Andrew Dice Clay is out of his mind but in total control
Andrew Dice Clay will appear as Lady Gaga‘s father in “A Star Is Born,” but ever since filming the blockbuster and leaving his sitcom “Dice” behind, he’s focusing on projects over which he can exert total creative control.
“It’s hard to be funny when you’re being stifled by suits. I can’t learn the lines if I don’t think they’re funny,” he recently admitted to Page Six. But none of his gripes apply to “A Star Is Born” director Bradley Cooper, who Clay told us is one of the “nicest people and best directors out there.”
Next for the comedic powerhouse is his podcast, “Andrew Dice Clay: I’m Ova Hea’ Now.”
“I know I have to be lumped in with the podcast people … but I wanted to do something that hasn’t been done yet,” Clay, 60, said. “The Dicecast is like where reality TV meets transistor radio, because I’m out of my mind.”
The show, which debuts Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET on GaS Digital, is recorded with four cameras instead of two at Clay’s insistence, and edited like a TV show.
“I haven’t had this much fun doing something in the longest time, because everybody always tries to handcuff me and just doesn’t let me do what I know people love,” he said of “I’m Ova Hea’ Now.” “The guests on the show always say, ‘There’s something wrong here,’ and that means I’m doing something right.”
In less than six months, GaS Digital is anticipating close to 500,000 subscribers based on Clay’s popularity alone, which he’s stoking with his social media presence.
“I never did my own social media before,” Dice told us, adding that he thoroughly enjoys roasting trolls, though he has a hard time comprehending why anyone would waste their time messing with him online.
“When I get a nasty comment, I’m allowed to go to their site and bury their whole life,” he said, adding that responding to keyboard warriors is a “way of venting” for him.
“I want them to enjoy how I feel about them. I’m never going to get over the fact that people waste valuable breathing time, their lives, hating people on the Internet,” he said.
“I never ever buckle to the political correctness of this world.”
“Do you know how bored people have to be to do that stuff? They could be writing from a mud hut in Mississippi like the people from ‘Deliverance’ with missing teeth, as long as you give me the opportunity to let you know what I think of you too,” he explained.
“I never, ever buckle to the political correctness of this world. We used to have a saying about sticks and stones,” he added. “Now anyone writes a little thing and people get fired, they lose their jobs, they ruin their lives. Words can hurt, but in comedy, comics make fun of the world and the people in it. There’s no rulebook in comedy as long as it’s funny.”
Letting any and everyone know what he thinks is precisely how Andrew Silverstein became Dice.
“That’s why I’m in the business I’m in, because there’s no way I could deal with people normally yelling at me. I can’t have a boss, and I’m never having a boss. Everybody always hates the boss, but I just won’t stand for what the boss does. Nobody tells me what to do,” he said. “So instead I became a superstar. Easy enough.”
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