Haha. That guys gag is hysterical. He was funny today. I just realized he was in BIG with Tom Hanks. He was one of the guys you keep seeing in the board room. I was going to call in today and mess with him on his three lines. The funniest one was "So the reptile turns into a bug?" "That's ingenius"
Comedian arrested in scuffle with security at San Francisco airport
Published 8:15 a.m. PST Monday, Mar. 4, 2002
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A stand-up comedian was arrested after he allegedly got into a loud argument and a scuffle with a National Guardsman at San Francisco International Airport.
Kevin Meaney, 45, allegedly grabbed the soldier's loaded M-16 rifle with both hands and got into a shoving match with him Sunday after airport authorities repeatedly asked the comedian to stop videotaping checkpoint security procedures, authorities said.
The National Guard said Meaney also became verbally abusive when security staff asked to pat-search his wife.
"The majority of the problem was based on his conduct - he was very loud and caused a disturbance at the checkpoint, yelling at the supervisors who were trying to calm him down and at the soldiers," said National Guard 1st Lt. Robert Paoletti.
The altercation occurred at an American Airlines security checkpoint where Meaney was videotaping the operations. It has been against federal law to videotape such activities since the Sept. 11 attacks.
When security officers asked to pat search Meaney's wife, she told them she had nothing to hide and exposed her bra. She was not arrested. Meaney was being held Sunday at San Mateo County Jail. He lives in the Los Angeles suburb of Toluca Lake. A woman who answered the phone at his residence Monday said he was unavailable for comment.
Meaney appeared in the movie "Big" with Tom Hanks, and starred in the CBS sitcom "Uncle Buck." Meaney was scheduled to appear this weekend in Toronto with Jerry Seinfeld.