colleagues Chris Dimino and Steak Shapiro.
But all is not lost. By doing the podcast, Cellini’s keeping his mind busy, trying to create a sense of normality after one of the toughest moments in his professional career. And he found out who his friends really were, including a few who have placed ads on his podcast. (Two buddies Ray Voght and Patrick Wiebeld help him