Andrew Dice Clay has always been bigger than life. From his first performance in front of a room full of industry insiders, to his breakout performance as part of the Rodney Dangerfield Young Comedian’s special, his HBO special and selling out the Garden, Dice became a giant in the world of comedy. During the heights of his career, he almost never broke character– always appearing in his trademark leather jackets, belts, and sunglasses bedazzled to the nines, and speaking as the Dice character. He was always “on.”
Recently, Dice sat down with Ron Bennington to tape an hour long interview in front of a studio audience– and the interview went long past the hour as Dice talked with Bennington about his start in comedy, his family, old friendships and even rivalries. Over the course of the interview, the man who describes himself as “the biggest star in comedy” spoke genuinely, telling one great story after another, but not as his character would tell the stories– he told the stories from the perspective of Andrew and its fascinating to hear him talk about his early days, in his own voice. He weaves in an out of characters to explain various parts of his career. Clay is a skilled storyteller, proving he still knows how to hold an audience’s attention. He is as funny as you expect him to be, but he’s also smart, heartfelt, and at times, emotional.
Hear the Diceman, like you’ve never heard him before, when Unmasked with Andrew Dice Clay premiers on Friday December 5th at 2pm on SiriusXM’s RawDog 99. You won’t want to miss this.
In this clip, Dice tells Bennington about how confident he was that he would be the biggest thing that comedy had ever seen, even before he broke out on Rodney Dangerfield’s Young Comedians Special.
You can also get Dice’s brand new book, “The Filthy Truth” in stores now. Unmasked with Andrew Dice Clay premieres on SiriusXM Raw Dog 99 on Friday December 5, 2014 at 2pm et. Unmasked with Andrew Dice Clay will repeat on Saturday, December 6th at 7 pm et on Raw Dog Comedy Hits 99 and on Sunday, December 7th at 2 pm et and 10 pm et on Raw Dog Comedy Hits 99.