Dave Attell

Born Jan 18, 1965

Dave Attell is an American stand-up comedian and the host of Comedy Central's Insomniac with Dave Attell and The Gong Show with Dave Attell.

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    Louis C.K. Reminisces With Jon Stewart About The $5,000 He Gave Him For 'tomorrow Night'
    Huffington Post - Jan 29, 2014
  • Dave Attell Lands Uncensored Series, Stand Up Special With Comedy Central
    Yahoo News - Aug 22, 2013
  • Carol Hartsell: Sorry, Hecklers, You Are Ruining It For Everyone
    Huffington Post - Jan 07, 2013
  • Dave Attell Dishes On Why He Loves Late '70s, Early '80s Porn
    Huffington Post - Nov 29, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Dave Attell.


1965 Birth Born on January 18, 1965.


1987 22 Years Old After graduating from New York University in 1987 with a degree in communications, Attell worked menial jobs during the day and put in his time at comedy clubs at night. … Read More
1988 23 Years Old Attell's 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. … Read More
1993 28 Years Old Perhaps his biggest break was achieved on November 23, 1993, when he made his first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. … Read More


In 1995, Attell was featured on two HBO specials: alongside up-and-comers Louis C.K., Anthony Clark, Eric Tunney and Dave Chappelle.
1999 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999 the network issued Attell an installment in their Comedy Central Presents series.
2003 38 Years Old In 2003, Attell began appearing semi-regularly on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. … Read More


2007 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, Attell appeared in the Michael Addis film, Heckler.
In May 2008, Attell announced a casting call on his MySpace page for Comedy Central's relaunch of The Gong Show. … Read More
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In 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.
2011 46 Years Old Attell returned to television on Showtime beginning October 20, 2011 in Dave's Old Porn, a TV series in which Attell views and jokes about retro 70's/80's pornographic movies with different guest comedians. … Read More
2014 49 Years Old In April 2014, Comedy Central premiered Comedy Underground with Dave Attell. … Read More
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