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  Dave Attell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dave Attell (born January 18, 1965) is a popular stand-up comedian and host of Comedy Central's Insomniac with Dave Attell.
In 1995, Attell was featured on two HBO specials: Alongside up-and-comers Louis C.K. Anthony Clark, Eric Tunney and Dave Chappelle, he was a featured performer on the 1995 Young Comedians Special, hosted by Garry Shandling; and he was also given his own 60-minute special on the channel's "HBO Comedy Showcase".
Dave Attell's Insomniac Tour was a tour that travelled across the country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dave_Attell   (1393 words)

 The Comical: Interview with Dave Attell
Dave: I fought the struggle, of course, of being unfunny in a business where you have to be funny.
Dave: You won't get on network television unless you have clean material; so no matter whether you've been doing this for 50 years or five minutes, you've got to have the clean jokes to get on Letterman or something like that.
Dave: It's just a basic cable show, no genius thing, but it was good for me to have people see me as a comic and to come down to see me do shows.
www.thecomical.com /features/dave_attell_interview.html   (1046 words)

 Insomniac with Dave Attell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Insomniac with Dave Attell is a television show on Comedy Central hosted by comedian Dave Attell.
In the typical Insomniac, Attell goes through a particular city at night, starting out at a comedy club and then going to various bars, landmarks, clubs, etc. Along the way he cracks jokes with passersby and takes pictures with a disposable camera.
The show always ends when the sun comes up, Dave bids his camera crew and the audience farewell (with the admonishment "Get some sleep!"), and looks for a place to crash.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Insomniac_with_Dave_Attell   (355 words)

 UCSDGuardian - Dave Attell's 'Insomniac' is waking up   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Attell, an avowed alcoholic, says that he has seen every drunk situation imaginable, so the night jobs, from sewage treatment to airport runway workers, are the most interesting part for him.
Attell is constantly dodging bullets while firing them at the same time, some of them aimed at himself.
Attell gives off the feeling that this is what he loves doing and would be doing it even if he weren't getting paid.
www.ucsdguardian.org /cgi-bin/print?param=hiatus_2002_12_05_03   (502 words)

 Cringe Humor - Comedy That Questions Your Morality
Comedian Dave Attell is the host and writer of COMEDY CENTRAL's "Insomniac with Dave Attell." The hit series began in August 2001 and is a travelogue of after-hours experiences in cities across the country.
Currently, Attell and Lewis Black ("The Daily Show with Jon Stewart") have teamed for a national tour, which opens in Dallas, TX on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 and will carry through to the end of the year.
Attell resides in Manhattan and when he's not on the road doing a gig, he performs at New York City's famed Comedy Cellar on a regular basis.
www.cringehumor.net /dave_attell   (370 words)

 Dave Attell Tickets - Schedule, Information - Comedy Ticket Brokers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Dave Attell was born on January 18th, 1965 in Queens, New York.
Dave not only has put in a lot of time on air doing shows and television specials, but he has also paid his dues behind the scenes and in movies.
If you would like to attend a Dave Attell show to see his side splitting comedy live, or to see a tour schedule and information, Coast to Coast Tickets is your source.
www.coasttocoasttickets.com /comedy/daveattell_tickets.shtml   (798 words)

 "Insomniac with Dave Attell" (2001)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Dave Attell is a great person to watch do strange things and meet strange people.
It's a shame it has to be on so late (because every aspect of the show is for adults, obviously), and has to be on Sundays instead of Fridays or Saturdays.
Congrats to Dave for finding a show that has some true entertainment- even if it has the educational value of an adult film.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0292805   (233 words)

 Salon Directory
Attell may self-identify as a "loser" and "a bitter, loner-type drunken guy," but "Insomniac With Dave Attell," which begins its third season on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 10:30 p.m.
Where other television efforts failed to capitalize on his talents (though widely respected in the world of stand-up, Attell is an admittedly subpar actor), "Insomniac" focuses on what he does best: drinking, smoking, chatting with strangers and staying up all night in strange cities across America.
Attell is a 37-year-old, bald, big-nosed, tubby guy who smokes too much and drinks too much and seems most comfortable in a bar.
dir.salon.com /story/ent/tv/diary/2002/12/04/attell/index.html   (1080 words)

 Improv Featured Artist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Highly respected in the industry as being "a comic's comic", Attell has risen to the top of his craft with a style and attitude that is second to none.
Attell makes his long awaited return to the DC Improv on June 8th and will continue ranting and raving thru June 11th.
Attell's overall demeanor coupled with his twisted observations have made him a comic often imitated but never duplicated.
www.dcimprov.com /comics/dave_attell.html   (169 words)

 Dave Attell: | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Attell frequently plays comedy clubs, but this tour is all theaters – some of them larger than 1,000 seats.
Attell's friend Sean Rouse is opening shows for him on the tour.
On "Insomniac," Attell visits exotic and not-so-exotic locales where people work what's commonly called "the graveyard shift." He goes to bars and party spots and workplaces and generally gives TV exposure to the kind of faces and places that don't otherwise get air time.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20050623/news_lz1w23attell.html   (699 words)

 Dave Attell puts his 'Insomniac' act to bed - PittsburghLIVE.com
The New York born comic, 39, wrote and hosted four seasons of "Insomniac With Dave Attell," the dive-bar bomber Comedy Central show that took viewers through the after-hours haunts of cities across America and beyond.
Attell was a Rabelaisian midnight rambler who prowled bars, strip clubs, diners and the graveyards shifts of sewage treatment plants and a Tastykake factory.
An underrated wit, Attell says he improvised most of the quips and banter on "Insomniac." Asked about the recent basket-brawl between the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons, who charged into the stands to retaliate against taunting fans, he dunks a three pointer.
www.pittsburghlive.com:8000 /x/tribune-review/entertainment/s_280313.html   (606 words)

 Insomniac Dave Attell has the jitters - Wednesday, 04/20/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Dave Attell is sleepy, perhaps a tad hung-over.
Attell, who drank into the night with pals at the Comedy Cafe, is calling to plug the first stop in his Comedy Central Live Presents Dave Attell: The Insomniac Tour, which slides into War Memorial this evening.
Dave Attell: The Insomniac Tour rolls into War Memorial Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
www.tennessean.com /entertainment/arts/archives/05/03/68431603.shtml   (1140 words)

 Insomniac with Dave Attell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Dave's perfectly-timed wisecracks to any situation with drunks and night owls of all sorts is an act that never gets old.
Each episode opened with a bit from Dave Attell's stand-up act ala Seinfeld, then he went on a night time tour of the city he was performing in, in each episode.
Dave Attell is probably the least interesting and funny part of this show.
www.jumptheshark.com /i/insomniac.htm   (1162 words)

 Dave Attell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As Dave Attell was approaching graduation from college in 1987, he still didn't know what he wanted to do.
Dave is the writer and host of the show, which has aired four seasons, and now tapes special episodes.
Dave also continues to travel and do his stand-up acts, and performs regularly at all the hottest comedy clubs.
www.stressfactory.com /comics/attell.html   (281 words)

 Official Ticketmaster site. Dave Attell tickets, dates
East Coast native and award-winning comedian Dave Attell practices a raunchy, old-school brand of standup reminiscent of Richard Pryor and Sam Kinison.
Insomniac With Dave Attell premiered in 2000 and has since become one the network's biggest hits, spawning fan clubs, imitators, four successful seasons, and the eventual release of a DVD.
Attell released a live standup record, Skanks for the Memories in February 2003.
www.ticketmaster.com /artist/806075?tm_link=tm_home_h8   (289 words)

 Comedy Central - Comedians: Dave Attell- Biography
Comedian Dave Attell is the host and writer of Comedy Central's Insomniac with Dave Attell.
Born in Queens and raised in Long Island, Attell is highly respected in the industry, the media, as well as with his audiences.
Attell has made numerous appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Last Call with Carson Daly, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Howard Stern Show.
www.comedycentral.com /comedians/browse/a/dave_attell.jhtml?display=bio   (429 words)

Dave was named one of Interview Magazine's "25 Faces of the Future," and the New York Times Magazine's "30 People Under 30" in 1994, as well as being featured in New York Magazine (June 12th, 1995), as a premier New York comic.
Dave also found time to create a series of image spots for Comedy Central, and wrote and produced the short series "The Real Bowl" for the network.
In March of 1995, Dave was featured on HBO's "Young Comedian's Special" live from the U.S. Comedy and Arts Festival in Aspen.
www.symfonee.com /Improv/Orlando/comedians/Bio.aspx?Uid={2730f550-cf45-11d4-8736-0001026c3d97}   (260 words)

 Amazon.com: Skanks for the Memories: Music: Dave Attell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Attell's unique blend of demented stories and off-kilter observations have made him a favorite on the stand-up circuit.
Dave Attell is very new to me, but after hearing his album "Sk*nks for the Memories...," I think he's a hilarious comedian who's not afraid to take his comedy to the limit.
Dave Attell's album, on the other hand, is entirely different.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000089CT7?v=glance   (1123 words)

 Dave Attell uncensored - Friday, 07/11/03   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
At times, the 38-year-old Attell does choose to portray himself as the epitome of insensitivity, political incorrectness and lascivious indulgence, but he still somehow retains an admirable quality essential to any good comic: a respectful curiosity about the world.
Attell's debut comedy album, Skanks for the Memories, was recorded live in November at Comedy Works in Denver.
Attell recently finished taping new segments for his current season, during which he can be seen in London, Dublin and Amsterdam for the show's late-night swing through Europe.
www.tennessean.com /entertainment/music/archives/03/07/35765725.shtml?Element_ID=35765725   (547 words)

 Dave Attell | The A.V. Club
Dave Attell is living proof that doing one thing well enough and long enough will earn attention: He's enjoyed a long career as the consummate stand-up comic, a low-key expert at the art of the setup and the punchline.
Attell never seems to lose his enthusiasm for all variety of late-night excess, which helps make Insomniac a strangely joyful show.
Dave Attell: I went to NYU, and in my last year there, I was getting ready to graduate and didn't really know what I wanted to do.
www.avclub.com /content/node/22494   (3343 words)

 The Best of Insomniac with Dave Attell: Uncensored Vol. 1 Movie: The Best of Insomniac with Dave Attell: Uncensored ...
Dave Attell's popular series makes its debut on DVD, with Mr.
Attell hitting five major American cities to perform his own unique brand of anarchic comedy.
Making his way through clubs, bars, late-night karate lessons, and ice-fishers, Dave explores what people are up to in the twilight hours while most people are fast asleep.
www.bestprices.com /cgi-bin/vlink/824363001098IE   (132 words)

 IGN: An Interview with Dave Attell
ATTELL: Yeah, and I guess it's from all these other hidden camera shows, people are wary of any show like that – even though we're totally not like that, they're wary of it.
ATTELL: Because it's not scripted, I know from just doing stand-up and writing on shows when it needs to be funnier, but it's a very shallow well when it comes to comedy.
ATTELL: Yeah, it is kind of a citizen on patrol.
filmforce.ign.com /articles/456/456580p1.html   (1458 words)

 Las Vegas Weekly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Dave of whom we speak is the once and hopefully future host of Insomniac with Dave Attell, and he's currently headlining the ever-so-succinctly named "Comedy Central Live Presents Dave Attell: The Insomniac Tour."
A year prior, Attell was in town to ogle a lobbyful of AVN Awards nominees, check out a local pawnshop and share a fljack table with Pat Morita, Charo and Robin Leach, all of which made the cut for an Insomniac episode that aired the following June.
While it's true Attell took a breather to shoot a pilot for Fox, it's the program's very success with the drunk-and-crazed college crowd that has endangered its original vision.
www.lasvegasweekly.com /2005/06/30/comedy.html   (780 words)

 Comedy Schlub - Dave Attell
In the course of his adventures, Attell has observed genital piercings and cow inseminations, watched an obese Atlanta stripper crush beer cans with her breasts, swallowed a minnow, and been flashed by a man with a swastika tattooed on his penis.
Raised on Long Island, in Rockville Centre, Attell graduated from NYU in 1987 with a degree in communications, then began performing at open-mike nights, inspired by his comic heroes, Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison.
Dave Attell: The genesis was Wild On, that E! show.
www.newyorkmetro.com /nymetro/news/features/n_8743   (796 words)

 Insomniacwith Dave Attell
Dave Attell and his crew from Insomniac come and hang with the Austin Robot Group.
The episode aired again on July 6, 2003 at 10:30pm CT and is was rerun several other times.
link to an interview with Dave Attell in which he mentions that it was 20 degress outside when he filmed in Austin.
www.robotgroup.net /index.cgi/InsomniacwithDaveAttell   (108 words)

 The Tampa Improv, Comedy Theater and Restaurant
Dave was named one of Interview Magazine's "30 People Under 30", as well as being featured in New York Magazine as a premiere New York comic.
Even across the Atlantic,audiences are engaged by Attell's aggressive wit and his command of the stage.
Dave continues to perform standup comedy at clubs across the country.
www.tampaimprov.com /comedianinfo.asp?comedian=24   (321 words)

 Fast Talk: Dave Attell | Travel + Leisure
Dave Attell is one of a rare breed.
When most people tuck themselves in for their nocturnal slumber, Attell and his camera crew meet up with the creatures of the night to see what life is really like when the lights go out.
Even though he claims to select his locations by playing a game of drunk darts with a map, he manages to show a slice of North America that most people have slept through, however crude and shocking it might be.
www.travelandleisure.com /articles/fast-talk-dave-attell   (540 words)

 Boise Weekly - Not Your Everyday Newspaper: BW Picks: BW Picks: Dave Attell • Juneteenth Celebration • ...
If it's a laugh you need, you're in luck this week: Dave Attell, comedian-at-large and all-around funny man is coming back to town on his Insomniac Tour with two shows at the Big Easy.
The premise of Insomniac, Attell's half-hour show on Comedy Central, is that he travels from town to town, does his stand-up routine at the local comedy club, and then takes a disposable camera (and a cameraman, boom mike operator and lighting guy) and hit the streets.
Attell's ease with people and sense of humor make that an easy task.
www.boiseweekly.com /gyrobase/Content?imageIndex=1&oid=5494   (924 words)

 Comedy Central Press
Sin City was the backdrop for COMEDY CENTRAL's first feature length comedy film, "Dave Attell's Insomniac Tour Presents Sean Rouse, Greg Giraldo and Dane Cook." Late-night legend Dave Attell and his Insomniac Tour rolled into Vegas and COMEDY CENTRAL's cameras caught all the action.
Comedian Dave Attell hit the road and brought his friends along for an exhilarating stand-up comedy tour called COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE Presents Dave Attell: The Insomniac Tour which traveled to more than 35 cities nationwide.
For his final gigs, Attell cruised into Vegas with Cook, Giraldo and Rouse for performances on July 2 and 3 at The House of Blues that were shot and produced as a feature length concert film.
press.comedycentral.com /pressreleases/release.jhtml?f=09_19_05_dave_attell_insomniac_movie.xml   (396 words)

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