Posted by Sean L. Mere hours after his appearance on The Tonight Show with Conan O'BrienDane Cook called me up last week so we could chat about what it's like to have two stand-up comedy CDs debut in the top five on the Billboard charts, perform for arena-sized crowds as only a few had done before him notably, Steve Martin and Andrew "Dice" Clayand overcome not just the cultural backlash that came with it, but also his own early insecurities. The guy who pops up unannounced at The Laugh Factory to try out new material, to bomb, to do crowd work, to get rid of temporary demons, to even get bumped by Dave Chappelle.
Remember Cook? Oliver also throws in a great Kevin Spacey joke around the minute mark. The most unpredictable and frequently over-the-top awards show remains one of the last-standing watercooler TV events by delivering iconic moments year after year.
He may be known best for hosting the show that everyone loves to cringe at, Fear Factor. But Joe Rogan is also a color commentator for Ultimate Fighting Championshipwhich is, of course, where we know him from, today. Throughout his career, Rogan has always had a little fight in him.
Dane Jeffrey Cook born March 18, is an American stand-up comedian and film actor. InRetaliation became the highest charting comedy album in 28 years and went platinum. He is known for his use of observationaloften vulgarand sometimes dark comedy. He is one of the first comedians to use a personal webpage and MySpace to build a large fan base,  and in was described as "alarmingly popular".
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Oh fame, you are fickle temptress! While the Bill Hickses of the world receive your clammy embrace only after death, you mount yourself on a Dane Cook like a teenager after her first taste of Peach Schnapps! But there are no guarantees in this life.
Friday, Dec. Sometimes fame is a nasty bitch. The bigger a guy becomes, the harder he may fall--or the harder some people may try to bring him down.
But a decade later, he's reduced to voicing roles in forgettable Pixar spin-offs Planes, anyone? Cook's still the same guy who reduced us to helpless tears of laughter all those years ago, so where'd he go and what happened? Here's how Dane Cook went from being the "King of Comedy" to a Hollywood punchline—and how he can turn it all around. Released in at the height of Cook's fame, Employee of the Month was poised to be a huge box office hit.
And Tourgasmin concept, is a better pitch than a special, because it stretches the ratings across nine episodes and enters the network into a juicy mainstream category it has since shied away from: the bitchfest reality show. But all this adds up to what may be the most pointless series HBO has ever produced. Most time is spent off the stage, where the comics add nothing unique to the regular bickering seen on The Real World : one starts talking about porn, the sensitive guy Jay Davis becomes offended, later starts crying, they make up.