Lion of the Blogosphere

Andrew Dice Clay, 1987

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When I was in college, this standup routine became legendary. And if you’ve never seen this before because you are too young, boy are you in for a shock!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 26, 2016 at 8:26 pm

Posted in Television

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  1. Here’s another comedy shocker. In the 1990s, SNL was really mean to Hillary Clinton, calling her a bitch and suggesting Bill wanted her dead and out of his way:

    SNL Compilation: Norm MacDonald Crushes Hillary and Bill Clinton

    Mark Caplan

    November 26, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    • They famously went after Chelsea Clinton until Hillary flipped out at them over it.

      Magnavox

      November 26, 2016 at 11:06 pm

  2. Sorry, but this was just awful! Just crude for the sake of it and devoid of wit. When I was at university the satirical TV News series Brass Eye was cult viewing for students. You can still hear it’s quotes peppering speech for Brits of a certain age, like Monty Python in the 70’s. I know which I prefer…

    prolier than thou

    November 26, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    • This is way better:

      Magnavox

      November 26, 2016 at 11:07 pm

      • Robin was kinda hawt.

        trey

        November 27, 2016 at 6:30 pm

  3. Jack n Jill went up the hill, and Guido Fake Clay, what a shill!

    JS

    November 26, 2016 at 9:45 pm

  4. Imagine how Sjws would react if he did this routine today.

    Bobo

    November 26, 2016 at 9:52 pm

  5. For a while there he was the hottest act in the country, is that right? This is actually the first time I’ve ever seen him perform his routine, ehhh, I guess if I saw it in 1987 I would have thought it was hilarious. I don’t think I would have keyed in the racism or misogyny until the feminists told me. Now I can look at it and say, it’s racist and misogynistic but really, it’s just not that funny.

    2 Minutes Alpha

    November 26, 2016 at 10:06 pm

  6. I see that Keith Hernandez was in the audience, but where was Dykstra?

    Marty

    November 26, 2016 at 11:11 pm

  7. If a white guy did that faux tough guy routine today, the spontaneous black laughter might trigger a tsunami.

    Explainer21

    November 26, 2016 at 11:15 pm

  8. I’ve watched hours of Clay’s standup. My favorite of his specials was HBO’s “Assume the Position,” mostly because he left out his usual practice of making fun of individual audience members, which always made him look like a major prick to me, even if it was just part of the act.

    Stealth

    November 27, 2016 at 12:25 am

  9. American comedy. As an Englishman all I can say is you have my deepest sympathy.

    martin2

    November 27, 2016 at 6:47 am

  10. Good times. Shit, I remember him smoking right there doing his live routines.

    Vincent

    November 27, 2016 at 11:24 am

  11. I remember even at the time ADC was considered beyond the pale. He wasn’t brilliant and dark and funny like Howard Stern, who was officially off limits but still widely appreciated. Even profiled by New Yorker editor David Remnick at one point.

    In any case, ADC’s career died at some point. I think he fell hard. Then Woody Allen cast him in Blue Jasmin a few years back and he gave a very strong performance. A real classy move by Allen, a tip of the cap across the generations from one Brooklyn comedian to another.

    The Shepherd

    November 27, 2016 at 12:20 pm


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