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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James Woods Goes After Anderson Cooper With Homophobic 'Butt Plug' Tweet
Huffington Post - 9 months
While much of the internet was celebrating Anderson Cooper responding to a statement made by Kellyanne Conway with a massive eye roll on Tuesday, one famous person had a very different reaction. James Woods sent a decidedly homophobic tweet on Thursday attributing Cooper’s theatrical response to Conway to the CNN anchor’s “butt plug dislodg[ing] during a newscast.” As his butt plug dislodges during a newscast... #andersoncoopereyeroll pic.twitter.com/AS6RCbjZdB — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 12, 2017 The senior Trump adviser appeared on Cooper’s show to talk about President Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey. At one point during the interview, Cooper and Conway got into a heated discussion about Trump’s actions during his campaign versus his actions as president.  After Cooper played clips of several of Trump’s campaign speeches, including one from Michigan in October 2016, Conway responded, “Thanks for the trip down memory lane. You’re con...
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The Razzies Are Still Waiting For Donald Trump To Pick Up His 1991 Trophy
Huffington Post - 12 months
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 ...
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CNN's 'The History of Comedy' Is Funny How?
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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 ...
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Andrew 'Dice' Clay answers his critics (1990)
CNN - about 1 year
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 year
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 - over 1 year
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 h...
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Is the Republican Party Still Funny?
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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 - almost 2 years
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 - almost 2 years
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 2 years
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 amou...
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Hispanic Coalition Calls For SNL To Dump Trump
Huffington Post - over 2 years
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Hispanic Coalition Calls For SNL To Dump Trump
Huffington Post - over 2 years
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Andrew Dice Clay
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 57
    In 2015, Clay hosted The Blue Show, showcasing some of his favorite blue comics, which was released on Showtime.
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  • 2014
    Age 56
    In November 2014, Clay released his book The Filthy Truth.
  • 2013
    Age 55
    In July 2013, Clay signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster for a memoir to be co-authored with David Ritz.
    Clay appeared with Cate Blanchett in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, which opened on July 26, 2013.
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    In May 2013, Clay started a weekly podcast: Rollin' with Dice and Wheels.
  • 2012
    Age 54
    In December 2012, Clay had a stand-up comedy special on Showtime entitled Indestructible.
    In May 2012, Clay appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast and also did a set at The Bamboozle festival in Asbury Park.
  • 2011
    Age 53
    In 2011, Clay placed number 14 in Complex Magazines "The 15 Worst Stand-Up Comedians".
    He also appeared in an episode of Raising Hope as himself which aired on November 29, 2011.
    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.
  • 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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 49
    In 2007, he attempted a comeback with the reality TV series Dice: Undisputed on VH1, which lasted seven episodes.
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  • 2005
    Age 47
    In 2005, Clay signed a deal with Sirius to produce and broadcast his own show, Out of the Cage.
  • 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.
    In 2000, Clay released I'm Over Here Now and Banned for Life.
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  • 1998
    Age 40
    In 1998, Clay released the triple-live album Filth via the Internet.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 37
    In 1995, Clay released an HBO special Assume the Position.
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  • 1992
    Age 34
    He married Kathleen "Trini" Monica, a waitress, in 1992, with whom he divorced in 2002.
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  • 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.
  • 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."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1986
    Age 28
    He had a regular role on Crime Story from 1986 to 1988.
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  • 1984
    Age 26
    Clay was married to Kathy Swanson from 1984 until their divorce in 1986.
  • 1980
    Age 22
    In 1980, he moved to Los Angeles, where he was "adopted" by Mitzi Shore, owner of the famed Comedy Store.
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  • 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."
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Born on September 29, 1957.
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