Comedian Andrew Dice Clay is slated to have his own scripted comedy to premiere on Showtime.
Andrew Dice Clay’s career in comedy is a most interesting one. Though he was once considered one of the most edgy and popular comedians of his time, he has recently fallen out of favor with pop culture and has mostly fallen into the realm of irrelevance. Though he has appeared in a handful of TV spots and Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, one would be hard pressed to find anyone below the age of 35 who even knew who he was.
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We’re talking about a guy who sold out Madison Square Garden in his hey day. Who was so controversial and raunchy that he was even banned from MTV in the ’90s. Since then, you’d be lucky to find him doing another comedy special. Though, his disappearance from the pop culture world is a mystery, it would seem as though he’s trying to make a comeback of sorts.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dice has decided to come back and this time, he’ll be scripted. That’s right. Andrew Dice Clay will be starring in a sitcom of sorts based on his own life.
From the site:
"The six-episode series hails from Fox 21 Television Studios. Created and written by The Hangover Part II‘s Scot Armstrong, Dice will follow the renowned comedian as he works in Las Vegas to resurrect his career while supporting his family — including his ex-fiancé, ex-wife and mother-in-law as well as his son’s band. Armstrong will executive produce the series alongside Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, Richard Shepard (Girls), Bruce Rubenstein and Clay. The half-hour single-camera comedy will begin production later this year for a 2016 debut.“We realized there was a lot of humor and heart in the story of a once-superstar comedian having to crawl back to have a career — a true second act,” Fox 21 TV Studios president Bert Salke said."
With the show as well as his latest role in the final season of Entourage, we might just be seeing Dice come back in a big way. Though he will surely never reach the level of infamy and famy he had in his hey day, we’re sure to see something crazy from the man.
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