By Russo Millien
Chain-smoking, foul-mouthed funnyman Andrew Dice Clay, the polarizing comic who’s broken sales records and sparked boycotts, is performing three consecutive nights of his stand-up act at The Paramount in Huntington this week.
Fans should brace themselves as “The Diceman” takes them on a wild ride of politically incorrect, vulgar humor with occasional crowd participation. But don’t worry, it’s all in good fun.
“Comedy is comedy,” he told Buzzfeed. “I just made a bigger-than-life comedic figure. I wanted to give people a comedic hero.”
Clay’s act got him banned from MTV when he did his infamous adult nursery rhyme routine during the channel’s 1989 video music award ceremony. His sexist humor has sparked protest by women’s groups and in 1990, Nora Dunn of Saturday Night Live walked off the show when it was hosted by him.
The Brooklyn native tells his critics that his stand-up act is just that: an on-stage persona meant to make audiences laugh, not a reflection of how he lives his life. His bit was spawned from his improv and impersonation work before he launched his stand-up career.
He boasts being the first stand-up comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row. His resume includes a long list of TV, radio and movie appearances, including his starring role in The Adventures of Ford Fairlane and recent memoir, The Filthy Truth.
He’s most recently been competing on My Kitchen Rules. But, considering he was the first contestant that Donald Trump fired from Celebrity Apprentice, fans should expect The Dice Man to make a few jokes about The Donald.
Andrew Dice Clay is scheduled to perform at The Paramount, which is located at 370 New York Ave. in Huntington. For more information, visit paramountny.com Tickets range in price from $39.50 to $99.50. The shows are scheduled for 8 p.m. March 1, 2 and 3.