Columbus Short Jokes About Being Fired From ‘Scandal:’ “Started From The Bottom, Now We’re Back At The Bottom”

May 29, 2014  |  

Source: WENN

From the outside looking in, it appears that Columbus Short is experiencing one of the worst years of his life. He lost his job and his wife all in a matter of months—not to mention all of his legal issues. Yet somehow, the troubled actor is still able to smile, laugh and joke around. TMZ cameras recently caught up with him as he made his way out of Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank and he had quite a few jokes of his own.

“I’m doing stand-up,” he joked. “Started from the bottom, now we’re here…back at the bottom!”

When asked by his interviewer if any of his “Scandal” co-stars had his back when he got fired, he seemed a little bothered. But after a few seconds he began to make jokes about the way he was fired from the show.

“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!'”

The interview closed with Columbus being asked if he thinks he’ll ever return to the show for a guest appearance; a question to which he sarcastically responded:

“Not after this interview.”

He did, however, reveal that he’s working on getting back into the music industry. Considering his shocking dismissal from “Scandal,” that’s probably a good idea.

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  • Felisha Crooks-Sweet

    I am happy for him…..just a little bump in the road. He also has a great sense of humor as well.

  • J Smith

    I am so glad that Columbus, can joke about his career! I really cried for him! How can you get fired from the most popular show in America, and say, “oh well” I will just start from the bottom again”! Just laugh it off! Really, you have tainted all your chances buddy! I pray that you don’t opt to off yourself, when the reality sets in!

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  • Donna

    I hope he gets himself together. I just started watching Scandal (almost finished season 2). He was GOOD !

  • blackrose

    Im glad he can laugh about it in public. What do we want him to do. Walk around angry and sad. He can save that for in private. I dont find anything wrong with what he said. He was indeed fired and he did start at the bottom and is right back there. His journey back should be a private one.

  • Mary

    A powder keg, waiting to explode!!!

  • thatguy0101

    he’ll be ok. But black folks gotta know how to LET THINGS GO sometimes…My god! Many of us have anger problems…get mad and just wanna fight over anything and everything. If someone talks ish about your girl, you talk ish back about there girl or you check them… if they talk about your family, or relative then you do the same about there, its easy…. You make too much money to chit chat or angry with peasants. Dont let words get to you, remember they are just WORDS… you dont go and fight them because they said something about you or your family…dummy! This is what they want, this is how people test you…. and now he lost ALOT, I mean ALOT of money because he couldnt control his anger… Dude is weak, control your anger homie..
    You gotta know how to make a person feel 2 feet tall with words, and without using phsycial force…

  • Island Girl

    This brother has more talent in his little finger than many of the bigger stars out there. His acting is good, his singing is surprisingly good and his dancing is off the rails. Unfortunately, talent will only get you so far. It’s character that keeps you on top. Learn the lessons and get it together bro!

  • Lissa329

    You know, its always shocking how these celebs are in their personal lives. I hope he gets some real help because he seems crazy for real.

  • D Mayo Johnson

    He should have a conversation w/Isaiah Washington on this specific matter. I’m sure he can offer him some professional/brotherly advice on dealing w/these matters. He also sounds like he is in need of some counseling and/or life coaching to get it together.

  • kaicongroup

    Wow. I hope he gets the help he needs. That’s a lot to process.

  • uniquefashionista

    I think for now he should stop doing interviews. The last few times he has interviewed, he says something that turns out more detrimental for him. Columbus, lay low for a bit, get your self together, and hopefully we will see you working again in the near future.

  • Shayla

    Some people aren’t meant to be famous. They lose their d*** mind when they get a little money.

  • Sunshinegirl

    Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying because I know he’s crying on the inside. He lost a lucrative job on one of THE most popular TV shows on the air. Hopefully, he can pick up the pieces and get himself together because he has so much talent. Stay away from all of that foolishness and move on with your life!

  • me

    Does he sing? When was he in the music business?

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Get your stuff together, Columbus. You’re making my hometown look bad.

    • blackrose

      Not sure where you are from but I doubt he is the only one.

    • J

      So you a Missourian huh? I have to show love to anyone who reps my MO lol

      • Stacy D. Smith

        Indeed. #daps

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