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After graduating from New York University in 1987 with a degree in communications, Attell began performing at open-mic nights.
Attell's first appearance on television was in 1988 on VH1's Stand-Up Spotlight, which also featured early appearances by Lewis Black, Margaret Cho, Jeff Garlin, Jay Mohr and Wanda Sykes. The show was hosted by Rosie O'Donnell.
Perhaps his biggest break was achieved on November 23, 1993, when he made his first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. The appearance was seen by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, who then recruited Attell to be a writer, and occasional performer, on SNL. Attell can be seen behind Chris Farley during the "Rudy Giuliani Inauguration" sketch. Attell worked on the show for the 1993–94 season.
In 1995, Attell was featured on two HBO specials: alongside up-and-comers Louis C.K., Anthony Clark, Eric Tunney and Dave Chappelle. He was a featured performer on the 1995 Young Comedians Special hosted by Garry Shandling. He was given his own 60-minute special on the channel's HBO Comedy Showcase. Subsequently, Attell was also given an episode of HBO Comedy Half-Hour in 1997. Attell's first one-hour special, Captain Miserable aired December 8, 2007, on HBO. His latest special Road Work aired 2014 on Comedy Central.
In 1995, Attell appeared as Squiggly Dave on Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. In 1999, the network issued Attell an installment in their Comedy Central Presents series.
The same year the network signed him as a regular commentator to its satirical news series The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, on which he appeared for three years. Attell's commentary segment was called "The Ugly American". He returned for finale episode of host Stewart's tenure. In 2003, Attell began appearing semi-regularly on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. The show featured many of the performers he works with at the New York City comedy club the Comedy Cellar and is based on the conversations they would have off-stage at the Olive Tree Cafe, the restaurant above the club. The unscripted show was canceled in November 2004.
In 2003 The Best of Insomniac Uncensored (Vol. 1) and The Best of Insomniac Uncensored (Vol. 2) were released.
In 2007, Attell appeared in the Michael Addis film, Heckler. Attell also appeared on Comedy Central's Last Laugh in 2007.
In July 2008, Attell began hosting The Gong Show with Dave Attell for Comedy Central. Like the 1970s version, the show had a rotating panel of celebrity judges grading unusual acts.
In May 2008, Attell announced a casting call on his MySpace page for Comedy Central's relaunch of The Gong Show. Attell was host, along with Greg Fitzsimmons serving as head writer on the series. However, The Gong Show with Dave Attell aired only from July to September 2008.
He plays the character Barker in the 2008 comedy film Harold.
In January 2010, he co-hosted the AVN Awards show, along with porn actresses Kirsten Price and Kayden Kross; and again in 2012 with co-hostesses Sunny Leone and Bree Olson.
He voiced the GPS on the Mystery Machine in the 2010 film Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo.
In April 2014, Comedy Central premiered Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, a late night, (mostly) uncensored stand-up comedy show taped live in New York.
In 2018 he toured with Jeff Ross on the Bumping Mics Tour. Over the last three days of the tour they taped a three part documentary-style series for Netflix. Interspersed footage showcases the duo's interactions both off-stage and on as they return to the Comedy Cellar, where a spontaneous first performance marked the birth of their ensemble act.
Currently, Dave Attell is 55 years old. Dave Attell will celebrate 56th birthday on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Below we countdown to Dave Attell upcoming birthday.
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