Andrew Dice Clay
American comedian, actor
Andrew Dice Clay
Andrew Dice Clay is an American comedian and actor. He played the lead role in the 1990 film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. Clay has been in several movies and has released a number of stand-up comedy albums. He is the only comedian in history to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row.
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The Razzies Are Still Waiting For Donald Trump To Pick Up His 1991 Trophy
Huffington Post - about 4 hours
Since 1981, the ragtag organization behind the Golden Raspberry Awards (aka the Razzies) have bestowed awards upon the worst “artists” in the movie industry in any given year. To get a basic sense of what this means, movies such as “Zoolander No. 2” and “Batman v Superman” lead the nominations this time around. The 2017 ceremony kicks off this weekend, ahead of the Oscars. Back in 1991, Donald Trump won a Razzie for his cameo in “Ghosts Can’t Do It,” earning the raspberry trophy for “Worst Supporting Actor.” The movie also earned the top award, “Worst Picture,” as well as “Worst Director” and “Worst Actress,” after telling the story of a man who kills himself and then tries to convince his wife to commit a murder so he can inhabit the younger man’s body (and presumably “do it” with his wife again). As might be expected, Trump never picked up this trophy. But founders John Wilson and Mo Murphy told The Huffington Post that they still have it. And it’s currently crumbling on t ...
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CNN's 'The History of Comedy' Is Funny How?
Huffington Post - 10 days
President Donald Trump derides CNN as fake news. Does that mean "The History of Comedy," an eight-part documentary series premiering on the network Thurs. Feb. 9, is fake jokes? No, this is the real deal; a deep dive into a century of one-liners, pratfalls, and social commentary; of vaudeville, burlesque and nightclubs, of stand-up, satire and silliness. As the title of the first episode, "F***ing Funny," indicates, don't expect the decorum of Ken Burns' "The Civil War," or a strict chronology for that matter. Of the first three episodes viewed, each is more about context, how we got from Lenny Bruce to Louis C.K., from Jean Carroll (forgotten today but an acknowledged inspiration to Lily Tomlin) to Sarah Silverman, and from how comedians take their life into their own hands every time they go on stage, as Larry David observes in episode three, to what Maria Bamford celebrates as "the triumph of a good joke." "It's about how comedians work, the process, and who broke b ...
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Andrew 'Dice' Clay answers his critics (1990)
CNN - 20 days
During a 1990 interview with CNN's Larry King, comedian Andrew "Dice" Clay talks about his new movie, finding stardom and fires back at critics who say his act is too vulgar.
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Andrew 'Dice' Clay answers his critics (1990)
CNN - about 1 month
During a 1990 interview with CNN's Larry King, comedian Andrew "Dice" Clay talks about his new movie, finding stardom and fires back at critics who say his act is too vulgar.
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Is Donald Trump Really Madonna In Drag?
Huffington Post - 6 months
Donald Trump's entire campaign has been a massive publicity stunt that has gotten completely out of hand. Trump's candidacy has never been more serious than Pat Paulsen's, Roseanne Barr or Stephen Colbert (As noted in my previous 'Andrew Dice Clay For Vice-President!'). The Huffington Post had it right in the first place when they initially covered him as 'Entertainment.' In the days before inane reality programming blurred the lines between satire and stupidity, Paulsen's campaign was obviously taken as a political statement about the duplicity of the Nixon administration. Colbert made it clear from the outset that he was only joking. And Roseanne Barr might have been delusional enough to think the public would accept a loud, slovenly housewife as President. But reality star, and seemingly serious businessman Donald Trump, offered a more plausible optic. Then, taking a page from Madonna's past egotistical self-promotion, playing political 'Truth or Dare' for exposure, rating's hu ...
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Is the Republican Party Still Funny?
Huffington Post - 8 months
At some point in their movie career, every comedian- in hopes of being taken more seriously as an actor- will take on a dramatic role. By starring in a challenging film void of any laughs- as Adam Sandler did in Punch-Drunk Love or Eddie Murphy did in Norbit- these talented individuals shed the "he's just a clown" label. But the Republican Party, the clown prince of politics, seems content on crapping out one Ace Ventura: Pet Detective sequel after another, collecting a fat paycheck, and turning down any screenplay of substance. "Nope. My audience doesn't want to hold hearings for the next Supreme Court justice. They only like fart jokes." I don't think that's true, though. Yes, enough drunken trolls might stumble into the theater so that your insipid movie ekes out a profit. But your true fans would like you to take chances. And even if they don't, a comedic performer cannot rest on his laurels. Or hardys. Artists- like Jim Carrey and Louie CK and Chris Rock and definitely not ...
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On Comedy: Andrew Dice Clay Returns, With at Least Two Personalities Showing
NYTimes - 11 months
On the eve of the premiere of Showtime’s “Dice,” Mr. Clay reflects on playing a character in his stand-up comedy career and what audiences thought.
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Andrew Dice Clay is flawed, fearful and much more likable in 'Dice'
LATimes - 11 months
In his hugely successful prime, Andrew Dice Clay, the leather-bound, cigarette-smoking, you-kiss-your-mother-with-that-mouth comedian, was like nails on a chalkboard to me. That there may have been some daylight between the man onstage and the man off, who has said he set out to create a comic...
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Remember Mediation? I Do
Huffington Post - over 1 year
This is an excerpt from my book, There's Been A Change of Plans, A Memoir About Divorce, Dating and Delinquents in Midlife. It is available on Amazon. The day had come for my final meeting with my beloved divorce attorney, Madison Pierce. This would be when we would sit down and go over my financial settlement, which, frankly, I was looking forward to because I had been thinking of investing in a new energy bar for dogs that I had heard about through some very hush-hush channels. Okay, it was a weird lady who owns four chihuahuas that I met in the vet's office. Also, I had decided that I would go ahead and build an outdoor kitchen and pizza oven on my lanai. I mean, just because I'm divorced doesn't mean I don't love eating pizza outside. Yes, I was definitely ready to become fiscally responsible and start a portfolio, whatever that is. So, this is how the beginning of my financial independence went down: MP: "You will be receiving an alimony check every two weeks in this amoun ...
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Hispanic Coalition Calls For SNL To Dump Trump
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Hispanic Coalition Calls For SNL To Dump Trump
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Andrew Dice Clay
  • 2015
    Age 57
    In 2015, Clay hosted The Blue Show, showcasing some of his favorite blue comics, which was released on Showtime.
    More Details Hide Details Clay will compete with his wife in upcoming Fox reality cooking series My Kitchen Rules. Clay has been opposed by women's rights groups and has been banned from many radio and television shows for his explicit language and sexist humor. MTV banned him, initially for life, for reciting what he called "adult nursery rhymes" during the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. The ban was lifted in 2011. In 1990, Clay was invited to guest host the weekly comedy TV show Saturday Night Live. Cast member Nora Dunn declared her refusal to appear on the same broadcast as Clay and did not participate in the episode of his guest appearance. Invited musical guest Sinéad O'Connor also boycotted Clay's appearance on Saturday Night Live.
  • 2014
    Age 56
    In November 2014, Clay released his book The Filthy Truth.
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  • 2013
    Age 55
    In July 2013, Clay signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster for a memoir to be co-authored with David Ritz.
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    Clay appeared with Cate Blanchett in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, which opened on July 26, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details In an interview with Good Day L.A., Clay stated that, as he had not been in a movie in twelve years, "It was a thrill to do something dramatic, something I've always wanted to do." His performance was critically praised.
    In May 2013, Clay started a weekly podcast: Rollin' with Dice and Wheels.
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  • 2012
    Age 54
    In December 2012, Clay had a stand-up comedy special on Showtime entitled Indestructible.
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    In May 2012, Clay appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast and also did a set at The Bamboozle festival in Asbury Park.
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  • 2011
    Age 53
    In 2011, Clay placed number 14 in Complex Magazines "The 15 Worst Stand-Up Comedians".
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    He also appeared in an episode of Raising Hope as himself which aired on November 29, 2011.
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    In July 2011, Clay was featured in the eighth and final season of Entourage as Johnny Drama's co-star in the fictional program Johnny's Bananas.
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  • 2010
    Age 52
    Clay married Valerie Vasquez in Las Vegas on February 14, 2010, and separated in Los Angeles a little over 4 years later on March 18, 2014, announcing the following month they were divorcing but maintaining a relationship.
    More Details Hide Details One of his sons, Max, has since followed his father into stand-up comedy, and occasionally opens for him on tour. Clay was a known chain smoker of Marlboro Light cigarettes, sometimes smoking two packs or more a day and also chain smoking during his stand up comedy performances. During stand up shows he utilizes a glass of water as an ashtray.
  • 2007
    Age 49
    In 2007, he attempted a comeback with the reality TV series Dice: Undisputed on VH1, which lasted seven episodes.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared as a part of NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice 2 and was the first celebrity to be fired, after he openly entertained the idea of quitting while in Donald Trump's presence. On The Howard Stern Show, Silverstein stated that the show was edited to exclude situations where Trump treated Clay poorly based on his comic treatment of women rather than his accomplishments. Throughout the season, each celebrity was raising money for a charity of their choice; Clay had selected StandUp For Kids.
  • 2005
    Age 47
    In 2005, Clay signed a deal with Sirius to produce and broadcast his own show, Out of the Cage.
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  • 2000
    Age 42
    To coincide with the release of 2000's Face Down, Ass Up, Opie and Anthony teamed up with Clay to allow him to perform at Madison Square Garden.
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    In 2000, Clay released I'm Over Here Now and Banned for Life.
    More Details Hide Details Starts Gym in 2001.(?)
  • 1998
    Age 40
    In 1998, Clay released the triple-live album Filth via the Internet.
    More Details Hide Details Soon afterward, Clay aligned himself with New York City–based talk program The Opie and Anthony Show.
  • 1995
    Age 37
    In 1995, Clay released an HBO special Assume the Position.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, he signed a development deal with CBS and producer Bruce Helford, resulting in his starring role on the sitcom Bless This House.
  • 1992
    Age 34
    He married Kathleen "Trini" Monica, a waitress, in 1992, with whom he divorced in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details He and Monica had two sons, Maxwell Lee and Dillon Scott. The name Dillon sometimes appears in print as Dylan.
  • 1990
    Age 32
    It was there that he met his agent Dennis Arfa, which led to his first HBO special, and ultimately his starring role in the 1990 film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.
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  • 1988
    Age 30
    His big break came in 1988 when he did a seven-minute set at Dangerfield's during the Rodney Dangerfield special "Nothing Goes Right."
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  • 1986
    Age 28
    He had a regular role on Crime Story from 1986 to 1988.
    More Details Hide Details He eventually turned from acting to pursue a career in stand-up comedy, focusing on the character "Dice" from Making the Grade.
  • 1984
    Age 26
    Clay was married to Kathy Swanson from 1984 until their divorce in 1986.
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  • 1980
    Age 22
    In 1980, he moved to Los Angeles, where he was "adopted" by Mitzi Shore, owner of the famed Comedy Store.
    More Details Hide Details His work at the Store led to sitcom appearances on M*A*S*H and Diff'rent Strokes. He later landed roles in movies such as Making the Grade (1984), Pretty in Pink (1986) and Casual Sex? (1988).
  • 1978
    Age 20
    In 1978, he auditioned at Pips, a local comedy club in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, doing comedic impressions, then headlined there the following week as "Andrew Clay."
    More Details Hide Details His act at the time included an impression of John Travolta in Grease and Jerry Lewis as The Nutty Professor. He did a character called "the dice man" that was wildly popular that was based on Buddy Love. Clay eventually became this character full-time in his act. Clay graduated to the major Manhattan comedy clubs, including Budd Friedman's The Improv, Catch a Rising Star and Dangerfield's.
  • 1957
    Born on September 29, 1957.
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