Few comedians can say they had a career that can rival Dane Cook's.

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In the early to mid 2000's Dane Cook was everywhere and everyone wanted a piece of him. Cook's 2005 Comedy album "Retaliation" became the highest charting comedy album in 28 years and went double platinum. This success led to major Hollywood movie roles, paparazzi and tabloid headlines.

Today, things appear to be quieter for the 50 year-old but the laughs continue. Cook is back on tour and coming to Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Arena. This is a one-night only gig  on Saturday, April 29th at 8 pm. Tickets go on-sale at 10 am today (Friday - 1/13/23) through Ticketmaster or Mohegan Sun. Tickets will be made available at the box-office beginning tomorrow (1/14/23).

I was such a fan of Dane, I guess I still am, there is no reason for me not to like him. But in the 2000's, everything out of my mouth was a Dane Cook reference. "What Happened to Mary? A tire hit her in the face!"

Once he blew up in popularity, the jealousy followed and it became fashionable to make fun of Dane Cook. Not only was he under attack but his style of comedy was parodied. I always thought those were cheap shots that came from a place of envy. It was particularly transparent when it came from within the comedy community.

What I know is Dane made people laugh, really hard. He made you laugh in that way where your face hurts and you actually hope he stops because you're in pain from laughing so hard. Not too many people can say they've made millions of people feel that way, Dane can.

"F-- Bees!"

If you're a young person who has not had the pleasure of seeing Dane do his thing, take ten minutes and you'll thank me later. I'm certainly hoping to get Dane on my radio show (The I-95 Morning Show) to promote this gig and thank him for the many hilarious memories. Now, I just need to remind Ethan to send out the interview request.

The prices for this event range between $40-80.

Mohegan Sun Arena is one of the busiest Arenas in the United States and is ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard MagazinePollstar and VenuesNow.

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When you're done checking out Dane clips today, go listen to the Ethan, Lou & Large Dave Show on-demand, free of music and with limited commercials. You can check out the podcast on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

Photo: Aurora Photography
Photo: Aurora Photography

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