Controversial – Comedian Dane Cook
As a kid, comedian Dane Cook loved to make his family laugh. He would often re-interpret his idols Bill Cosby, Johnny Carson, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Bob Newhart, until he made his own fame.
From Arlington/ Boston Massachusetts, comedian Dane Cook left his Burger King job for Los Angeles. He started doing stand-ups in 1990 however implied that he didn’t become a comedian until 1995. By this time he was performing almost every single night including at The Laugh Factory in LA. In the same year also, actor Dane Cook made his first TV-debut in ABC’s Maybe This Time. He would later appear in 15 films, perform in his own HBO special Vicious Circle (his “BIG secret at Boston’s TD Banknorth Garden on April 15, 2006 where the stage was impressed with his “Su-Fi” hand gesture), and later star in his 2006 comedy Employee of the Month co-starring Jessica Simpson and Dax Shepard. His first appearance in a major motion-picture was for the movie Mystery Men (1999) playing “The Waffler” hero. The same year he also starred in a straight-to-video film Simon Sez where he played Dennis Rodman’s partner Nick Miranda. 2003, he released 8 Guys which he wrote, directed and starred in. 2005, he was a cook for Waiting…Actor-comedian Dane Cook is currently filming a psychological thriller with Kevin Costner entitled Mr. Brooks.
As a comedian, Dane Cook was featured on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and Comics Come Home plus a half-hour feature on Comedy Central Presents. In 2000-2003, he was featured as the voice of three puppets on Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers. 2003, he released his first comedy album Harmful If Swallowed. 2005 was a busy year. He released his second full-length album Retaliation debuting in #4 on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart, and which went double-platinum and became the best-selling comedy album in twenty-eight years. Also in 2005, comedian Dane Cook launched his Tourgasm. And more public appearances – MTV-VMA, 3 sold-outs at Madison Square Garden, Jimmy Kimmel Live with Katie Holmes, The Tonight Show with Charlize Theron, Dave Attell’s Insomniac Tour, a longest monologue of Saturday Night Live (one of the highest-rated SNL’s however Entertainment Weekly named 4th Worst Show of The Year). 2005 also he started his own albums and videos company called SUper-FInger Entertainment. Currently he finished his own TV-pilot Cooked.
What the critiques say? – Retaliation’s unoriginal similarity with Louis CK’s; “where are the *ucking jokes” style (Rolling Stones); eccentric Tourgasm to “Boregasm” HBO ‘bad TV’; and “[Other comedians can’t stand this poor guy.” (Jim Breuer- comedian and host of a Sirius Satellite Radio show). At a 2005 interview with Entertainment Weekly, comedian Dave Cook stated he “never walked toward a stage and felt heavy – ever. Even in bad places, [he] always learned something.”
The observational talkative with his own vocabularies is named by Time magazine as of one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2006. He has a million ‘friends’ in MySpace and spends thousands of dollars for his website.