James Cannizzaro, who works security at Gotham Comedy Club, is recovering from the coronavirus, three weeks after he first entered the ER in Brooklyn.
The 58-year-old Cannizzaro, known to many in comedy as “Jimmy Big Balls” during his previous marriage to comedian Lisa Lampanelli from 2010-2014, had remarried. He told the New York Daily News that he began feeling unwell a month ago (March 7), but only visited a CityMD clinic on March 13. He went to the ER afterward, only to be discharged, then return two days later with his current wife to New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. He has told the Daily News, and also CBS2, that he credits the medication he received there with his recovery.
“I feel pretty good. I’ve come a long way. It has been almost a month since I got the illness and, you know, I’m still on the oxygen. But it’s good to be home,” James Cannizzaro told CBS2’s Tara Jakeway on Monday.