What are the characteristics of a true stand-up comedian? Many say the biggest one is never loosing the itch. The desire to stand in front of a crowd and make them laugh. It never leaves you, no matter how far you make it in the world. It’s why the inevitable call to return to the stage happens to the likes of Judd Apatow or Jon Stewart. After Jerry Seinfeld and Ray Romano conquered the 90s TV sitcom landscape, they found themselves back on small stages across the city trying out new material. It’s why Chris Rock made a entire movie where the protagonist doesn’t feel right until he gets back onto the stage. Stand-up comedy is ingrained in these comedians because, in a way, its the chance for them to shake off whatever pressures of the world exist to them and just start anew. With just some ideas on paper and the need to ask an audience if they think said ideas are funny. It’s a do-over, every time.
With that being said, it should be no surprise that Adam Sandler is having a Do-Over. Yes, Sandler’s movies are more popular than ever, and after inking a 4-movie deal with Netflix back in 2014, he seems to show no signs of stopping. The second of the two movies is The Do-Over, which also stars David Spade about a middle-aged man looking for a change from normal life and due out this May.
To celebrate the new movie, Sandler bringing it back to his roots, with a stand-up comedy tour with his friends, David Spade, Rob Schneider, and Nick Swardson called The Do-Over Tour. It’s been years since we’ve seen proper stand-up from Sandler, who has amassed a stellar movie career, but like the calls of all true comedians, the itch to get back to the stage never truly leaves a person.
Get a live Do-Over and catch Adam Sandler, David Spade, Rob Schneider, and Nick Swardson live when Netflix’s The Do-Over Tour stops by the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on May 19th.