About Dave Attell
Dave Attell was named one of the "25 Funniest People in America" by Entertainment Weekly Magazine. His caustic wit, rapid-fire delivery and his choice of material that can best be described as "very adult" has earned him the reputation as a "comic''s comic." But if you ask Attell, he''d say, "I''m just trying to get some laughs and sell some drinks."
In 2001, Attell used this love of booze and laughter to create and host the hit series, "Insomniac with Dave Attell" for Comedy Central. A travelogue show in which Attell goes from city to city looking for late-night fun, The New York Times called the program "a doubly rare beast, a comedy without rancor and a travel show about the virtues of the American underdog." To Attell, the Insomniac show is more of a cross between "Girls Gone Wild" and "Cops."
After four seasons of "Insomniac," Attell taped several hour-long "Insomniac" specials overseas in Japan, Germany, England and Brazil. Once back in the States, he headed out on a thirty-five city theater tour ending in Vegas, where he hosted a two-hour special for Comedy Central featuring Sean Rouse, Greg Giraldo and Dane Cook, some of the biggest comics in the country.
Dave Attell has made numerous appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Night with Conan O''Brien," "The Howard Stern Show," "Later with Carson Daly" and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." He also appeared in Chris Rock''s cult film "Pootie Tang." Other television credits include FOX''s "Arrested Development," NBC''s "Ed," Comedy Central''s "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn," and his own half-hour stand-up special, "Comedy Central Presents Dave Attell."
Currently, Dave has a new show, taking us back to the "Golden Ages" of adult movie-making--the 70''s & early 80''s--with Dave''s Old Porn. Armed with a pile of retro porn VHS tapes, Attell and someone of today''s best comics (Bill Burr, Chelsea Handler, Greg Fitzsimmons, Jim Norton, Margaret Cho) will provide play-by-play commentary (Mystery Science 3000 style) while watching classic adult films.