Dave Atell Biography
Dave Atell is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer born on 18th January 1965 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
He is best known as a host of the Comedy Central’s Insomniac.
Dave Attell Age
Dave Attell was born on January 18, 1965 (he is 54 years old as of 2019)
Dave Attell Height
Dave Attell stands at a height of 1.75 m.
Dave Attell Net worth
Dave Attell has an estimated net worth of $6 million.
Dave Attell Family
Dave Attell was born to a jewish family, and was rasied in Rockville Centre on Long Island with his sister Monica Attell.
Dave Attell Education
Dave Attell graduated from New York University in 1987 with a bachelor degree in communication.
Dave Attell Stand-up career
Dave Attell he started his stand-up comedies when he was working in menial jobs during the day and put in his time at comedy clubs at night. His first appearance on television was in 1988 on VH1’s Stand-Up Spotlight, which also featured early appearances by Lewis Black, Margaret Cho, Jeff Garlin, Jay Mohr and Wanda Sykes. The show was hosted by Rosie O’Donnell. Perhaps his biggest break was achieved on November 23, 1993, when he made his first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. The appearance was seen by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, who then recruited Attell to be a writer, and occasional performer, on SNL. He was behind the scene of Chris Farley during the famous “Rudy Giuliani Inauguration” sketch. Attell worked on the show for the 1993–94 season.
In 1995, he was featured on two HBO specials: alongside up-and-comers Louis C.K., Anthony Clark, Eric Tunney and Dave Chappelle. He was featured in his performance in 1995 where Young Comedians hosted a Special Garry Shandling. He was given his own 60-minute special on the channel’s. The HBO Comedy Showcase. Subsequently, Attell was also given an episode of HBO Comedy Half-Hour in 1997. He is widely regarded as the ultimate “comedian’s comedian” and a pioneer in the genre of blue comedy and black humor. His first one-hour special, Captain Miserable aired December 8, 2007 on HBO. His latest special Road Work aired 2014 on Comedy Central.
He was labelled as one of the most brilliant comedians with phenomenal joke-writing prowess. Dave Chappelle and Louis C.K. have hailed him as one of the most prolific geniuses of stand-up comedy. Colin Quinn described him as the Fellini of stand-up. In his 39th episode of the Comedy Cellar podcast, the owner of the Comedy Cellar Noam Dworman referred to him as the greatest comedian after Richard Pryor and George Carlin. He performs regularly at the Comedy Cellar which boasts the likes of comedians such as Louis C.K., Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, and Jim Norton as some of its regular performers. In 2018 he toured with Jeff Ross on the Bumping Mics Tour.
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In 1995 Dave Attell appeared as Squiggly Dave on Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. In 1999, the network issued Attell an installment in their Comedy Central Presents series. The same year the network signed him on as a regular commentator on their satirical news show The Daily Show. When he arrived in 1999, the show was just finding its audience after the departure of host Craig Kilborn and the arrival of Jon Stewart, an old friend of Attell’s from the New York comedy circuit. The three-year stint was given to Attell so that he may access a large mass of audience on a regular basis (The Daily Show has done much the same for comedians Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Lewis Black and others).
He has series of commentary on the show was called “The Ugly American”. He appeared in the finale for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2003, Attell began appearing semi-regularly on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. The show featured many of the performers as he works every day at the underground comedy club the Comedy Cellar and is based on the conversations they would have off-stage at the Olive Tree Cafe, the restaurant above the club. The unscripted show was canceled in November 2004. In 2007, he appeared in the Michael Addis film, Heckler. Attell also appeared on Comedy Central’s Last Laugh in 2007.
He has other notable television roles featured on Attell:
- “Dave” in a couple of the early episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond
- The voice of “Frank Demore” on Crank Yankers
- “Brad Campbell” on Ed
- Himself on Arrested Development
On January 2010 he co-hosted the AVN Awards show, along with porn actresses Kirsten Price and Kayden Kross; and again in 2012 with co-hostesses Sunny Leone and Bree Olson. In May 2008, he announced a casting call on his MySpace page for Comedy Central’s relaunch of The Gong Show. Attell was host, along with Greg Fitzsimmons serving as head writer on the series. However, The Gong Show with Dave Attell aired only from July to September 2008.
He returned to the television Showtime beginning on October 20, 2011 in Dave’s Old Porn, a TV series in which he views and jokes about retro in 1970 and 1980 of the pornographic movies with different guest comedians. Typically, during a given show, Attell and his guest view clips that give an overview of a particular retro porn star’s career. Near the end of that show, that particular porn actor appears and also comments on clips from some of his or her movies.
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He has a television show known as Insomniac with Dave Attell which is a television series described by Attell as “Wild on E! for Ugly People”. It featured Attell walking the streets of America’s cities late at night, meeting the people in a haze of ecstatic inebriation. The show occasionally went overseas. The American cities featured on the show were Albuquerque, Anchorage, Atlanta, Austin (2 times), Baltimore, Boise, Boston, Charleston (WV), Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Honolulu, Houston, Kansas City, Key West, Las Vegas, Little Rock, Long Island, Memphis, Miami, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City (4 times), Oakland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Reno, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City.
In the foreign cities he has featured on the show were Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Montreal, Tijuana, Toronto, and specials that took place in Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo. The most common activity (besides roaming the street aimlessly and visiting bars) was visiting workers on their night shifts. Instead of spending time with gas station attendants, he went searching for odd professions to highlight. Among them were crime-scene cleaners, bail bondsmen, cow milkers, brothel hookers, bicycle cops, coal miners, and porn overdubbers. Memorable episodes include a visit to Chicago’s world-famous The Wieners Circle, where the staff routinely got in cursing matches with their customers, and a visit to a Phoenix nudist camp. Throughout the run show, he has carried with one-time-use film camera and took pictures of random events, which would be shown during the end-credits.
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In April 2014 he has centralised premiered the Comedy of Underground with Dave Attell, and late night, (mostly) uncensored stand-up comedy show taped live in New York. The series has featured his fellow comics like Jeff Ross, Amy Schumer, Jermaine Fowler, Ari Shaffir, Judah Friedlander, Brad Williams, Jay Oakerson, Nikki Glaser, Kurt Metzger, Ali Wong, Louis Katz, Junior Stopka, Luenell, Russ Meneve, April Macie, Ralphie May, Al Jackson, Jimmy Shubert, Tom Rhodes, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, and Artie Lange.
Dave Attell Films
Dave Attell has played the role of “Don” in Los Enchiladas!, a film written, produced and directed by comedian Mitch Hedberg, starring Hedberg as well as fellow comedians Todd Barry and Marc Maron. In the short film The Office Party, Attell once again played the role of “Don”. The film co-starred ex-Karate Kid Ralph Macchio, Jon Stewart, Carol Kane and Tate Donovan. The film was written and directed by Daily Show producer Chiara Edmands. The Pootie Tang saw Attell as the bumbling corporate of lackey, “Frank”. The film was written and directed by his friend Louis C.K. It co-starred Lance Crouther, Wanda Sykes and Chris Rock among others.
Attell also played “Efram the Driver” in the Independent feature My Suicidal Sweetheart, written and directed by filmmaking newcomer Michael Parness. The film co-starred Natasha Lyonne, David Krumholtz, Tim Blake Nelson, Lorraine Bracco, David Paymer and Rosanna Arquette. He has played several movies like “Efram the Driver” in the Independent feature My Suicidal Sweetheart, written and directed by filmmaking newcomer Michael Parness. The film co-starred Natasha Lyonne, David Krumholtz, Tim Blake Nelson, Lorraine Bracco, David Paymer and Rosanna Arquette. Attell had cameo appearances in the films Abby Singer and Scary Movie 4. He plays the character Barker in the 2008 comedy film Harold. He has a cameo appearance in the Judd Apatow film Funny People which starred Adam Sandler (an old friend of Attell’s from his New York University days).
He has also voiced:
- He voiced the GPS on the Mystery Machine in the 2010 film Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo.
- He appeared in Trainwreck as the main character Amy’s homeless friend “Noam”.
Dave Attell Video games
Dave Attell has produced numerous games for commentary in the 2005 PlayStation 2 and Xbox game Outlaw Golf 2.
Dave Attell Movies
- Scary Movie 4 2006
- Los Enchiladas! 1999
- Dave Attel’s Insomniac 2006
- Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra 2010
- My Suicidal Sweetheart 2005
- The Office Party 2000
- Harold 2008
- Trainwreck 2015
- I Feel Pretty 2018
- Pootie Tang 2001
Dave Attell Discography
- The Best of Insomniac Uncensored (Vol. 1) – DVD, 2003
- The Best of Insomniac Uncensored (Vol. 2) – DVD, 2003
- Skanks for the Memories… – CD, 2003
- Hey, Your Mouth’s Not Pregnant! – DVD, 2006
- Dave Attell’s Insomniac Tour – DVD, 2006
- Captain Miserable – HBO DVD, 2007
- Road Work – Comedy Central Stand-Up (Direct), 2014
- Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross and Dave Attell – Netflix, 2018
Dave Attell Quotes
- What’s the two things they tell you are healthiest to eat? Chicken and fish. You know what you should do? Combine them, eat a penguin.
- You know, men and women are a lot alike in certain situations. Like when they’re both on fire – they’re exactly alike.
- Doesn’t matter what you say or do; people can always find a way to call you a dick.
- My day jobs… I knew I was bad at those, so I didn’t really have the confidence to think that I could do comedy. But I knew I hated the day jobs.
- I’m not like a performer type.
- I don’t think I’m a star or a celebrity or any thing like that.
- Yeah, I know, some people are against drunk driving, and I call those people ‘the cops.’ But you know, sometimes, you’ve just got no choice; those kids gotta get to school!
- I’m a joke comic. I tell jokes. I like writing a joke, and I like when a joke works, and I like other comics who tell jokes.
- I have an imagination because my life is so boring that my imagination lets me get off the reality of what’s going on.
- I’m a stand-up comic. Anything else I do besides that is a plus, but stand-up comedy is what I do, it’s what I’ve been doing and it’s what I’m going to keep doing.
- I never wanted to be famous.
- For a long time the people at my shows were sort of the Pantera-tattoo trucker guys, really cool dudes, but I don’t know what happened to them. That’s the crowd that I like, the ones that don’t get so offended just to be offended.
- I keep getting these people at my shows who only know me from television. I can always tell when they’re, like, emotionally flinching when I start doing my jokes.
- I don’t watch reality TV. I’m cool.
- A lot of these kids I think are more content just to be on Facebook and the computer than they are to actually go out. They just really want to get a picture to post to their buddies, and that’s about it.
- I’m not really a music guy.
- I like writing a joke, and I like when a joke works, and I like other comics who tell jokes
- Sometimes it’s hard to tell if a joke is working or not for the first couple of minutes.
- Being on the road is kind of lonely.
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