American actor and comedian Andrew Dice Clay came to fame in the ‘80s. Under his persona “The Diceman”, he is offensive and brash but with a humorous slant. The comedian's Brooklyn personality certainly shines through with each performance. While he continues to perform in stand-up comedic performances, his current main focus is on acting. You can get Andrew Dice Clay tickets at StubHub.
Andrew Dice Clay's Background
“The Diceman” started his comedy career in 1978 when he auditioned for a place in the line-up at his local comedy club, Pips. He started with comedic impressions, headlining at the comedy club and building his initial fan base. Some of his most notable impressions were of John Travolta in his movie Grease and Jerry Lewis in his movie The Nutty Professor. His character “The Diceman” was only supposed to be a side character, but audiences loved it. He soon developed the persona as a fulltime act and found himself in the major clubs around Manhattan.
It wasn’t until the ‘80s that his career kicked off due to a move to Los Angeles. He starred in TV shows like Diff’rent Strokes and M*A*S*H, before moving into movies including Pretty in Pink and Making the Grade. In the latter, he played his character “Dice,” which led to a character he portrayed off-screen for his stand-up roles. His major breakout role happened in 1988, when he performed during Rodney Dangerfield’s special Nothing Goes Right.
Andrew Dice Clay's Achievements and Milestones
Some of Dice Clay’s biggest achievements have included being the first performer to sell out at Madison Square Garden twice in a row and gain his own show (produced and boradcast by Sirius) Out of the Cage. While performing on stage and screen, he and publisher Simon & Schuster created a book deal for a memoir, which was co-authored by David Ritz and released in November 2014. His most recent appearance on TV was in the Fox reality show My Kitchen Rules with his wife. As well as being on tour, which you can get tickets for at StubHub, he is currently filming for an upcoming romantic comedy called A Star Is Born.