ROLLING WITH DICE
FUNNYMAN ANDREW DICE CLAY BRINGS HIS COMEDY TO JUPITERS
Andrew Dice Clay has achieved many things. The controversial US comedian has sold out two consecutive nights at New York City’s Madison Square Garden – a record unequalled to this day.
He’s been banned from MTV for life for reciting naughty nursery rhymes. He’s even worked with Cate Blanchett and Woody Allen.
But the self-proclaimed “Diceman” hasn’t tested his stand-up skills on an all- Australian audience. Until now. Anyone who suspects Clay might be apprehensive about his first-ever trip Down Under simply needs to stick his name into YouTube to be proved wrong.
“I’ll give them exactly what they want, and what they came to see – the most outrageous comic in the world,” Clay says backstage before his first Sydney show.
“This is the first time I’ve left the States to perform somewhere, and that’s what’s exciting to me, to see if what I do in the States works here just as well.”
The notorious all-smoking, X-rated New York native certainly has Australian fans; they date all the way back to his 1990s prime. So he knows they’re here. “I just want to deliver for them. I want them to leave the theatre and say ‘I never saw anything like that’.”
Not that Clay knows what “that” is yet.
Only half an hour before he goes on stage to transform into his obnoxious “Diceman” character, the 57-year-old still couldn’t say what’s going to come out of his mouth.
He says he never really thinks about his shows at all until he’s doing them.
“My rehearsal is basically on stage. That’s how I like to perform. I like it to be very organic,” he explains.
Clay was the “original” rock’n’roll stand-up comic.
His rise was meteoric, mostly because no one in America had ever seen anything quite like him.
Clay mostly joked about sex. And gay people. And sex.
His infamous lowbrow appropriations of nursery rhymes made crowds explode with laughter.
Andrew Dice Clay, Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Saturday night.
Andrew Dice Clay does his ‘rehearsal’ when he gets on stage.