http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/dying_to_get_cut_from_agt_VhxgvbVyNHycv691g3A29H Most performers are dying to get on â€œAmericaâ€™s Got Talent,â€ but New York cabby-turned-comic Jimmy Failla is begging NBC to edit him out of the upcoming July 23 episode. Failla said on a podcast that his loved ones were taken for a ride after the show asked him to promote a potential appearance this week with family and friends, including a pal on his deathbed who died a day after searching the airwaves in vain for the comicâ€™s act. Gotham Comedy Club regular Failla was auditioning for the show in April when judge Mel B was booed by the audience for hitting her judgeâ€™s buzzer as he set up a joke that she deemed racist. But Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum disagreed and voted Failla to the next round. Word of the incident leaked online and was discussed on Sternâ€™s radio show. Failla headed to Las Vegas for the next round. â€œI was not allowed to say whether or not I would be on the show,â€ he explained on his â€œOff the Meterâ€ podcast. However, â€œI was advised by [the show] to . . . specifically request that everyone tune in and watch meâ€ on July 9, and to post â€œAGTâ€ banners with programming information on Facebook. He admits being told there was no guarantee his audition would air, but, â€œBecause [it] was covered by so many news outlets . . . people were led to believe that I was probably going to be on.â€ Faillaâ€™s dying neighbor stayed up to see him. â€œI get back from Vegas to find out my neighbor died,â€ the comic said. â€œDo you know what he did on the night before he died? This is horrible. [His wife told me,] â€˜Last night he was on all of his . . .meds. He was really groggy, but he fought to stay awake because he wanted to see you on â€˜Americaâ€™s Got Talent.â€™ The last night the guy spent on Earth alive, heâ€™s clicking the TV all night.â€ Failla, whose book â€œFollow That Car!â€ comes out this fall, said although heâ€™s heard heâ€™ll appear on July 23, heâ€™s asked to be edited out. â€œI donâ€™t know that Iâ€™m right for hat show, if being right . . . is duping everybody you love.â€ A rep for the show had no comment.