Nick Can­non out at Amer­ica’s Got Tal­ent

The Hamilton Spectator - - A & E -

Ac­tor and co­me­dian Nick Can­non is leav­ing his long­time gig as host of the NBC re­al­ity show “Amer­ica’s Got Tal­ent” af­ter al­legedly be­ing threat­ened with ter­mi­na­tion by net­work ex­ec­u­tives. Can­non an­nounced his de­par­ture via a 700word Face­book post Mon­day, ex­plain­ing how his de­ci­sion comes af­ter a dis­pute with NBC head hon­chos over jokes in his re­cent Show­time com­edy spe­cial. “Nick Can­non: Stand Up, Don’t Shoot” aired Fri­day night on the pre­mium ca­ble chan­nel and fea­tured a dif­fer­ent Can­non than “AGT” au­di­ences might be used to, with fre­quent uses of the N-word. The word even makes an ap­pear­ance in a joke about how that evening NBC stood for “N — Bet­ter C’mon.” TMZ re­ported Fri­day that NBC ex­ec­u­tives learned about the con­tent via Can­non’s ap­pear­ance on “The Howard Stern Show” and stated that Can­non was nearly fired over the in­ci­dent be­fore the net­work de­cided against it. “Amer­ica’s Got Tal­ent” is sched­uled to be­gin film­ing Sea­son 12 next month.

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