Andrew Dice Clay (born Andrew Clay Silverstein; September 29, 1957) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician and producer. He rose to prominence in the late 1980s with a brash, macho persona known as "The Diceman". In 1990, he became the first stand-up comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden for two consecutive nights.
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Andrew Dice Clay (born September 29, 1957) is an American comedian and actor. He performs stand-up comedy. He has acted in many comedy and drama movies, including Pretty in Pink and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Clay was born in Brooklyn, New York with the name Andrew Silverstein
Filth is a comedy album by comedian Andrew Dice Clay. It was originally released as a double album exclusively via the Internet in 1998, with only 20,000 copies produced. A bonus third album of Filth, entitled Even More Filth, was included exclusively for pre-orders of the initial release.
Dice: Undisputed is an American reality show on VH1.The show stars actor and comedian Andrew 'Dice' Clay who was a popular comedian in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The show follows Clay as he struggles to recapture his past popularity while dealing with his fiancée and two sons.
- March 4 –, April 1, 2007
- Early Career
- Comedic Style
- Popularity and Controversy
- Commercial Failure
- Bless This House
- Later Works
- CNN Appearance
- Dice on Sirius Satellite Radio
- Dice on Tom Green Live
As Andrew Clay, he made sitcom appearances on M*A*S*H and Diff'rent Strokes. He then landed roles in movies such as Making the Grade, starring Judd Nelson (1984) (playing a character named "Dice"), Pretty In Pink (1986) (credited for the first time as Andrew "Dice" Clay). As Andrew Dice Clay, he also had a regular role on Crime Story from 1986–1988. This was followed by a series of less-notable films. He eventually turned from acting towards stand-up comedy, focusing on the character "Dice" as in Pretty in Pink. Possibly named after The Dice Man, a novel by Luke Rhinehart, the persona was that of a highly racist, homophobic woman-hatingstreet-wise Brooklyn tough. Although Clay always maintained that the "Dice" in his stand-up act was merely a character that he played onstage, it was often hard for the general public to differentiate between the persona and the actual person; to many, they were interchangeable.
His material has been described as profane and sexist, with his work portraying women as sex objects and making racist comments aimed toward Asian and Arabpeople. Some attribute Clay's success to a crass, violent, misogynistic and even sophomoric style of comedy. In an age of increasing prominence of feminism and "political correctness," "Dice" served as a respite for many fans; a caricature of American masculinity embodied in a chain-smoking greaser in a leather jacket.
Clay's growing notoriety garnered a recording contract with Rick Rubin's Def American label. Comedy records do not traditionally sell well, and so it was a shock (even to Clay himself) when his debut album Dice was a commercial success. Sampled excerpts from the album made their way to tracks by gangsta rap artist Ice Cube. When he hosted Saturday Night Live, musical guest Sinéad O'Connor and cast member Nora Dunn refused to appear, protesting Clay's misogynistic persona. Clay donated the money from this appearance to charity. One segment on the program parodied both It's a Wonderful Life and the controversy surrounding Clay's appearance on the program, with Clay pondering suicide on a bridge, when he is met by his "guardian devil," played by Jon Lovitz. Lovitz shows him what the world would be like if he had not been born, including Nora Dunn crushed by Sinéad O'Connor's guitar amplifier.
Clay's first starring role in a feature film was as the title character in The Adventures of Ford Fairlane in 1990. It failed at the box office, effectively ending Clay's leading mancareer. A stand-up performance at Madison Square Garden was given movie release as Dice Rules in 1991. Many theaters refused to show it due to its NC-17 rating, and it failed commercially. By the release of his album 40 Too Long (1992), Clay was nearly forgotten. Rumors of Clay's homosexuality began to surface, as well. His 1993 album The Day The Laughter Died, Part 2 was recorded in front of a small audience at Dangerfield's in New York. On the album, he reprised the concept of The Day The Laughter Died, again verbally insulting his audience. Apart from the audience-baiting, he also attacked American film critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert for giving Dice Rules and Ford Fairlane bad reviews. (Ebert, giving Dice Rules zero stars, stated that, "It could not be more damaging to the career...
He returned in 1995, dropping the "Dice" from his name, eschewing his "Dice Man" persona, and playing the part of a caring family man in CBS' sitcom Bless This House. CBS soon alleged that he was difficult to work with, refusing to learn his lines (among other things), and the show was cancelled. Clay claimed in a radio interview with shock jock Howard Sternthat CBS had promised him they would eventually give the character "an edge", this being the only reason he accepted the role. In typical Dice form, the interview ended in an on-air argument.
Following the sitcom's failure, he returned to comedy with his HBO special Assume the Position and his 2000 album, Face Down, Ass Up. His audience was smaller than ever before, perhaps due to the fall from grace of so called "assault comedy" following the deaths of Sam Kinison and Bill Hicks. Clay has continued to appear in smaller film roles, such as One Night at McCool's (2001), featuring Matt Dillon and Michael Douglas. Clay used to appear on the Howard Stern Show for many years before his jump to Sirius. However, a feud formed between Clay and the show and he began to refuse to appear. He became friends with radio hosts Opie and Anthony, appearing many times on their show up until their cancellation in 2002. He is responsible for Jim Norton being introduced to the show and "Andrew Dice Gay", Anthony Cumia's impersonation of Dice's voice and demeanor in comedy but as a gay male. However, when O&A returned on XM Satellite Radio, Dice refused to appear. Eventually, Dice buried the...
In an interview before a supposed comeback on November 12, 2003, Clay used several profanities on a live CNNfn cable news program, The Biz, hosted by Allan Chernoff. The video of this episode is available online in many collections of outrageous moments in American television history and "funny video" collections. The channel was not fined by the FCCbecause it does not govern cable television.
Andrew Dice Clay ended his long-standing feud with Howard Stern in 2006, making appearances on his satellite radio show and doing his own radio show, Out of the Cage on the "Special Time Slot" on Howard 101 on June 13, 2006 and July 5, 2006.
On November 1, 2006, Andrew Dice Clay appeared on Tom Green Live on Tom Green's Internet show at his website. . On the show, Clay mentioned his displeasure with MTV, Dick Clark and his subsequent banning from MTV. He also voiced displeasure with Gene Simmons, mocking his reality TV show and hairstyle, and mentioned VH1 was there to film his own reality show, Dice Undisputed. Towards the end of the show, he picked a fight with Green before making up with him on camera. He appeared on the show again on November 14, and Green later admitted (while interviewing Erik Estrada on the show) that their "fights" had been pre-planned. On December 1, Dice and Green taped a segment in which they interviewed Paris Hilton. A video surfaced on the internet of Dice, Green, and Hilton backstage in which Dice is blatantly hitting on Hilton.Dice, 1989The Day the Laughter Died, 1990Dice Rules, 199140 Too Long, 1992
The Day the Laughter Died is a comedy double album by comedian Andrew Dice Clay, which was released in 1990.Produced by Rick Rubin whose concept was to record an unadvertised performance in a small club with a small crowd, many of whom would not necessarily be fans of Clay's act.
May 17, 2020 · Andrew Dice Clay born as Andrew Clay Silverstein is an American actor and a comedian who became famous by the end of 1980. That was as a result of his comedy known as The Diceman. From the show, Dice Clay was considered as the best seller of Madison Square Garden. He did it for two nights continuously.
On 29-9-1957 Andrew Dice Clay was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He made his 10 million dollar fortune with Dice, The Day the Laughter Died & Dice Rules . The tv-personality, actor his starsign is Libra and he is now 63 years of age. Andrew Dice Clay gained popularity in the '80s with "The Diceman" - a brash, macho, and offensive ...