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Description: Dave Attell was named one of the "25 Funniest People in America" by Entertainment Weekly Magazine. His caustic wit, rapid-fire delivery and choice of material -- which can best be described as "very adult" -- has earned him his reputation as a "comic's comic." But if you ask Attell, he'd say, "I'm just trying to get some laughs and sell some drinks."
In 2001, Attell used this love of booze and laughter to create and host the hit series "Insomniac with Dave Attell" for Comedy Central. A travelogue show in which Attell went from city to city looking for late-night fun, The New York Times called the program "a doubly rare beast, a comedy without rancor and a travel show about the virtues of the American underdog." To Attell, the show was more of a cross between "Girls Gone Wild" and "Cops." After four seasons of "Insomniac," Attell taped several hour-long "Insomniac" specials overseas in Japan, Germany, England and Brazil. Once back in the States, he headed out on the "Insomniac Tour": a 35-city theater tour featuring Attell, Sean Rouse, Greg Giraldo and Dane Cook. A concert film of the tour, which was shot in Las Vegas and premiered on Comedy Central, is available on DVD.
Dave Attell has made numerous appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "The Howard Stern Show," "Later with Carson Daly" and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." He also appeared in Chris Rock's cult film "Pootie Tang." Other television credits include FOX's "Arrested Development," NBC's "Ed," Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and his own half-hour stand-up special, "Comedy Central Presents Dave Attell."
When not on the road, Attell makes regular appearances at the Comedy Cellar in New York City.