Dave Attell was born on January 18, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from New York University in 1987, with a degree in Communications. After graduating, Attell began to perform stand up at night after work. He received his first television appearance on VH1‘s, “Stand Up Spotlight”, in 1988. By 1993, he made his first appearance on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’. This performance led to Attell being hired as a writer for the 1993 to 1994 season of ‘SNL’. After this, Attell’s career really began to pick up speed as he was featured on two HBO specials. Which then led him to also getting an episode on HBO’s, “HBO Comedy Half Hour”, in 1997. Since then, he has released four comedy specials, hosted four seasons of the Comedy Central show, “Insomniac with Dave Attell”, and is set to release, “Bumping Mics”, this year with fellow comedian, Jeff Ross.
This week, Kaizen Komedy reviews the work of another comic’s comic, Dave Attell. Attell is often referred to as a joke machine by his contemporaries and is one of the best joke writers out there. His use of constant mis-directs and his crude and absurd imagery keep his audience’s laughing at a rate that is hard to match. Attell is unlike many other comics, which is why he’s among many people’s favorite comedian.
Bits analyzed: Religion, Midget Friend, Dave Attell Hey, Your Mouth's Not Pregnant.
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