When comedian Andrew Dice Clay’s name is mentioned it’s virtually impossible not to immediately picture a raven-haired man with a leather jacket. You then follow it up with a half-assed take on his legendary nursery rhymes or a variation of an “Ohhhhhhhh!” type of yelp. But it’s never as good as the original. The reason is because Dice has always been larger than life, an iconic entertainer with an iconic look, sound, and feel. There’s no one else like him. “I know what people want from me and I like to deliver that for them. If you’re a certain type of comic and want to be a different type of comic, that’s a difficult thing to do when you’re established.” Dice compares this to when an iconic brand like Coca-Cola changing it’s can design, people aren’t comfortable with change, get scared by something new and stop buying.
With that in mind, Dice told us his plans to bring his already iconic brand into a new technology format – podcasting.
This Saturday, May 11th will mark the debut of the Rollin’ With Dice and Wheels podcast, teaming up with his longtime friend Michael “Wheels” Parise for this new endeavor. Dice says, “I never felt there was one podcast that captured everything for me. Rather than wait around for someone else to do it, I said Fuck It! Let me do it. So I teamed up with one of the funniest guys I know and think we’re going to have a podcast like no one else has.”
Dice is going to have a pretty monster summer, a new book, a forthcoming career profile in Playboy’s July issue, and perhaps biggest of all, starring in the new Woody Allen film, Blue Jasmine with Louis C.K.. The same Louis C.K. who recently told Howard Stern that Dice gave him the best advice about how to be a father post divorce. Well it turns out that Dice isn’t only giving advice, he’s taking some too; from another comedian who dominates the podcast world, Joe Rogan. Read More