About Dave Attell
Dave Attell is a well-known American actor, writer, and comedian best known for being the host of Comedy Central's 'Insomniac' and 'The Gong Show'.
Dave Attell was raised in a Jewish family in Queens, New York. Dave Attell graduated with a communications degree from New York University in 1987 and immediately tried his hand at open mic nights, wanting to pursue a career in the entertainment world.
Dave Attell's work as the host of 'Insomniac' garnered him a considerable amount of admiration from his popular friends, such as Bill Burr and Patton Oswalt. Dave Attell's work made him one of the writers of 'The Daily Show', which was then hosted by sportscaster Craig Kilborn.
Dave Attell has written several shows such as 'The Jon Stewart Show' (1993–1995) and 'Saturday Night Live' (1993–1994) and has made appearances in many films and television shows like 'Crashing' (2017–2019), 'Arrested Development' (2005), 'The Jim Gaffigan Show' (2015–2016), 'Trainwreck' (2015), and 'Funny People' (2009).
Dave Attell has also voiced many characters in shows such as 'The Simpsons' (2018), 'Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist' (1995–1997), and 'Bob's Burgers' (2017). In 'The Simpsons', Dave Attell has lent his voice to the character Luke in season 30, titled 'Bart's Not Dead'. Through the multiple acting roles and comedy gigs he has performed, Dave Attell has earned his net worth and fame. Apart from this, Dave Attell is also a writer and has written for many shows.
Dave Attell's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What is Dave Attell's net worth?
The popular Comedy Central host and actor, Dave Attell, has acquired an impressive net worth owing to his successful career as both an actor and a host. As of 2022, Dave Attell has a net worth of around $6 million.
How much does Dave Attell earn per year?
Dave Attell has an impressive net worth of $6 million. However, the details of Dave Attell's annual earnings are not known in the public database.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall is Dave Attell?
Dave Attell stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (175 cm).
How old is Dave Attell?
Dave Attell was born on January 18, 1965, in Queens, New York. As of 2022, Dave Attell is 57 years old.
Childhood And Education
Dave Attell was born David Attell and raised in a Jewish family. Dave Attell was born in New York on January 18, 1965. Dave Attell was raised in New York's Rockville Center and attended South Sife High School. Soon, Dave Attell pursued his undergraduate degree from New York University, where he majored in communications. Right after his graduation, Dave Attell began performing at comedy open mic nights. In fact, Dave Attell's first gig came at Governor's Levittown. Dave Attell also appeared on VH1's 'Stand-Up Spotlight', which starred several other artists such as Jay Mohr, Jeff Garlin, Wanda Sykes, Lewis Black, and Margaret Cho.
Dave Attell has a younger sister named Monica Attell, and Monica Attell is a professional musician who has also performed in Dave Attell's opening act.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who is Dave Attell dating?
Speaking about the personal life of Dave Attell, he had previously dated Sarah Silverman during the '80s. Dave Attell has also been good friends with Amy Schumer. As a matter of fact, Gene Attell Fischer is the name of Amy Schumer, and she was so named in honor of Dave Attell. Amy Schumer, however, changed her middle name to David later.
As of May 2022, Dave Attell is not in a relationship and is not dating anyone. Dave Attell has no children either.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
Dave Attell is best known to everyone for being the host of Comedy Central's 'Insomniac' as well as hosting 'The Gong Show'. Dave Attell's other shows were also pretty popular in 2011.
Comedy Central signed Dave Attell in 1999 for Comedy Central's 'Presents' series. In 1999, Comedy Central signed Dave Attell again to be a regular commentator for their satirical news section titled 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart'. In fact, Dave Attell also gave a 60-minute special on HBO's comedy showcase. In 1997, HBO gave Dave Attell an episode of HBO's 'Comedy Half-Hour'.
Dave Attell also appeared on 'Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn' in 2003, although it was almost semi-routinely. The show had many performances by performers that Dave Attell had previously worked with at a New York City comedy club. 'The Comedy Cellar' was based on certain peculiar conversations Dave Attell would have off-stage near the Oliver Tree Café, which happened to be above the New York City comedy club. Unfortunately, this unscripted show was canceled in November 2004.
He later appeared in 'Heckler', a Michael Addis film, in 2007. In 2018, Dave Attell toured on the Bumping Mics Tour with Jeff Ross, and in the last three days, Dave Attell and Jeff Ross recorded a three-part documentary series for Netflix.
When Comedy Central relaunched 'The Gong Show', Dave Attell became the show's host alongside Greg Fitzsimmons, who was also the head writer of the show. 'The Gong Show' that Dave Attell hosted aired in 2008 from July to September.
In October 2011, Dave Attell returned to the television industry on Showtime. Dave Attell has another TV series that he hosted where he shared his jokes and views about the retro ’80s and ’70s. The show had several other guest comedians as well, and Dave Attell and his guests viewed clips that spanned a retro star's career during the show.
Dave Attell often made regular appearances at New York City's 'Comedy Cellar'. Dave Attell made cameo appearances in 'Scary Movie 4' and the film 'Abby Singer'. In the film 'Harold', David Attell essayed the character of Barker in 2008. Dave Attell also lent his voice to the Scooby-Doo film 'Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra Doo' in 2010. Dave Attell voiced the GPS installed on the Mystery Machine.
In 'Trainwreck', Dave Attell also played the role of the protagonist's homeless friend, Noam. In 2017, Dave Attell also made a brief appearance in the documentary film about the comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried.
What awards has Dave Attell won?
Dave Attell was nominated in 2001 for an American Comedy Award for the Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic Category, but did not win the award.
Other Interesting Dave Attell Facts And Trivia
Dave Attell has appeared in a film directed and written by his fellow comedian and friend Louis CK titled 'Pootie Tang'.
Dave Attell first appeared on 'The Late Show' in 1993.
In recent years, Comedy Central aired 'Road Work', which was Dave Attell's one-hour special in 2014.
Before his worldwide fame, Dave Attell had just finished his graduation from the acclaimed New York University with a major in communications. But he decided to pursue a career in stand-up comedy.
Dave Attell was one of the writers for the popular show 'The Daily Show'. He wrote for the show when Craig Ferguson was hosting it.
Dave Attell has also made an appearance on Kilborn's television series titled 'Wild On E! For Ugly People', where he was seen meeting people on the streets of America who were in ecstatic inebriation.
Dave Attell is highly known for hosting the popular show 'Insomniac With Dave Attell', and this show propelled him to an immense fan following and fame. Soon, he was also seen in the Hulu series 'LIFE & BETH', which also starred Amy Schumer, Michael Cera, and Michael Rapaport.
Apart from this, Dave Attell was also seen on HBO's 'Crashing With Pete Holmes' and 'Bumping Mics With Jeff Ross', which are available on Netflix.
In 2018, Dave Attell worked on Netflix's three-part documentary titled 'Bumping Mics' with Jeff Ross and Dave Attell, where he toured with Jeff Ross.
Dave Attell also hosted the AVN Awards show with Kayden Kross and Kirsten Price in 2010 and with Bree Olson and Sunny Leone in 2012.
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