Dane Cook
American actor and comedian
Dane Cook
Dane Jeffrey Cook is an American stand-up comedian and film actor. He has released five comedy albums: Harmful If Swallowed; Retaliation; Vicious Circle; Rough Around The Edges: Live From Madison Square Garden; and Isolated Incident. In 2006, Retaliation became the highest charting comedy album in 28 years and went platinum.
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Celebrities React To News Of Alan Thicke's Untimely Death
Huffington Post - 2 months
Alan Thicke, beloved TV actor and star of “Growing Pains,” died on Tuesday after reportedly suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his son Carter. He was 69.  Thicke’s agent, Tracy Mapes, confirmed his death to The Huffington Post. “He was charming, witty, talented, an icon,” Mapes said in a statement. “I was so blessed to have him in my life. Today is a very sad day.” Celebrities who knew and loved Alan took to Twitter to remember the actor and share their condolences.  His former daughter-in-law, Paula Patton, who was married to his son Robin Thicke, shared a quote attributed to Mother Teresa shortly after the news broke:  ❤️ pic.twitter.com/g0fknOd1JR — Paula Patton (@PaulaPattonXO) December 14, 2016 See more celebrity remembrances below:  I'm sad beyond words that Alan Thicke has passed away. I've known you since I was 8 years old… https://t.co/GLXSTK1nd7 — Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) December 14, 2016 ...
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Comedians Tell Us Where They Stand On The Divisive Cargo Shorts Debate
Huffington Post - 5 months
Comedians make their living discussing their opinions onstage, but one topic has gone largely undiscussed. Nope, not that. Or that. Let me help you: it’s cargo shorts. HuffPost Comedy reached out to comedians and comedy writers across the industry to find out which pocket of the cargo short they fall into. (Sorry.)   Judd Apatow “Sometimes, when I am walking through a mall, I will see a middle-aged man with a huge belly wearing white sweat socks and cargo shorts and I think, ‘Oh God, he looks awful and I look exactly like him.’ Then I think about other ways I could dress. Should I go Eurotrash? Preppy? Tennis wear? Tom Wolfe white suits and hat? Nothing makes sense. So I have committed to dressing like a 14-year-old boy forever. Cargo shorts are comfortable, adjustable and adorable. Concert T-shirts and T-shirts from my movies are always in style. White socks help me if I get active. Now that I think about it ― my look is classic. It rocks! Who cares if women, chil ...
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Join HuffPost Comedy For 'Cargo Shorts Awareness Half-Week' #YesCargo
Huffington Post - 5 months
With so many injustices in the world, it’s easy for the powerless to fall through the cracks. Few are more vulnerable to judgment than those in the cargo short community. Pocket aficionados find themselves ridiculed for their interest in these storage wearables, and it’s time this intolerance came to an end. It’s with great excitement that we announce the first and last annual Cargo Shorts Awareness Half-week. An abbreviated week for an abbreviated garb. Also, we just couldn’t get the funding. Starting Sept. 19th, HuffPost Comedy and The Other Stuff will be spearheading an initiative to raise awareness about the issues surrounding our excessively pocketed brothers and sisters. Join us for PSAs, testimonials from comedians like Judd Apatow, Dane Cook and Jen Kirkman, and a look at what the future holds for the wearers of cargo shorts. They carry so much. But who’s going to carry them? -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington P ...
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Join HuffPost Comedy For 'Cargo Shorts Awareness Half-Week' #YesCargo
Huffington Post - 5 months
With so many injustices in the world, it’s easy for the powerless to fall through the cracks. Few are more vulnerable to judgment than those in the cargo short community. Pocket aficionados find themselves ridiculed for their interest in these storage wearables, and it’s time this intolerance came to an end. It’s with great excitement that we announce the first and last annual Cargo Shorts Awareness Half-week. An abbreviated week for an abbreviated garb. Also, we just couldn’t get the funding. Starting Sept. 19th, HuffPost Comedy and The Other Stuff will be spearheading an initiative to raise awareness about the issues surrounding our excessively pocketed brothers and sisters. Join us for PSAs, testimonials from comedians like Judd Apatow, Dane Cook and Jen Kirkman, and a look at what the future holds for the wearers of cargo shorts. They carry so much. But who’s going to carry them? -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington P ...
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Celebrities Pay Tribute To Gene Wilder With Touching Notes On Social Media
Huffington Post - 6 months
Following the news of Gene Wilder’s death, celebrities came together online Monday to remember the late star.  Harry Connick Jr., Mel Brooks and Tony Goldwyn, among many others, took to Twitter to share touching notes about the screen icon, best known for his role as Willy Wonka in 1971’s “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” and his work in Mel Brooks comedies like “Blazing Saddles.”  Gene Wilder-One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship. — Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) August 29, 2016 so sad to learn of the passing of my good friend, gene wilder... such an incredible man... i'll miss you ❤️ — Harry Connick Jr (@HarryConnickJR) August 29, 2016 Young Frankenstein, Silver Streak, Willy Wonka, Blazing Saddles, Stir Crazy: Gene Wilder, you were my youth! RIP ❤️ pic.twitter.com/zK0v4d70gh — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 29, 2016 Gene W ...
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Dane Cook Will Buy Your Hamburger
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It's five pm on a Tuesday night, and my friend's in town for a visit. We've seen it all: Superman doing Thriller on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Lisa Vanderpump ruling the dining floor at her bedazzled West Hollywood lounge, and some minor celebrities drinking overpriced New Orleans iced coffees at Blue Bottle. We've even tasted the $30 lobster tacos at Paradise Cove (side note: get the pineapple margarita). So, on her last night, it was time for something special: Dane Cook's $5 comedy show at the Hollywood Improv! The only thing I really knew about him was that he was once accused of plagiarism, and my younger brothers loved him. We showed up at the Improv and were presented with a plastic laminate menu, announcing our expected two-drink minimum. Our first round, a borderline inappropriate concoction made of rum, vodka, gin and tequila, set us back almost as much as the lobster tacos. Then, we settled into the show. The opening performances, spearheaded by young performers and book ...
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Dane Cook reportedly banned from The Laugh Factory
USA Today - almost 2 years
Entertainment Tonight is reporting Dane Cook has been permanently banned from the Laugh Factory in Hollywood after vulgar, aggressive behavior towards the staff. Morgan Manousos (@MorganManousos) explains.          
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11 Classic Robots We'd Like to See in a Buddy Cop Drama Like <i>Almost Human</i>
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Robromance." Look it up. It's a thing -- or, it's about to be, after the premiere of futuristic buddy cop drama Almost Human on November 17th. Once again, we'll all get enjoy that special bond between man and machine, a bond that's been lovingly described time and again throughout the annals of our race. From Rosie's maternal affection for Elroy Jetson to Tom Haverford's enthusiasm for his for DJ Roomba, robromance comes in all shapes, sizes, and software updates. Because we love robots so much, we wanted to give our favorites the chance to star in a police procedural all their own. Here are 11 brand-new TV shows, imagined for all of our fellow A.I. enthusiasts out there. And if any real robots are listening... bleep blop blorp. 1. Vicki from Small Wonder From David Simon, creator of the classic gritty crime drama, The Wire, comes the latest glimpse into the life of the inner-city police beat. Set in a troubled Detroit high school, V.I.C.E. tells the story of Officer Johnny 'S ...
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'SNL' Scorecard: Edward Norton Didn't Let Miley Cyrus Ruin His Show
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Edward Norton becomes the second "Moonrise Kingdom" cast member in a row who is not actively promoting anything to host "Saturday Night Live." (Which, yes, was not lost on "SNL," considering their brilliant Wes Anderson short.) And, hey, look at Norton up there: Charming his way through "SNL." Norton, infamously, has a reputation of being, let's say, intense. Certainly a perfectionist, but last night, he went with the flow and the cast responded. Norton hosted what is, at this stage in the game, the best "SNL" of the season. Of course, we're only four shows into what has been a bit of a rocky start, but this new cast does show improvement every week (yes, even with Miley Cyrus showing up for absolutely no reason whatsoever). Join me, if you will, as we venture into a mildly optimistic Scorecard... Sketch of the Night "New Horror Trailer" (Edward Norton, Noel Wells, Jay Pharoah, Nasim Pedrad, Kate McKinnon, John Milhiser, Ensemble) I don't know what to add to this other than, as ...
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Getting Weird With <i>God Hates Astronauts</i> Creator Ryan Browne
Huffington Post - over 3 years
God Hates Astronauts is probably one of the weirdest comic books I've ever read. I mean that in the most endearing way possible. The purest definition of a labor of love for Ryan Browne, creator of God Hates Astronauts. It's an insanely weird and hilarious story with a huge cast of bizarre characters and is full of laugh out loud moments. It's packed with gorgeous art and a comedic sensibility that is oh so rare among comics these days. You can grab a copy here. http://www.etsy.com/shop/GodHatesAstronauts?ref=pr_shop_more All Images Courtesy of Ryan Browne God Hates Astronauts was launched as a web-comic over six years ago. Browne struggled with self-publishing it and even at one point considered abandoning the series. Some time passed and after landing art duties on some books with Image Comics he was able to get his name out there more. He launched a Kickstarter fundraiser page in which he originally asked for $15,000 to collect God Hates Astronauts into a hardcover book and ...
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After four-year hiatus, comedian Dane Cook returns to the road
LATimes - over 3 years
Two years ago, Dane Cook told me he was quitting stand-up comedy.
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Latest from the Mall
Fox News - over 3 years
Subject: Pool report 2   As POTUS began to speak several folks near the pool in the crowd stood up to have their picture taken with Mr Obama in the background For those who have asked, rain has been sporadic– fairly heavy times, only light drizzle at others. Nothing right now. Pool will move as soon as POTUS finishes speaking Dave Cook CS Monitor The post Latest from the Mall appeared first on Gretawire.
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Hulu.com: 'The Dahk Knight': Recasting Batman with Beantown's Finest
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Since the news broke on Thursday that Ben Affleck is the newest Batman, the web has been a veritable guano storm of Batfleck backlash -- so much so that dissing the casting is already cliché. Why not look on the bright side? If the new Batman has one thing going for him, it's Ben Affleck's Boston roots. Think about it. What could possibly be more powerful than a superhero weaned on Legal Seafood clam chowder and Dunkin' Donuts dark roast? With driving skills honed on the mean streets of Boston, we already know for a fact that our superhero can handle the Batmobile, "no prawb-lum chief." Just wait until you see the scene where he flips an illegal U-turn on Commonwealth Ave while screaming "Yankees suck!" at random passersby and stops short just in time to make way for a few baby ducklings crossing the street. There's no doubt about it. The Bostonian Batman is straight up "hawd coo-ah." We've decided that not only are we embracing the idea of Affleck as Batman, we're t ...
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
This week: David Bowie! Andrei Tarkovsky! Indiana Jones! 2 Guns Here's Denzel Washington in action-hero mode, and Mark Wahlberg in funny-dopey sidekick mode, and Edward James Olmos deliciously slumming his way through a role as a Mexican drug kingpin named Papi, and Bill "Knuckles" Paxton showing up in a few scenes making crazy eyes. There are some cool car chases, a bunch of shooting, a bank robbery, and plenty of quipping. This is all 100 percent fine. But for a B movie that revels in being empty-headed, 2 Guns still comes up a little empty-handed. Even the title smacks of laziness, but it's the absolutely ludicrous plot that hobbles what could have been a fun, thoughtless, chewy genre exercise. NED LANNAMANN Various Theaters. 20 Feet From Stardom A documentary that turns the spotlight away from the biggest music stars of the last 60 years and onto their backup singers. These singers—often women, mostly black—are responsible f ...
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3-D 'Planes': Dull, dull, dull - Philly.com
Google News - over 3 years
Philly.com 3-D 'Planes': Dull, dull, dull Philly.com YOU'RE GOING to leave "Planes" wishing the title referred to something comparatively thrilling, like geometry. Instead, it's Disney's airborne knock-off of "Cars 2," a drab follow-your-dreams yarn about a crop-dusting airplane (voice of Dane Cook) who wants ... Disney's 'Planes' never takes offBoston Herald Review: 'Planes' stays grounded while it might have soaredLos Angeles Times 'Disney's Planes' Follows in the Footsteps of 'Cars'New York Times (blog) USA TODAY -Salt Lake Tribune -New York Daily News all 173 news articles »
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dane Cook
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 42
    In 2015, Cook will star in the film 400 Days with Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, and Ben Feldman.
    More Details Hide Details The film is directed by Matt Osterman and is executive produced by Cook himself. On November 18, 2010, it was announced that both Cook and Josh Hamilton would be starring in Neil LaBute's 2011 Broadway production of Fat Pig. However, before the show began it was postponed for financial reasons, with intent to reschedule it for the 2011-12 season instead. In October 2005, during an interview with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, actress Charlize Theron leaned forward and allowed Cook to kiss her backside. In May 2012, it was announced that Cook would be starring in the new NBC comedy Next Caller. On October 12, 2012 the show was canceled prior to its airing despite having already filmed four out of six episodes. Cook co-wrote and performed the song "Ruthie Pigface Draper" for the Dan In Real Life film with Norbert Leo Butz.
  • 2014
    Age 41
    He reprised his role as Dusty in the 2014 sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue.
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  • 2013
    Age 40
    In 2013, Cook voiced the character of Dusty Crophopper in the animated film, Planes, a spin-off of Pixar's Cars franchise.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 39
    In an interview in 2012, Louis C.K. defended Cook, saying "I don’t think he stole from me knowingly...
    More Details Hide Details I think he sort of got some of my jokes in his head and got sloppy. He's a good guy and not capable of maleficence." Cook began with small film roles in the late 1990s, including Mystery Men as "The Waffler," and opposite Dennis Rodman in 1999's Simon Sez. In 2006, Cook starred in his first leading role as the slacker box boy Zack Bradley in Employee of the Month, which co-starred Jessica Simpson and Dax Shepard. Poorly received by critics, the film made a modest $30 million against a $12 million budget. In June 2007, Cook co-starred in his first dramatic role as the devious photographer "Mr. Smith" in Mr. Brooks, which starred Kevin Costner. The film debuted at #4 at the box office. The film grossed $10,017,067 in the opening weekend. In September 2007, Cook starred as dentist Charlie Logan in Good Luck Chuck, which co-starred Jessica Alba and Dan Fogler. The film was the second-highest-grossing film (#1 Comedy) at the U.S. box office in its opening weekend, grossing $13.6 million in 2,612 theaters. The film went on to have a total box office tally of approximately $35 million U.S. and $24 million foreign. It was received very poorly by critics. A month later, Cook co-starred as Mitch Burns in Dan In Real Life, which starred Steve Carell. The film grossed $11.8 million in 1,921 theaters its opening weekend, ranking #2 at the box office.
    In 2012, Cook caused a minor controversy when a joke he made in a comedy club about the 2012 Aurora shooting was recorded and made the news headlines. "So I heard that the guy came into the theater about 25 minutes into the movie.
    More Details Hide Details And I don’t know if you’ve seen the movie, but the movie is pretty much a piece of crap… Yeah, spoiler alert. And I know that if none of that would have happened, I’m pretty sure that somebody in that theater, about 25 minutes in, realizing it was a piece of crap, probably was like, ‘Ugh f—king shoot me.’" He later took to Twitter to apologize, "I am devastated by the recent tragedy in Colorado & did not mean to make light of what happened. I made a bad judgment call with my material last night & regret making a joke at such a sensitive time. My heart goes out to all of the families & friends of the victims" In 2014, Cook had his special Troublemaker air on Showtime. Cook's style is principally "long-form storytelling" and "multipurpose phrases". Cook says his onstage persona is a combination of the personalities of his mom, Donna, and his dad, George. "My mother is like a Looney Tunes cartoon. She's wiggly... She has the ability to tongue in cheek a lot, and do it in a way where she's being physical. My dad is the polar opposite. He always had a little 'what the fuck' in his voice. Even if he knew nothing about what he was talking about, he could sell it. So I looked at these two extremely funny people and created a style of comedy from absorbing their actions."
  • 2011
    Age 38
    In 2011, Cook played himself in an episode of Louie, scripted by C.K., centering on a fictional encounter between the two comics during which they discuss the controversy.
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  • 2009
    Age 36
    He released the DVD version of Isolated Incident in November 2009.
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    He kicked off that tour at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, on April 25, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details This album will be the last as part of Cook's four record deal with Comedy Central Records. The new album was performed at The Laugh Factory in Hollywood, which is considered to be Cook's home base, where he goes and works on new material.
    He finished his fourth album, Isolated Incident; a performance which aired on Comedy Central on May 17, 2009, with the release of the record following two days later.
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  • 2008
    Age 35
    From May 23, 2008 to May 25, 2008, Cook reunited with Robert Kelly and Al Del Bene for three shows at The Coliseum in Caesars Palace.
    More Details Hide Details From May 29-June 4, 2008 the trio went to Iraq to perform for the troops. Del Bene was the Emcee, Kelly was the Feature, and Cook was the Headliner.
    On January 1, 2008, Cook later broke Chapelle's record, by performing on stage for seven hours.
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  • 2007
    Age 34
    The following day, November 13, 2007, he released his third CD/DVD entitled Rough Around The Edges, which was filmed live at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details During that time, he embarked on his first arena tour.
    On November 12, 2007, Cook became the second comic to sell out Madison Square Garden.
    More Details Hide Details He did two sold out shows in one night. The show was filmed and would later be put onto a DVD to be sold on Cook's third comedy album. Cook won the Big Entertainer Award at the VH1 Big in '06 Awards, and Rolling Stone magazine's Hot Comic of the Year.
    A 2007 article in Radar magazine about joke theft included Rogan's allegations, as well as the allegations of an anonymous "veteran comic" who accused Cook of appropriating one of that comic's "very physical routines," despite a direct request by the comedian that Cook stop using the routine in question.
    More Details Hide Details The piece also noted widespread Internet discussion of the similarity between the bits "Struck by a Vehicle," "Itchy Asshole," and "My Son Optimus Prime," from Cook's 2005 album Retaliation, and the bits "Guy on a Bike," "Itchy Asshole," and "Kid's Names," from comic Louis C.K.'s 2001 album Live in Houston.
    On April 10, 2007, Cook broke The Laugh Factory's endurance record (previously held by Richard Pryor) by performing on stage for three hours and 50 minutes.
    More Details Hide Details Dave Chappelle would break the record five days later.
  • 2006
    Age 33
    In 2006, Cook headlined for Dave Attell's Insomniac Tour and hosted the 2006 Teen Choice Awards alongside Jessica Simpson.
    More Details Hide Details The following year he won the award for Best Comedian.
  • 2005
    Age 32
    On December 3, 2005, Cook hosted Saturday Night Live (SNL).
    More Details Hide Details He would then go on to host the premiere of season 32 of SNL a year later.
    On April 15, 2005, Cook performed his first HBO Special entitled Vicious Circle.
    More Details Hide Details Vicious Circle was filmed "in the round" at the TD Garden. The same year, Cook shot two pilot episodes for his own sitcom, Cooked. The sitcom never got picked up and the two pilot episodes were later released on DVD as the Lost Pilot Episodes. That same year, he embarked on a 30-day, 20-show college tour called Tourgasm with his longtime friends Robert Kelly, Gary Gulman, and Jay Davis. The tour was filmed and was later made into a 9-episode documentary on HBO.
    He released his second CD/DVD in 2005, entitled Retaliation.
    More Details Hide Details This album went double platinum and made Cook the first comic in 29 years to have an album at #4 on the Billboard charts. He performed at the MTV Video Music Awards, and then afterwards he joined Snoop Dogg in presenting the award for Best New Artist.
  • 2003
    Age 30
    In 2003, Cook released his first CD/DVD, Harmful If Swallowed.
    More Details Hide Details He signed a contract with Comedy Central Records. The album is certified platinum.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 27
    In 2000, Cook did a half-hour special on Comedy Central Presents.
    More Details Hide Details Since then his special has won the Comedy Central Stand-up showdown twice in a row.
  • 1998
    Age 25
    His big break came in 1998 when he appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend.
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  • 1994
    Age 21
    In 1994, Cook moved to New York City and began performing.
    More Details Hide Details Two years later, he moved to Los Angeles, where he still lives today.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1992
    Age 19
    On October 30, 1992, Cook and a group of local emerging improv/sketch comedians were scheduled to appear at the Boston Garden as part of local radio station WBCN's "Rock of Boston" music concert.
    More Details Hide Details Although they anticipated appearing earlier in the lineup, they were scheduled to perform between popular band Spin Doctors and the final headline act Phish, making them somewhat nervous but determined to do well. Moments after they took the stage however, the crowd, neither expecting nor appreciating a comedy act at this late stage in the evening's program and impatient for Phish to go on, expressed their displeasure by throwing their shoes at the stage. Robert Kelly, also on stage as a member of the comedy group, pleaded with the audience to settle down and let them perform their act; the crowd instead escalated to throwing lighters. Sustaining minor injuries, Cook and the comedy group left the stage. Cook described the incident – as well as how dejected he felt and his resulting determination to someday return to the Boston Garden and perform successfully someday – as part of a web series for The Tonight Show entitled "Worst I Ever Bombed".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born on March 18, 1972.
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