Comedy Central Live Presents Dave Attell: The Insomniac Tour

Comedy News | Apr 4th, 2005

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National Stand-Up Tour Launches In Nashville, TN On Wednesday, April 20 Concert Film Of The Tour To Be Shot In Las Vegas And Premiere On COMEDY CENTRAL In October Tour Info And Links To Purchase Tickets Available At And

NEW YORK, March 21, 2005 — Dave Attell is hitting the road and bringing his friends along for an exhilarating stand-up comedy tour called “COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE Presents Dave Attell: The Insomniac Tour.” This tour marks the third time that COMEDY CENTRAL and Clear Channel Music Group have joined forces on a nationwide stand-up tour, a partnership that brings together the preeminent name in comedy and the leading producer and marketer of live entertainment events. Tour info and links to purchase tickets are available now at and
Following the April 20 kick-off at the Nashville War Memorial Auditorium, “COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE Presents Dave Attell: The Insomniac Tour” will travel to more than 35 cities nationwide (see list at the end of the release) and feature a rotating roster of additional comedians including Dane Cook, Greg Giraldo, Sean Rouse, Doug Stanhope, among many others.

For his final gigs Attell will roll into Las Vegas with Cook and Giraldo for performances on July 2 and 3 that will be shot and produced as a feature length concert film which will debut on COMEDY CENTRAL in October 2005 and be sponsored by Bud Light. Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions will serve as executive producer and director of the movie.

Comedian Dave Attell is the host and writer of COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Insomniac with Dave Attell.” The series is a travelogue of after-hours experiences in cities across the country. The New York Times says, “‘Insomniac’ is a doubly rare beast, a comedy without rancor and a travel show about the virtues of the American underdog.”

In 2003, Attell co-headlined with Lewis Black (“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”) on a successful national stand-up tour, “COMEDY CENTRAL Live Starring Dave Attell and Lewis Black,” which also featured comedian Mitch Hedberg.

Born in Queens and raised in Long Island, Attell is highly respected in the industry, the media, as well as with his audiences. Attell has made numerous appearances on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Conan O?Brien,” “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Howard Stern Show.” He has also appeared in the Chris Rock film “Pootie Tang.” Other television credits include FOX’s “Arrested Development,” NBC’s “Ed,” Drew Carey’s “Mr. Vegas All-Star Party” on HBO, COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and his own half-hour stand-up special “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents Dave Attell.”

Available in stores nationwide are COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment’s “The Best of ‘Insomniac with Dave Attell’ Uncensored Vol. 1 and Vol. 2” DVDs and Attell’s first stand-up CD, “Skanks For The Memories,” released on the COMEDY CENTRAL Records label.

Clear Channel Music Group, a division of Clear Channel Entertainment, focuses on global, national and local promoting, venue and festival management and artist touring services. The Music Group promotes live music concerts by a majority of the world?s most popular performers, as well as many new up-and-coming artists. It currently owns, operates, or exclusively books approximately 80 live entertainment venues in the U. S., including 46 amphitheaters, 10 indoor theaters, and 25 clubs plus 8 venues in Europe. Clear Channel Entertainment is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications (NYSE:CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. More information may be found by visiting and

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 86 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL is a registered trademark of Comedy Partners. COMEDY CENTRAL’s Internet address is

4/20 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium
4/21 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
4/22 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
4/23 Miami, FL The Revolution
4/24 Tampa Bay, FL Tampa Bay PAC
4/27 Boston, MA The Avalon Ballroom
4/28 Philadelphia, PA The Tower Theater
4/29 Washington, DC Lisner Auditorium
4/30 Pittsburgh, PA Byham Theater
5/1 Westbury, NY N. Fork Theatre at Westbury
5/5 Kalamazoo, MI The State Theater
5/6 Ann Arbor, MI The Michigan
5/7 Cleveland, OH Lakewood Civic Auditorium
5/12 San Antonio, TX McCombs Empire Theatre
5/13 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
5/14 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
5/15 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
5/19 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
5/20 St. Louis, MO The Pageant Theater
5/21 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
5/22 Minneapolis, MN The State Theater
5/26 New York City, NY Town Hall
5/27 Tarrytown, NY The Tarrytown Music Hall
5/28 Albany, NY The Egg
5/29 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel and Casino
6/9 Bakersfield, CA Fox Theater
6/10 Santa Rosa, CA Luther Burbank Center
6/11 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
6/12 Sacramento, CA The Crest Theatre
6/18 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
6/19 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
6/23 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
6/24 San Diego, CA Copley Symphony Hall
6/25 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
6/26 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theater
7/2 Las Vegas, NV TBA
7/3 Las Vegas, NV TBA