46 Facts About Andrew Dice Clay

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Andrew Dice Clay was born on Andrew Clay Silverstein; September 29,1957 and is an American stand-up comedian and actor.

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Andrew Dice Clay rose to prominence in the late 1980s with a brash, deliberately offensive persona known as "The Diceman".

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Andrew Dice Clay continues his acting career while touring and performing stand-up.

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Andrew Dice Clay launched a podcast, I'm Ova Hea' Now, in September 2018.

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Andrew Dice Clay was born to parents Jacqueline and Fred Silverstein in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City, where he was raised.

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At age five, Andrew Dice Clay was entertaining his family with impressions, and by seven he was playing drums, inspired by the sounds of big band music.

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Andrew Dice Clay attended James Madison High School in Brooklyn and as a teenager worked as a drummer on the Catskill Mountains circuit in the 1970s playing bar mitzvahs and weddings under the name Andrew Dice Clay Silvers.

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Andrew Dice Clay pursued higher education but dropped out to become a full-time comedian.

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Andrew Dice Clay cites Elvis Presley, Fonzie, John Travolta, and Sylvester Stallone as his heroes.

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Andrew Dice Clay started with an act mainly of impressions, which included a character named "The Diceman" based on Jerry Lewis as Buddy Love from The Nutty Professor which transformed into John Travolta in Grease.

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Andrew Dice Clay recalled his father being supportive of his act during one performance at the latter.

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Andrew Dice Clay's sets were not an instant hit, and because of his dirty act and her unwillingness to have other comics follow him, Shore had Clay perform at late hours, resorting for him "to wait and perform for ten drunks".

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In 1983, Clay added the "Diceman" moniker to his name and no longer relied on impressions of other notable figures, instead creating an alter ego based on his heroes.

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Andrew Dice Clay first used the act at the Comedy Store after he was asked to fill in for a comic who cancelled their spot.

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Andrew Dice Clay said: "I didn't have my Jerry Lewis stuff with me, so I just winged it, saying whatever popped in my head".

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Andrew Dice Clay's act included a drum solo as a tribute to Buddy Rich.

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Also in 1988, Andrew Dice Clay performed a seven-minute set at Dangerfield's in New York City for Rodney Dangerfield's HBO stand-up showcase special Nothing Goes Right, launching him into the national spotlight.

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In 1989, Andrew Dice Clay was named Comedy Act of the Year by readers of Performance magazine.

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In March 1989, he released his debut comedy album Andrew Dice Clay, which went on to reach gold certification by the RIAA for selling over 500,000 copies in the US.

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In September 1989, Andrew Dice Clay performed a three-minute set at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards, which included Otto Petersen's adult versions of the Mother Goose nursery rhymes.

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In December 1989, Andrew Dice Clay performed two unadvertised, largely improvised sets at Dangerfield's, which were recorded for his second comedy album, The Day the Laughter Died, produced by Rick Rubin.

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In February 1990, Andrew Dice Clay became the first comedian to sell out two consecutive nights at Madison Square Garden in New York City, totalling 38,000 people in attendance.

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23.

Andrew Dice Clay appeared on the Saturday Night Live episode of May 12,1990, the fourth highest-rated episode of the season.

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Andrew Dice Clay first met his agent Dennis Arfa at Dangerfield's, which led to his first HBO special, and ultimately his starring role in the 1990 film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane; in 1991, he received the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor for his performance in the film.

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25.

In 1991, Andrew Dice Clay ran his own production company, Fleebin Dabble Productions.

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26.

Andrew Dice Clay is featured on the front cover of the April 1991 issue of Penthouse, becoming the second male to front the magazine after George Burns.

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Andrew Dice Clay's controversial act affected the number of venues that were willing to screen the film; it opened in 40 theatres nationwide on its opening day.

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Andrew Dice Clay had signed a one-year deal with ABC which kept him from working with other networks.

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In July 1993, Andrew Dice Clay released No Apologies, the first stand-up concert pay-per-view special.

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Andrew Dice Clay followed it with a second pay television special, The Valentine's Day Massacre, which aired in around 100,000 homes.

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31.

In mid-1995, Clay explained that the Diceman character had "sort of gone out of hand" which he felt happy about because it allowed him to pursue more television and film work than before.

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In 1998, Andrew Dice Clay released the triple album Filth through his website.

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33.

Andrew Dice Clay's opening act at the time, Jim Norton, became the show's co-host in late 2000.

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Andrew Dice Clay supported these with a nationwide tour that included a headline show at Madison Square Garden, ten years after his two sold-out performances.

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In 2005, Andrew Dice Clay signed a deal with Sirius Satellite Radio to broadcast his own show, Out of the Cage.

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Andrew Dice Clay appeared as a part of NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice 2 and was the first celebrity to be fired after he openly entertained the idea of quitting while in Donald Trump's presence and calling Trump "Donny Trump".

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In July 2011, Andrew Dice Clay was featured in the eighth and final season of Entourage as Johnny Drama's co-star in the fictional program Johnny's Bananas.

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Andrew Dice Clay appeared in an episode of Raising Hope as himself which aired on November 29,2011.

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39.

In May 2012, Andrew Dice Clay appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast and did a set at The Bamboozle festival in Asbury Park.

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In December 2012, Andrew Dice Clay had a stand-up comedy special on Showtime entitled Indestructible.

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41.

Andrew Dice Clay appeared with Cate Blanchett in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, which opened on July 26,2013.

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42.

In 2015, Andrew Dice Clay hosted The Blue Show, showcasing some of his favorite blue comics, which was released on Showtime.

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43.

In 2017, Andrew Dice Clay competed with his wife in the Fox reality cooking series My Kitchen Rules.

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44.

In September 2018, Andrew Dice Clay launched his new podcast I'm Ova Hea' Now on the GaS Digital network.

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45.

Andrew Dice Clay beat out several high-profile actors for the part, including Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta, and his performance went on to receive positive reviews, as did the film itself.

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Andrew Dice Clay was in an eight-year relationship with his ex-fiancee, comedian Eleanor Kerrigan.

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