Day: October 26, 2010

Dane Cook: The 2010 interview, as the comedian embarks on yet another North American arena tour

On the hottest day Los Angeles had ever known, Dane Cook would not be bothered with a restaurant menu. Sitting down for dinner last month in an Italian cafe on the Sunset Strip, Cook told the waiter he'd like to have a "chicken situation," which, not to be confused with "The Situation," translated into a grilled chicken breast, put on a plate alongside any pasta and "some sort of sauce." Cook may be a comedian who has thrived by making up his own slanguage, but he's also very Hollywood and has been for years, despite the Boston heritage and sports gear he often wears. Then again, perhaps he's still the same guy he's always been. The same kid who worked at Burger King, who learned at an early age that at the BK Lounge, you can always have it your own way. Twenty years after his BK days, Dane Cook is very rich and very famous, and about to embark on yet another stand-up comedy tour of North America's arenas. Cook is so rich and so famous, in fact, that he abruptly cancelled the first few stops on his tour — which now begins tonight in Syracuse — because he had to deal with the legal aftermath of his half-brother, who recently pleaded guilty to embezzling millions of dollars from Cook while acting as his business manager. That's millions...

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In Nike’s world, Kevin Hart is Dwyane Wade’s sidekick

The NBA season begins tonight, and stand-up comedian Kevin Hart might not stand as tall as Spud Webb even, but in this brand-new Nike commercial, Hart serves just fine as Dwyane Wade's sidekick. Just don't tell Bill Burr, whom Hart is working with on a potential Comedy Central series. Go Celtics! Roll the clip....

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