We don’t run press releases at The Brooklyn Paper — but when the news is this big, we can’t hold back vital information from our readers. So here it is, hot off the e-mail machine:
ANDREW DICE CLAY COMES HOME TO BROOKLYN
MCU Park — Saturday, Oct. 1
Tickets on Sale — Monday, Aug. 1 at 10 am
Andrew Dice Clay comes home to Brooklyn to play one exciting night on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 pm. Tickets are available by going to www.diceinbrooklyn.com. There is a special ticket presale for all of Dice’s loyal Brooklyn fans by going to the website and entering the special password “Dice.” [Boy, that was hard to figure out!]
“Believe it or not, this is the first time I’ve really ever played Brooklyn,” says the born and breed native. “I’ve played just about every place in New York City from Carnegie Hall to Madison Square Garden, but never Brooklyn. The funny thing is everyone has always called me ‘Brooklyn’s favorite son.’ And I can’t begin to tell ya what I used to do the chicks on the rollercoaster in Coney Island.”
It’s not every day that a performer comes with an adult content warning label, but Andrew Dice Clay is proud to be that performer and America’s most controversial and dangerous comic of all time. Having sold out hundreds of sports arenas from coast to coast, starred in feature films and HBO specials including The Adventures of Ford Fairlane and Dice Rules, released best-selling DVDs and a string of multi-gold and platinum selling CDs; Andrew remains the “Undisputed Heavyweight King of Comedy.” And that isn’t enough, to this day; Dice remains the only performer banned for life from MTV.
That’s a pretty interesting release, but it only tells half the story. The full story? The Brooklyn Paper is almost entirely responsible for Clay’s emergence at the pre-eminent comedian of the 1980s. See, back in 1979, the man who would come to be known as “Dice” was just Andrew Clay Silverman, a fast-talking schlub who worked part time in his father’s Court Street law office — or, as The Brooklyn Paper called him then, a “Jewish John Travolta.”
He spent whole afternoons wooing (with his comedy!) our then-editor Laurie Sue Brockway, who wrote the first article on him on March 6, 1979.
The rest, of course, is history: Dice went on to superstardom and The Brooklyn Paper continues to be excellent.