Andrew Dice Clay Tells the Story Behind The Day the Laughter Died

291 views

12 months ago

0

Save

Andrew Dice Clay

5 appearances

Andrew Dice Clay is a stand-up comic, actor, and author. www.andrewdiceclay.com

Comments

Write a comment...

Transcript

Between sets, I went over to Greenblatt's to get a cup of coffee and I'm with this screenplay writer. His name is Mark. I forgot his last name actually. Sorry. Sorry Mark. Anyway, we're getting coffee and here comes this guy. You know Rick Rubin with the beard, the whole look. And he's with this little like heavy set guy. And I'm like, oh man, here comes some asshole, you know. And he goes, yeah, can I, can I, you know, we soft spoke and can I speak with you a minute? And I do have a Brooklyn attitude. I'll admit it, you know. And I go, yeah, well, yeah, what can I do for you pal? I gotta do another show, you know. And then the guy Mark that's with me goes, aren't you Rick Rubin? And I'm looking at him. I'm going, who's Rick? He goes, he basically created rap. And Rick goes, yeah, I want to do an album with you and I don't want to bother you. I'm going to go next door and watch the second show, you know, because I had to do another show. And that time me and Rick met and we wound up doing five albums together, you know. And we were a great team together. I mean, you know, he's Rick Rubin. And I mean, sometimes we would disagree, but you can't get Rick mad. He's an interesting cat. Well, very different human being, right? Oh, you know, I said to Rick one time, you know, when Dice Rules, where I do Grease Lightning, that was Dice Rules, the album, OK, besides the movie. And I go, did they, I was at Westwood One Radio, something like that. And on the way back, you know, I say to Rick, I go, did they put up all the posters, like you said they were going to do? You know, and he goes, I suppose. And I'm looking at him. I go, you're the boss. Don't you know? Well, I told him to put it up. Like you can't get even if he didn't like something on an album and, you know, I could get heated. You know, I'm that kind of personality. I'm like, I don't give a fuck. It's not your fucking album. Well, then I suppose you'll do what you like. I'm like, don't you ever get mad? Didn't you ever have a fight? And he goes, actually, I never had a fight. I go, you never got a punch in the face. He goes, no. I go, well, you're about to. Just get mad at me at least. Like yell at me. But great guy. And we had great experience. So when it came to the day the laughter died, so me and Rick put out hit albums. And this is right. Like, I think after Dice Rules, these are high powered comedy albums to sell millions of copies. So this you'll like. Mitzi's involved in it. This is great. So me and Rick are talking and I go, you know, you know how much I love going on late at night and just, you know, no reaction. Because that time my career got made. I was always like one of the last few acts at night at the comedy store. You know, of course, it kind of stuff I did. So there's, you know, people sitting quiet. You got a drunk in the front with his head on the table and you got four people that are just too tired to leave. You've had those. Oh, yeah. You know, and I go, I want to do like the ultimate late night set, you know, and he sort of had the same thought process. Like we just go unsuspecting crowd, you know, and this is like you would say at the height of doing the arenas. You know, craziness surrounded me at that time. It was like the Lady Gaga of stand up comedy, you know. And now I just want to go up in front of a few people with no notes, with no idea of what the album's going to be. And we do three nights at Danger Fields and it winds up the double CD, the day the laughter died. OK, and I'm just loving it. You know, the silence, the smoke. You could hear me smoke, you know, people walking out, you know, and we didn't cut any of it. You know, like I said, keep it in there. You know, it's great. You know, I really got angry, you know, at this family that came in. See, this will lead to it could set me up for Saturday Night Live to tell you stuff. But so that this family comes in these rear fucking out of town is from, I don't know, Midwest Bible belt, you know, whatever they were. But they were wearing the same coat and the same hat with the with the ball on top. Two daughters, mother, father, and they're sitting in the front. And the more I got into them, the more the father left. And I got angry at that because I'm going, this guy, I would imagine in my mind that this guy really looks to fuck around with his daughters. They were old enough. You know, they were like, I don't remember the ages, but I don't know, young 20s, late teens. And I'm going, why is this motherfucker laughing when I'm doing this instead of going like cut it out? Because I know if I was sitting there with my two daughters and some comic, some asshole on stage is going, so you like to have her on your lap or whatever I said on the album. You know, I look at the guy, I go, walk away from me and my family. Or there's a problem. You know, that's how I would get this guy's laughing and I'm angry about it. You know, so the more he would laugh, the more I would go after this motherfucker. But there's also no laughs. That's the part I did enjoy. The actual silence of the room or somebody walking out and yelling. What's that? There's a famous one line on that. You're about as funny as a glass of milk. You know the album better than me, which is ridiculous. Why would you not? That's it. I love that album.The Jerogan Experience. Between sets, I went over to Greenblatt's to get a cup of coffee and I'm with this screenplay writer. His name is Mark. I forgot his last name actually. Sorry. Sorry Mark. Anyway, we're getting coffee and here comes this guy. You know Rick Rubin with the beard, the whole look. And he's with this little like heavy set guy. And I'm like, oh man, here comes some asshole, you know. And he goes, yeah, can I, can I, you know, we soft spoke and can I speak with you a minute? And I do have a Brooklyn attitude. I'll admit it, you know. And I go, yeah, well, yeah, what can I do for you pal? I gotta do another show, you know. And then the guy Mark that's with me goes, aren't you Rick Rubin? And I'm looking at him. I'm going, who's Rick? He goes, he basically created rap. And Rick goes, yeah, I want to do an album with you and I don't want to bother you. I'm going to go next door and watch the second show, you know, because I had to do another show. And that time me and Rick met and we wound up doing five albums together, you know. And we were a great team together. I mean, you know, he's Rick Rubin. And I mean, sometimes we would disagree, but you can't get Rick mad. He's an interesting cat. Well, very different human being, right? Oh, you know, I said to Rick one time, you know, when Dice Rules, where I do Grease Lightning, that was Dice Rules, the album, OK, besides the movie. And I go, did they, I was at Westwood One Radio, something like that. And on the way back, you know, I say to Rick, I go, did they put up all the posters, like you said they were going to do? You know, and he goes, I suppose. And I'm looking at him. I go, you're the boss. Don't you know? Well, I told him to put it up. Like you can't get even if he didn't like something on an album and, you know, I could get heated. You know, I'm that kind of personality. I'm like, I don't give a fuck. It's not your fucking album. Well, then I suppose you'll do what you like. I'm like, don't you ever get mad? Didn't you ever have a fight? And he goes, actually, I never had a fight. I go, you never got a punch in the face. He goes, no. I go, well, you're about to. Just get mad at me at least. Like yell at me. But great guy. And we had great experience. So when it came to the day the laughter died, so me and Rick put out hit albums. And this is right. Like, I think after Dice Rules, these are high powered comedy albums to sell millions of copies. So this you'll like. Mitzi's involved in it. This is great. So me and Rick are talking and I go, you know, you know how much I love going on late at night and just, you know, no reaction. Because that time my career got made. I was always like one of the last few acts at night at the comedy store. You know, of course, it kind of stuff I did. So there's, you know, people sitting quiet. You got a drunk in the front with his head on the table and you got four people that are just too tired to leave. You've had those. Oh, yeah. You know, and I go, I want to do like the ultimate late night set, you know, and he sort of had the same thought process. Like we just go unsuspecting crowd, you know, and this is like you would say at the height of doing the arenas. You know, craziness surrounded me at that time. It was like the Lady Gaga of stand up comedy, you know. And now I just want to go up in front of a few people with no notes, with no idea of what the album's going to be. And we do three nights at Danger Fields and it winds up the double CD, the day the laughter died. OK, and I'm just loving it. You know, the silence, the smoke. You could hear me smoke, you know, people walking out, you know, and we didn't cut any of it. You know, like I said, keep it in there. You know, it's great. You know, I really got angry, you know, at this family that came in. See, this will lead to it could set me up for Saturday Night Live to tell you stuff. But so that this family comes in these rear fucking out of town is from, I don't know, Midwest Bible belt, you know, whatever they were. But they were wearing the same coat and the same hat with the with the ball on top. Two daughters, mother, father, and they're sitting in the front. And the more I got into them, the more the father left. And I got angry at that because I'm going, this guy, I would imagine in my mind that this guy really looks to fuck around with his daughters. They were old enough. You know, they were like, I don't remember the ages, but I don't know, young 20s, late teens. And I'm going, why is this motherfucker laughing when I'm doing this instead of going like cut it out? Because I know if I was sitting there with my two daughters and some comic, some asshole on stage is going, so you like to have her on your lap or whatever I said on the album. You know, I look at the guy, I go, walk away from me and my family. Or there's a problem. You know, that's how I would get this guy's laughing and I'm angry about it. You know, so the more he would laugh, the more I would go after this motherfucker. But there's also no laughs. That's the part I did enjoy. The actual silence of the room or somebody walking out and yelling. What's that? There's a famous one line on that. You're about as funny as a glass of milk. You know the album better than me, which is ridiculous. Why would you not? That's it. I love that album.