Dane Cook Gets Candid About the Backlash Against His Act – You Up w/ Nikki Glaser
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Dane Cook Gets Candid About the Backlash Against His Act – You Up w/ Nikki Glaser


– You do have to
reinvent yourself. I remember a therapist
telling me that, she’s like everyone
in show business you have to
– She specifically said you need to reinvent yourself, you know I’ve seen your act. – Dye your hair blonde. – She’s here like you’ve
never said a funny thing in your life, you’re never funny and I’m like that’s
not what I’m here for. But I remember her saying that – Somebody sent
me to a therapist about eight years ago
and I’m not gonna say who sent me but he said you
should go see this therapist to deal with like, you
know I was getting backlash and haters and
all the stuff that that I wasn’t prepared
for was going on, he goes you should
go to this therapist he works with all
comedians he gets us. – Oh dear.
– He speaks our language. He knows the jargon. – Oh he knows what
Montreal means. (laughs) That’s what they always
say about that therapist, I know who you’re talking about. – I get into this
therapy session literally the first
thing this guy says to me sitting straight across me,
put his hand on his legs he goes Dane Cook, your
name comes up a lot in here. – [Everyone] Oh my god! – [Nikki] Of course it
does, of course it does. – I was just broken
in half at that point. (laughs) (rock music) – And we’re back at You
Up with Nikki Glaser in studio we’ve
got Andrew Collin, Shulli Egar, and now
Dane, again, Cook. (applause) Dane Cook is here. – I led my own applause praise. – Yeah you started it out. Dane Cook is here
kicking off a huge tour. You haven’t been on
tour, a big, a tour – Since 1984. (laughs) – 2013 I mean that’s a while. – I know it was,
you know how it is, it’s like when you’re
cultivating new material sometimes you’re on a groove and it comes together in a year, a year and a half you’re
like I’m good to go, and then there’s other
times in your life where I’ve been doing it 29 years,
you’re still going through like an evolution of
really perspectives, and being introspective, that all need to lend
itself to our material. So I took a little more
time with it this time because I felt like I
wanted to get it perfect. – I’m excited because you were, that’s true, you were
so famous and so huge, so quickly, then you came out
with special special special because the demand
was, you needed to – Yes. – And you could, I
mean, you did it. But I’m interested to see
what what’s happened now with this five years gap, where, what kind of material, what’s
been the shift for you? – Yeah you know,
did you see the, you saw the Channeling
documentary? – Yes. – The thing about that that
kind of congealed everything for me is I grew
up loving Carling and this an unbelievable moment. Carling was doing the
hippy dippy weather man, he had the cardboard
cutout of himself that he brought out on I
guess the tonight show, and in this prolific
moment he walked out, he used, you know
it was lucrative, the hippy dippy weather
man was doing well for him and everybody knew him as that, so he brought the cardboard
cutout out and he said he was like, lot of
people know this guy he was hilarious,
we all loved him, but this guy, and he dropped
his own picture out of frame, he goes is gone. I’m George Carlin,
alright let’s start. – [Nikki] Wow. – And it was this dead silence cause everybody was like what what is this gonna be
– He shot it down. – He shot it down. And that was even really before I got into stand
up comedy full time and I thought oh wait, you
can evolve in this business, you don’t have to
stay as one thing or, people will pigeon
hole you and say you’re the guy that
rips his shirt off and his pants saying you
pour water on yourself and that’s what you do forever. But I already looked at this now I can grow up with a
generation of comedy fans. – I love that, you always kill
it on these late night shows, you’re one of my favorite
late night guest, and you have been since, I
remember when you went on chemo right after the
Tom Cruise incident where he jumped on the couch
– Jumped on the couch. – On Oprah. – Did I chase somebody
into a bathroom? – Dude, you were so funny! And I pulled it up
– yeah he sent it to me it was unbelievable.
– A month ago. – Who did I chase
into a restroom? – You, it was some
actress that you had stationed in, because (laughs) because if you don’t remember when tom Cruise was on
Oprah he went to go fetch Katie Holmes backstage
and made like a huge thing about it, but she had
like a thing on her lips, so she didn’t
wanna be on camera, and he’s like come on Katie. So you, you come out on chemo
just so committed to look I’m in love (yells) I’m in love, and just doing the
best impression – I had a tattoo but
it was a magazine that I taped in my back. – It was so funny, you
have to watch Dane Cooke, Jimmy Kimel, Tom cruise,
just search those words, it is such, you’re
so committed to that and it wasn’t like
something you would, it wasn’t the Dane
Cook that we knew at that point which was, I mean
you’re not an impressionist like that wasn’t what
I expected out of you. But it was so killer. – Yeah Kimal has always
been like that place that they let you
go and try things that are out of your lane or whatever it is the
perspective which is great. – But that could
have gone so badly. – Oh yeah. – It was so, that was a whole – I’m sure there’s another
clip you can look up online (laughs) we’ll dig those up so you
can see some of the ones where it didn’t go so great. – But I love the fact that,
in your mind as a comic and as a performer you’re like, this has to go somewhere,
and I’m just gonna walk out there and just talk
like, I wanna do some, I wanna bring
something to the table. – My comedy from the beginning, I grew up I was a real
introvert, you know, I had anxiety and panic
attacks, I was like, I had no social
skills whatsoever. So anytime I got on
stage, and the fact that I even ever
stood on a stage when I couldn’t be in
front of, you know, even at the bus stop
waiting to go to school I was panicking, it
was like torture. So it’s like every
single opportunity I have to get up
there, I wanna commit. Everything I had
because I loved it. I hated being off stage,
I was more scared in life than I was of how
I felt on stage. And I think that’s
permitted my entire career of like, I gotta take
full advantage of this while I can be out
here and feeling this, the bravado that comes
with standing on stage. – So you don’t
take it for granted every time you go
on stage, you really – Never. – Cause I heard
you talk about that and I’m always like I wish I
felt the way about the stage that Dane Cook feels
because I’ve heard you talk about this feeling of I
just want to get up there and you cherish every movement – Yeah yeah it’s
always been glamorous. Ever since I saw
when I was a kid watching Johnny Carson
growing up, or Carling, or Prior, it was like I watched
all these amazing comedians and to me it always felt
like wow that’s like, that’s a occupation where
you’re always needed – Yeah.
– To some extend you know? And I think I wanted to
feel that growing up, I wanted to feel like
needed, I had a place. So once I locked
into it I was like this is what I’m good at, I suck at pretty much
everything else in the world so I just give it all I got. – Well I wanna go back
to something you said about just having
extreme anxiety I was the same way growing up I, giving class presentations
I would just, I would have panic attacks,
I wouldn’t be able to sleep for three days before
because I was so nervous. Everything in my childhood
you would have looked at me as a child you’d be like that girl will never
be a stand up comedian. And you were having panic
attacks at the bus stop, how does one overcome that? If you’re listening, someone’s
listening now being like I wanna do stand
up comedy but it’s, I’m too scared, what do you find that was, made you
be able to do it? – I think that I
was funny at home, I would get home and I
felt like that was just, I was safe you know,
so I could do skits or I would, you know,
prank phone calls with my little radio
shack plug in you know, I would make my own
Jerkey boy type calls, and I got a rush out
of getting laughs if I would play for a
couple of my friends or my family, and so I think, I remember watching Martin
Short on Saturday Night Live when I was like
seven or eight grade, and he was doing Ed Grimly, he was doing Jacky Roberts
Junior 100 000 dollars jackpot won, and he
just, he was so happy. He was so into it. And I wanted that really
desperately in my life. And so I thought I’m gonna
try an open mic night, and how that happened was kind
of a quick story interesting I was in Cambridge Massachusetts
at Catch Rising Star, I was watching David Cross
was doing his own cross comedy within open mic night,
so he do sketches then he bring part
luck performers up. You’d sign up and then
you’d show up the next week, and if he called your name
you got pulled up on stage. Well I was just going to
watch cause I was terrified at actually going up
there, and the third week, the host went up and said
okay, next on the list and they would randomly call
you where’s Ernest Glen? And there’s like three
seconds of nothing, then I knew this
guy wasn’t there, they were gonna move
on to the next name, I put my hand up, he
goes you’re Ernest Glen I say yeah and he goes alright all the way from the
fifth row Ernest Glen. And that was my first set ever. And once I did it it felt
the way I did up there I said this is, I gotta
– I’m Ernest now. – I gotta do it again. – I’m Ernest Glenn
– Identity theft I love it. Old school. – What happened the next
week when you were Dane Cook? – I never found this
Ernest Glenn guy either. There was never an Ernest
Glenn in Boston comedy and I would Facebook try to
find him from time to time I wanted to thank him. – It’d be great if you
crushed and you couldn’t go by your regular name, and then
that guy just said somewhere Ernest Glenn HPS
fest what the fuck? – Ernest Glenn is Amy’s
Dane Cook somewhere. (laughs) – I mean, no one was more
famous than you in 2008, is that where we’re
talking that’s right? – I think everything
really started yeah, five, six, seven, eight,
everything was kind of a blur. Even though I remember
all these high water marks – I mean, what does
it look like to you when you think back
on it like what are, that must have been, I
mean there’s, no one has that experience, I can
only name a couple people who’ve had that skyrocketing. – There’s a lot of columns in, okay so first of all look
at it mostly as, you know, this pipe dream came true,
so I was grateful beyond because I had a career and
it looked like I’d be able to take it as far as I
wanted, willing to work, I could take it as
far as I wanted to go. So you had all these high
watermark moments of like I’m hosting SNL or I’m playing
Madison Square Garden or I’m – [Nikki] Rolling
Stones magazine cover. – I’m affiliating myself
with, I know Rolling Stones, I mean they smashed me
like a year later but that was the next
wave of what happens – Of course. – And I accepted that the
same way I accepted the praise cause I knew it was all just
a fucking spanking ultimately – The chair was covered right?
– Yeah yeah. – Did you know, you knew
the backlash was coming? – I think I helped
(laughs) I was like I’m gonna tear down too,
I’m ready to devolve and then evolve again. – Because you’re right, you
cannot sustain the level of fame and adoration and just
wild energy around you at that time, that’s
not sustainable so you knew it was
gonna be taken away? – I did and the thing that was, not taken away I just
knew that it would crust you know what I mean? – I guess I look at
it I’m always like if I get as famous
as I wanna be, it will be taken away,
that’s how I look at it. – That’s, we’re in it for
the long haul we’re gonna you know, are you Jerry
Louis, at 90 years old I’d see him perform,
at 90 years old I went backstage one
time, he would do a Q&A at the very end of a show,
usually lasted about 35 minutes, people would line up, ask
questions, it was hilarious cause he was salty and
he was honest and so – He didn’t give a shit. – He didn’t give a shit right? But it was awesome, and
so he did not the 35 he did like 15, and I walked
backstage and he was pissed, and nobody was near him
and his daughter was like oh Jerry wants to
see you I was like I don’t even wanna go
near him he looks upset she was like no he wants
to talk to a comedian he needs to talk to you,
so I walked up there and he goes, I
remember 90, he goes they fucking let me early. (laughs) I had another 15 of Q&A. At 90 I said, this never ends. – [Nikki] Never. – We are never
gonna be satisfied. – [Nikki] You’re right. – It’s just ever
you know, changing, and fans are gonna come and go, be like uh you’re not as
funny as your last thing and then they come around it’s
like being an Aerosmith fan, I didn’t like that
album but now I’m back but now what are you
doing but now I’m back. I looked at a career
as like people visit and they’re gonna come
and they’re gonna go. – But even when you were
at the pinnacle of success what does it feel
like you’re like I got everything I could
have ever dreamed of, I mean that is wild. – Yeah the big up
shock was the level of what I could share with
fans and my family you know? I was very close to my mom
and my dad and it was like everything that I
accomplished and got to show, especially my mom was
like a mind blowing thing cause she knew who
I really was from 14 and feeling so broken you know? Loathing myself at
a very young age, now she’s watching me on camera where I hated who I was
and now she’s seeing me you know, filming in front
of thousands of people. The thing that was
the hardest was what fame gets you,
superstardom and fame, what it really does
when you get there is it invites you and
it exposes you to okay ready welcome now here’s
everyone that hates you. And your lane’s here, and
you gotta remember that, and most people drift
off for years to come and then you try to
get back to your lane. The thing that is the most
gratifying is the more you have the more you can do
for other people. That’s the cool thing. Whether it’s, you know,
going to children hospitals or, you have so much
more clout to be able to shine lights on things
that you want people to know or performers
or products, so that’s the part that
was probably the trickiest to have to re jigger you
know, what I’m gonna do. – Yeah, what was the
biggest surprise, I’m just fascinated by fame,
and I think it’s all some, we love doing comedy but
there is a part of us that just wants to
be loved by everyone, and we want fame,
whatever that is, what was some things that
you didn’t maybe foresee when you would
become that famous? That became, was
going out in public, did you become more
paranoid, wanna stay in more, those kinds of things? – I was always like home
buddy or where you know, I built my fanbase
up through MySpace and early social networking
because I wasn’t a go out kind of person you know,
I’m 46 I’m, you know, this makes me lame
I never had a drink or drug in my whole life,
I didn’t do that stuff. – You’re a cop, I’m out of here. – I’m a cop. (laughs) I just, I loved the
minutia of what it meant to have that
correspondence with fans, that really was kind
of a kick for me. And also you gotta remember,
I could be comfortable at home talking to everybody, it
took away that anxiety that I felt of off stage
how I deal with people, so that, sitting in my
underwear with fruit loops and like writing
thousands of people that was like my
sweet spot I was like, this is great, yeah. – You touched on some of that, I don’t think enough
people give you credit for and that is literally
creating a world where comedians can
promote themselves via social media, the
internet, what you did on MySpace, you know, we talked
about being in the pinnacle of fame for you, but
the way you got there, the hassle, the fucking,
I respect hassling people so much man
– Me too. – And so many comics,
you’ve helped so many comics by putting that
process together, that template of going
online and hammering, like how does MySpace not
sent you a fucking cheque? (laughs) – I gotta say you’re
nailing it because I – They really did,
but just not directly. – Fuck yeah man. (laughs) – I think about Dane
Cook every single weekend because I, when I do shows, and I do meet and
greets afterwards, I sometimes don’t want to, I’m
tired, I don’t feel like it, I have another show to do,
people are gonna get grabby, it’s gonna upset me,
but I do it because I go that’s how Dane, I know that’s
how Dane built his audience, they have a connection with
them, those people will, if they meet me and
have a good moment, they will be my fans for life. – It’s truly true. – And I remember you either
reading that you said that or, I just know that about you, that you would take
the time after shows, spend hours meeting fans. – Longer than the shows. – I mean how, do
you still do that? I mean you, that can’t be
sustainable at your level now. – Yeah I mean, I still
do meet and greets, you know with a tour
like this it’s hard cause we’re moving to the
next thing like that night. But if people are
waiting outside or at the bus it’s like,
I’m gonna be there you know, I wanna make sure I
can still, you know, hang with whoever
wants to meet me, it’s still
– It’s really inspiring. – It’s really gratifying,
you know what I mean? It’s like people want to,
you know, 29 years later, it’s like people are as
excited to come to a show. And the thing that was
cool about when I hear it, when people say back to me
like this is what you did, that was also at a
time where it just, the old era of comedy
at that point was you didn’t do that stuff. – You posted flyers
on windshields, parks – I was, I was barking, I
was like doing everything, but that was like not
in vogue at the time, and I got a lot of crap for it, but it just felt like, I felt
like I was doing something in the never been
done before business. – Right. – So I wasn’t following
anybody else’s lead in that. – You were leading the way. – So I was like if
I fuck up it’s okay because nobody knows what’s
right and wrong with this. – You’re that dude, you’re
the dude with a machete just chopping shit
going follow me guys. – And I literally
held the machete how do you know all this?
– I know. (laughs) – I’m just sitting at my dull computer
– While you’re on MySpace. (laughs) Yeah because it is, comedians
they wanna roll their eyes at any kind of self promotion, you’re just supposed
to hate yourself, and you’re just
supposed to, that’s what a comic is supposed
to be just very, just stick to the course,
do your set, leave, if you win against anything
– it’s not the world anymore. – It wasn’t cool
to promote yourself and you didn’t care and
listen you, now we all do it. – I didn’t care
because it was like oh wow, I get to
have a great life, I get to have a couple
cool things if I need it, get to take care of my family, bought my mom a house
when I was 29 years old (laughs) you know, it’s like, a
welfare kid from Massachusets and I get to buy my mom a house. – [Nikki] It’s so cool. – Everything that
people wanna say like, but wasn’t it, you know,
wasn’t it so difficult to have A, B and C yeah, there
were definitely hardships, tough times, but every
day I could wake up and go there’s a stage somewhere
I can get on tonight, and I know I can get
laughs, and at the end of like whatever
this long career is, I hope I’m 90 complaining
backstage like my mentor. But I look at it and
go, to be able to, night after night, get on
stage and try to figure out something that connects
with the crowd, that is the challenge
that never gets boring or lessen you know. – That’s, yeah, because there’s,
you always have to write, you always have to
come up with new stuff, it never gets boring
you’re so right. Tickets for his tour Tell it
like it is are on sale now. Tell it like it is
what are we gonna, what are you talking
about on this tour, what’s the title come from? – A lot of the title
is, I wanted to get to a point in my stand up where I could use every
tool in the arsenal in terms of like, I
still love physicality but I’m 46 I’m not
gonna drop kick and do, you know,
on the mic stand or whatever I was doing before, but I still have
that same, you know, enthusiasm, that’s just,
that’s organic you know? It’s like when you see
Chris Rock practicing he’s lowkey, and then
you see him on a show and it just, you know, you know, you get in show mode
and you get up there and it all kind of you know,
comes into the character. But I didn’t ever
want the character to be somebody whom when I
saw you on the meet and greet felt like it was so different
or a put on from the show, I want to be able to pretty
much keep the demeanor and walk up and meet you
and know I can say to you I have two minutes, dude come on let’s fucking take the
picture and get out of here. And it’s okay, cause
you know who I am, you know what I’m about,
with the routine now and why I brought
Gary Shamley up was I just love the idea that
you could get introspective. And I didn’t, I had a lot of
observation for many years, but I wanted the introspection
so desperately, so – It’s scary to do that. – It’s scary. – You dig up a lot of shit. – You’re digging up
stuff but, with insight, some of these things
that happened to me that have been in
the moment like so, just, you know, almost cap
sizing moments of my life, are hilarious, now
that I’m sharing them and telling the stories. But why it took a
little longer to key was I didn’t want to be modeling. I didn’t wanna be like, hey
this is more one man show because it’s introspect,
no no no, I want LPM, laughs permitted, the same thing that you saw on Vicious
Circle or Retaliation, but with things that are
even more deeply personal. So now that I’ve got that,
we’re doing every damn city in the entire country. – [Nikki] I’m so excited how
long are you on tour for? A while. – At least until September
and then we’re already looking at like the future of it all and – Yes I’m so excited
– Oh thank you. – To see your new act,
I’ve always been a fan and I haven’t seen
you for so long I’m excited cause you did
go through some shit man. – Yeah. – I mean, and you have gotten
into some serious stuff in your past stand
up, did you feel like you were modeling
then, with that stuff? Are you approaching
it different, or? – Yeah I think with what
you’re speaking of was like, when I did Isolated
Incidents, that came after you know my mom and dad
had passed away, cancer, same year, nine months,
both of my best friends just like gone, and then
I went through the stuff with my brother and this
whole financial thing, and then I went through
the stuff with CK, and it was like within
a three year period, all these, you know pressurized, highly pressurized moments
were happening to me. So that was reflected
in Isolated Incidents and I called it that
because I felt like how I felt in that
time in my life was going to be an
isolated incident, I knew I’d get past
it and get to like whatever I felt before, a
new normal kind of thing, to quote Oprah, a new normal. And so I don’t look
at it as modeling but I just look at
that particular, I’m very fond of that show,
Mardy Colner directed it, he directed Vicious
Circle as well – It’s intimate, it
was just a departure from what we had seen from you. – The challenge that
year, I always have kind of a new year
challenge for myself, and wanted to had
something to you know, extend the abilities
or opportunities to tell different
kinds of stories was, the whole year I
planted my feet, I kept the mic in the mic
stand and never moved. For one year,
January fucking first to the end of the year,
I did not move on stage. And so when I did that show
– Wow. – It was to prepare me from
being all the animation to can I tell a whole
show with just my eyes. – [Nikki] Wow. – That’s crazy. There’s so many comics I know
that are just the opposite, they’re like I’m on
stage, I’m just standing in one spot, I
should move around to – Well you know but, that
makes sense that you did that because, you know, people
were so jealous of you, and so angry at your success,
that you became someone that people would,
the pacing the stage, the things that we all
fucking loved about you and made you so funny,
that was then being mocked. – Yeah Family Guy and
all that kind of stuff – Of course, everywhere, I mean you were so fucking huge dude. And people wanted
to make fun of it even though it was
what got you there and what we all loved. So it makes sense that you
were like, you know what? I can still do this
without all that shit, and I’ll prove it to you. And that’s really cool that you, what was your
challenge this year? I mean every year
you have a new thing? – Not so much this
year but about two, after I did Troublemaker,
Troublemaker was the last special on show
time that I directed, my first time directing – What was that like? – Amazing, because for
the first time ever you know as a
comedian we finish it and then sometimes other
people are impending on the process and, maybe
an edit is weird or, there’s always a
little something inky. I wanted to have something
that from start to end I could create and say you know, this is entirely how I saw
it and wanted it to be, the exact, the whole show. And so from that I
really, I loved that, I loved that feeling of freedom, and I liked that I could, I
can say no to a bunch of stuff, because of the opportunities
comedy has given me, and I can say yes to
like one particular thing that I’m trying to accomplish. So the last three years have
really been about this material it just took a little bit longer because like I said I wanted to, I wanted to dig into the
real nitty gritty of it all. – I’m so excited because
when you came on the scene with your comedy
central presence which was just – O one, yeah 2001. – Dude, I mean, that’s,
wasn’t that the first thing that people just go
what the, like this guy? – Yeah, oh and me too
I was like oh my god what the fuck, this is working. – That was crazy. – Yeah before that it was
a lot of years of you know. – I mean, but that was – A different what the fuck. – That was what your debut,
and you had worked so, you’d been working so many years to have that kind of
splash and now I’m excited to see all the work
that you’ve again kind of put into this, to
make a new kind of splash. Like it’s exciting, and
I’m just such a fan, and I really am
grateful as a comedian for what you’ve done for us. – Oh thank you, that means
a lot to me thank you. – It’s true dude, like I
remember getting into stand up when I first started
thinking about doing it, listening to Harmful
Sword and I still remember the stoplight I was
at in Lawrence Kansas when I was laughing
out loud so hard in a way that I had never
laughed out loud that hard. And I was like there’s something
so special about this guy, I was a huge fan I came
to see you in Vegas when you did the Insomniac tour. – Yeah yeah. – I flew with my friends
there to go see you – Oh that was a great show.
– Cause I was such a fan. I got picked to be seat filler, cause I had a regular seat
but we were like two hot girls so they asked us to
sit in the second row, then I got to go to the
VIP party afterwards because we were seat
fillers, and they didn’t know I was a comedian, I just
started a couple months ago, I told my friends I go,
you do not tell anyone I’m doing stand up,
that is humiliating, these guys are pros,
don’t mention it. And she drunkenly went
up to you and was like my friend just started
comedy and I go no, and you were so, so cool, you
didn’t need to do this at all and it was the
last thing I wanted was to bother you after
the show in this taping but you go come here,
I have some advice. You took me in the corner
and you just hounded on me and you go, here’s the
deal, don’t go to New York or LA, it’s too soon
for you, go to Boston, go to Chicago, go to
Denver, go somewhere else, work out, you just gave me
this TED talk that was like (laughs) that just to the point – This is so me
– Exactly what I needed to hear
– This is what happens. – There was no other
bullshit involved, you were so nice,
and it was just, I just like stood
there, took it all in, and like did that,
I followed it, and it was great advice,
the same kind of advice I give to people, but the
fact that you took the time to do that in that night
really meant something to me, and it speaks to your
character and I appreciate it. – Oh wow.
– You didn’t walk away going wow this guy is not
so animated off stage. – I feel like why
didn’t he hit on me? – I was a little
offended I gotta say but you were all I think everyone drank
and stayed up too late and you were, you
were professional, you did what you needed
to do and I was like oh he’s just going home,
like you’re an introvert. – That was it, yeah. I mean honestly,
even to this day, you know when I do
the meet and greet, I love meeting people but
that’s still the hardest part you know it’s just – Sitting through the jokes. (laughs) – [Nikki] Yeah. – He’s so racist. – You are so racist. – Always. – Dane Cook is on tour now,
you gotta go see him guys, the tour is called
Tell it like it is, you can find all the tour
dates on danecook.com, he’s gonna be on
tour till September going everywhere,
so wherever you are, he’s going to be there
somewhere close by, go see him, danecook.com,
Dane Cook thank you so much – You’re the best
thank you so much. – Thank you, thank you
– Appreciate it. (rock music)

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100 thoughts on “Dane Cook Gets Candid About the Backlash Against His Act – You Up w/ Nikki Glaser

  1. My actual name is Dane Cook, I remember my brother yelling that I was on Leno one night. I was 17 ish and I thought please don’t let this guy get huge……….

  2. I mean his act was just him shouting his punchlines while running across the stage…yeah sane people tired of it rather quickly.

  3. Dane Cook was and always was funny. Problem was the same mediocre bitch comedians decide who is worth being big time. He stole? Oh really? Who the fuck hasn't? Either by jokes or presence they stolen. Yet they defend Amy Schumer's fat unfunny ass when she did it. Dane also went through alot of horrible personal shit. Also the dude can actually act.

  4. My name is Dane Cook…

    I hate bees.. I punch every bee in the face..

    I shout my jokes and run across stage

    I've been accused of joke theft

    I'm older and rougher and fatter now. .

    . . .But that is because I ended up getting that CMT 2005; you know and I outfitted it with some cushions for inside the rolling drum of the cement truck.. I've just been hanging out, rollin around inside while I have my besties throw treats at me..

    But not green apple though.. oh no.. I'll stab you in the jaw and you'll go down..

    . .But. . . I did go on down to my doctor's though.. and Botulinum toxin does wonders. .

    . .But. . . bringing this all to fruition.. all that is behind me now and life seems good, you know? Or so I hope. I just got to do some gigs.. more Giiigsss.. You know.. bask in that ambiance..

    Cheers 🍻

  5. Man, his face really changed with age. I remember him looking somewhat like Ryan Reynolds not too long ago.

  6. So happy that cat has stayed in the game. He more or less introduced me to modern comedy. Could never quite figure out the lashing he got.

  7. i wont even lie i was a fan, and then went through my oh hes the worst phase but he seems better now that hes away from the lime light and craziness that happens from almost instant fame. Id check out his material to see what the new Dane is like.

  8. SHE IS TRYING SO HARD TO NOT CARE, I CAN'T STAND THIS GARBAGE MILLENNIAL GENERATION!!! THERE SO CONFUSED AND ENTITLED!!

  9. Danecook ROCKS…….BUT FUCK COMEDY CENTRAL!!!!!! BUNCH OF UNFUNNY S.J.W PUSSYS NOW. Just look at the daily show now

  10. A cute girl behind dane……buy a ugly ramdom blonde interviewing him. Weard. I get why shes on radio tho. Gota hide

  11. Dane you a Real Nigga stop letting the lames get to you.. 94% of all internet commenters are haters. Most real fans watch laugh and leave, for every shitty critic there are 4 fans rooting for you.

  12. Dane Cook is the single most UNfunny "comedian" I've ever seen. His success was spawned from his ability to connect with college kids on social media. Nothing else.

  13. How in the middle of all those introverted anxiety ridden teen angst years, did you not do any drugs or drink Dane?

  14. People hating on Dane Cook are people trying to impress this friend in college who was a pretentious tool and pretended to get Andy Kaufman. Nobody gets Andy Kaufman that’s why he’s a genius.

  15. Right after Nikki mentions Dane Cook on Jimmy Kimmel and to search it I immediately paused, searched, and proceeded to laugh my ass off lol.

  16. In the early 2000s Dane was one of the best comedians in the world. I don’t understand the hate. I heard he stole jokes and if he did he didn’t steal as much as Schumer did. Danes Comedy Central special was fucking hilarious. His acidity spit/the finger/ordering food prank/by round of applause/dancing around shoes bits were some of the funniest bits I’ve ever heard. It’s weird today how someone can be so loved one day then hated the next is confusing to me. I don’t care what people say about Cook…..the dude really is funny.

  17. 2:13 I bet Gallagher wishes he woulda had a moment like this. Also thinking there's a jab at Bert Kreischers lame ass. The whole Rogan mafia of comics are all so overrated and work to take down any west coast comic thats not in their sphere.

  18. The chick interviewing him talked more than her guest. Me me me… uhhhg. It should have been titled Nikki Glasser talks about herself – w/ Dane Cook. Shut up already and let the man talk.

    Every time he starts to tell a story, she interrupts him and starts talking about herself and how his experiences are merely triggers that are about her life.

    This reminds of arguing with a fool that s constantly devising a rebuttal, but never listens or contemplates what is actually being said. We missed out on some interesting stories thanks to her never ending interruptions.

  19. Shuli is on this show? How the fuck did this guy sneak into comedy? It's annoying how he tries to relate to Dane like he's been there. I dare you to go listen to his stand up, he's a cringe worthy hack.

  20. How dose she just ask him do you regret poopn out and joke theft nicki is such a good person and hella funny obviously you need a killer agents make em fight to get you a better deal seriously like Jay's she was willing to do anything you are way way funnier than Jay or Dave but thay make 40 mill a year Wright a movie for your self tooled to equip you . just sayn I know I'm a duesh really get out of my head because of your comedy and my mom was killed in front of me last year so it's hard to get out of my "head" but your that funny and you don't make every guy feel like an evil piece of crap. Raw

  21. Damn! He’s such solid dude and so grounded. Amazing how pop culture LOVES to take new idols build them up and then tear them down. It’s a cycle in music and entertainment. Remember how they blew up brittney then celebrated her psychological break. Much respect to Dane🤙🏻

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