Checking in on the Big Show Star Phone this morning was one of the most successful, controversial and outrageous comics of our time — Mr Andrew Dice Clay!
For those who just landed on this planet, a little backstory on Dice: He’s originally from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn; he played the lead role in the 1990 film “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane”; he
became the very first stand up comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden for two nights in a row back in 1990; in 1978, he auditioned at Pips, a local comedy club in Sheepshead Bay, doing comedic impressions, then headlined there the following week as “Andrew Clay.”
His act at the time included an impression of John Travolta in Grease and Jerry Lewis as The Nutty Professor. He also did a character called “the dice man” based on Buddy Love that was so popular that Clay eventually became this character full-time in his act.
These days, when not making short but memorable appearances on HBO’s new series, VINYL, he’s doing his own thing on Showtime, with his latest project, DICE.
Listen to the full interview below!
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Dice is also part of the Monster Energy Outbreak Comedy Tour which will be at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, NJ on May 14th, the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ on May 20th and the Paramount in Huntington, NY on May 21st and 22nd – get tickets at LiveNation.com.
—Shannon in the Morning/WCBS-FM