Andrew Dice Clay is back. After disappearing from comedy for over 10 years, he's landed a role playing himself in HBO’s "Entourage." But Clay's big comeback didn't come with any help from his managers or agents -- and certainly not from fellow comedian, Jay Leno.
“I was hanging out at Starbucks and met Ruby Tattoos [Bruce Rubenstein] who worked for Mickey Rourke so he’s saying, ‘Dice, you were it and then you disappeared.’ So then I told him what the last ten years have been: went through a divorce, raised two boys and that was more important to me than career moves. Instead of letting your kids grow up to be a--holes, I wanted to raise good boys and they are,” Clay tells me. “So he asked me how come I never did a walk-on on 'Entourage' and I just told him, it never happened. And he goes, ‘Well, Doug Ellin [creator] thinks you are the greatest comic in the world and he wants a meeting today.”
Andrew is still amazed that an old friend, just wanting to do something out of the goodness of his heart, has made him such a hot commodity again -- he's even in talks with director, Barry Levinson about starring in the new Gotti film. But one friend's kindness doesn't mean Clay's going to let a fellow less than generous comedian off the hook.
“Johnny [Carson] would bring on comics and let them shine and let them do their thing. A guy like Leno, it’s all about him. Letterman is great,” Clay says. “I have a beef with Leno because he was never great with other comics. Chelsea [Handler] is great. Let me tell you this, she is one of the fastest you will ever work with. She comes back at you so fast, one second.”
To watch my entire interview with Clay on "Naughty But Nice With Rob" tune into HDNET Saturdays at 1:00 PM and 7:00
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