Dane Cook | The Chelsea | Las Vegas | June 2 |Tickets
Dane Cook is a comedy superstar for a reason: nobody’s better at combining big, crowd-pleasing punchlines with sharply observed details and a sense of the absurd. The man behind some of the best-selling comedy albums of the last 20 years has announced a new tour in 2018, and if you score tickets, you can catch him performing new material and classic bits like “My Son Optimus Prime,” “Where’s the Handle,” and “Haters.”
In 2003, Cook released his first full-length comedy album, Harmful If Swallowed. Early in his career, he launched DaneCook.com to promote his work and stay personally connected to his fans. He was also one of the first celebrities to add a profile to MySpace. In 2005, his sophomore effort, Retaliation, went double platinum, becoming the most successful comedy album since Steve Martin’s A Wild and Crazy Guy in 1978. That year, he founded Superfinger Entertainment in order to produce his own albums and videos.
Cook’s legions of fans have made him one of the hottest comics in the industry, evidenced by three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden in 2006. Later that year, he starred in an HBO special, Vicious Circle, which was filmed in his hometown.
Cook has also pursued an acting career, appearing in such comedies as 1999’s Mystery Men and 2003’s 8 Guys, which he also wrote and directed. In 2006, he landed his first leading role in Employee of the Month with Jessica Simpson. In 2007, he appeared in the dark thriller Mr. Brooks with Kevin Costner, Demi Moore and William Hurt. His other films include Good Luck Chuck (2007) and Dan in Real Life (2007).