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Dane Cook

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Cambridge, Boston MA, United States

Dane Jeffrey Cook (born March 18, 1972 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) is an American and screen actor. Cook grew up in Arlington, Massachusetts and attended Arlington High School. He was raised Roman Catholic.

His comic material is mostly observational humor. His recent routines include such diverse topics as car accident mayhem, Cook’s time spent working at Burger King and assorted geek humor. Cook often refers to specific places or things using his own slang terms. For instance: Burger King is the “BK Lounge” (a phrase first used by De La Soul), Walgreens is “The Wall” , and a sandwich is a “sangwich”. He also popularized the acronym BAMF, short for Bad Ass Mother Fucker, a slight variation on the more-common and widely-used “BMF”, or “Bad Mother Fucker”. Among Cook’s numerous television credits are performances on Comedy Central Presents and Comedy Central Bar Mitzvah Bash.

He is often referred to as ‘the most popular guy on MySpace’ (next to Tom Anderson, the creator of the service), because at one time he approved every friend request he received — recently hitting one million.

Career

When he was a teenager, Dane discovered his comedic talent when his father, former radio personality George Cook, gave him a tape recorder and microphone. He was inspired by watching and listening to a variety of comedians, including Bill Cosby, Johnny Carson, George Carlin and even Red Skelton. In seventh grade he watched Saturday Night Live one night and saw Martin Short performing his character Ed Grimley. He suddenly realized a goal in life: to be on the show.

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  • BAYAR_

    YES FLATFEET WE HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN TO JUST SIT HERE AND CANCER IT ALL OVER THE PLACE

    14 Sep 4:11pm Reply
  • MadThespian

    "The Nickelback of Comedy" -- That is comedy genius. He make s Larry The Cable Guy seem funny in comparison.

    14 Jul 4:57pm Reply
  • MaximumPezcore

    When is he gonna release something new?

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • FlatFeet

    I love the people that took the time out of their day to complain about shit no one cares about. Nothing better to do?

    2 Jan 2013 Reply
  • gunleik

    kuiper_______ @ I started liking him after "Isolated Incident". Almost everything he gave out before that release is crap.

    3 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Registeel

    I thought all of his episodes were funny.

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Pentfixion

    He was great in that one episode of Louie

    22 Jun 2012 Reply
  • kuiper_______

    Dane Cook honestly used to be funny. I loved "Harmful if Swallowed" and "Retaliation" -- those were both pretty damn good. "Isolated Incident" and "Rough Around the Edges" were absolutely terrible, and I feel like that's when people started to hate him. You guys should really listen to his past stuff, but it's useless to recommend, because people jump on the hate bandwagon just to do so.

    9 May 2012 Reply
  • SeveralPeople

    v Because the only reason people laugh at his jokes is because they think they're supposed to.

    2 May 2012 Reply
  • MathianSim

    Why all the hate, go listen to something else.

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Singed_Carrion

    What Steve Smith said

    21 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Arc_Of_Fire

    Undeniably one of the worst stand up comedians of all time. [2] The Nickelback of stand-up. [9] I want to push this guy off a cliff, for fuck's sake.

    20 Dec 2011 Reply
  • jr2280

    You... You are the biggest piece of shit in this entire restaurant. And I hope you burn in hell.

    16 Dec 2011 Reply
  • arlaqin

    "the nickelback of stand-up" couldn't have put it better myself.

    14 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Snutskallar

    Shit, even I'm funnier than this guy.

    12 Nov 2011 Reply
  • scapino

    I haven't seen worse.

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • mk741

    Undeniably one of the worst stand up comedians of all time.

    27 Sep 2011 Reply
  • promisedeyes

    He is both annoying and funny in his annoyances. He reminds me of a 90s cartoon villain.

    22 Sep 2011 Reply
  • vishal8492

    He is good sometimes.

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • shaolin86

    The Soulja Boy of stand-up.

    2 Sep 2011 Reply
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