*** UPDATE 10-18-2010 ***
Dane Cook's upcoming shows this week in Florida have been cancelled due to recent personal matters. The dates that are affected are Tallahassee, FL on October 21 (Leon County Civic Center), Gainesville, FL on October 22 (Stephen O’Connell Center), West Palm Beach, FL on October 23 (Cruzan Amphitheatre), and Tampa, FL on October 24 (1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre). ''I appreciate all the support from my fans in Florida and I promise you all, that I will be back soon," said Cook. Ticket holders will be offered the opportunity to be placed on a priority notification for premium seating for all of Dane's rescheduled Florida dates in the future. Refunds are available at the point–of-purchase.
The tour will continue as planned through 30 cities in the United States and Canada starting back up in Syracuse, NY on Tuesday October 26th and concluding on Saturday December 4th.
Also a leading-man actor who appeared in the films “Good Luck Chuck” with Jessica Alba in 2007 and “My Best Friend’s Girl” with Kate Hudson in 2008, Cook has become a comedy phenomenon who is the only comedian in history to have 2 albums debut in the top 5 of the Billboard 200 chart (2005's Retaliation and 2009's ISolated INcident).
The comedian’s 2010 tour had been scheduled to coincide with the release of a new greatest hits comedy album on Nov. 23.
On Thursday, October 21st the rock star of comedy Dane Cook kicks off his blockbuster 25 city North American tour at the Leon County Civic Center in Tallahassee, FL. The large scale success of his Isolated Incident Global Thermo Comedy Tour, which was attended by close to a million people, earned Cook the title by Forbes Magazine to be one of the most successful tours in recent history. Coupled with the success of his Comedy Central special and comedy album of the same name, Cook embarks on a new, more up close and personal 2010 fall/winter tour.
"After 80 arenas last year, I wanted to go back to the small clubs and work on a brand new hour of stand up comedy. Now I'm jumping back on the road to perform for comedy fans everywhere. I've got that new hour plus a few bad ass surprises. This follow up tour is about hitting a bevy of unique stages in my continuing quest to perform literally everywhere. Special surprise guests, brand new jokes & I'm off my diet so it's all about to go down!"
Named a "comedian phenom and icon" by Entertainment Weekly, Dane Cook has maintained his reputation as one of today's most prolific stand-up comedians while simultaneously distinguishing himself as a charismatic and versatile actor in a variety of film and television projects.
Cook has starred in several films in the past few years, My Best Friends Girl (opposite Kate Hudson and Alec Baldwin), Dan in Real Life (with Steve Carrell), Good Luck Chuck (with Jessica Alba), Mr. Brooks (with Academy Award winners Kevin Costner and William Hurt), and Employee of the Month...his first leading role that just recently was named as one of the top 20 highest grossing digitally downloaded films of the decade. Additionally, Cook has also appeared in a number of other feature films, including Waiting (with Ryan Reynolds and Anna Farris), London (with Jessica Biel and Chris Evans), and Mystery Men (with Ben Stiller).
In the television world, Cook has hosted Saturday Night Live twice, including the season premiere, helping the program earn the highest non-sports ratings of any network that year. Additionally, Cook created, directed and starred in the network's nine-part comedy documentary series, Tourgasm and wrote, executive produced and starred in Vicious Circle, a feature-length stand-up event, which was filmed in front of 40,000 people during 2 sold out shows at Boston Garden.
Combining energetic comedy, clever wordplay, and trenchant observations about human behavior, Cook's unique brand of stand-up and accessible guy-next-door attitude have galvanized audiences of all ages on the national scene for over a decade. He catapulted to media headlines when his sophomore comedy CDx2/DVD, Retaliation, bucked industry trends by debuting at #4 on the Billboard 200. The album, which has hit double platinum, marked him as the highest charting comedian in 27 years, earning him a place alongside best-selling comedy vets Bill Cosby, George Carlin and Steve Martin. Additionally, his debut CD/DVD release, Harmful If Swallowed, as well as Rough Around the Edges, filmed in front of 40,000 fans during 2 shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City, have appeared on eight different Billboard charts. Last year, his last album, ISolated INcident, was the highest rated special on Comedy Central, and became his second album to debut at number #4 on the Billboard charts, making him the only comedian in history to achieve that feat.
In November of last year, Cook also broke ground in the music industry with the release of his first rock single, I'll Never Be You, and Simon Said which he performed on this year's finale of American Idol.
Among his many honors as a stand-up comedian, he was named Rolling Stone Magazine's "Hot Comic," Stuff Magazine's "Coolest Comic of the Year," and the winner of Comedy Central's Stand-up Showdown more times than any other comedian. Additionally, his arrival on the cultural stage was confirmed when Time Magazine listed him as one of the world's 100 "Most Influential People."
As a result of his efforts, his website, danecook.com, now receives over 500,000 hits per month, his MySpace following has grown to an unprecedented community of 2,500,000 friends, and his Facebook and Twitter have surpassed 4 million followers.
Cook will release his 6th album in seven years, entitled DANE COOK * I DID MY BEST * GREATEST HITS which will feature his biggest bits along with never before released material
Tickets for the show are $34.75 and $74.75. Additionally, two special VIP ticket packages are available. A "Platinum Front Row Hot Seat Package" which includes a front row ticket, a concert tour shirt, backstage passes, VIP Collectable Laminate, and a photo with Dane. There will also be a "Gold Hot Seat Package" which includes all of the above, plus guaranteed tickets in rows 3 through 5.
Showtime: 8:00PM Call: 800-745-3000 Log onto: www.ticketmaster.com
The Leon County Civic Center is located at 505 West Pensacola Street Tallahassee, FL 32301
21-Oct Tallahassee, FL
22-Oct Gainesville, FL
23-Oct West Palm Beach, FL
24-Oct Tampa, FL
26-Oct Syracuse, NY
27-Oct Pittsburgh, PA
28-Oct Toronto, ON
2-Nov Kingston, ON
3-Nov State College, PA
4-Nov Buffalo, NY
5-Nov Richmond, VA
6-Nov Uncasville, CT
7-Nov Portland, ME
8-Nov Moncton, NB
10-Nov Greenbay, WI
11-Nov Champaign, IL
12-Nov Chicago, IL
13-Nov Louisville, KY
14-Nov Memphis, TN
15-Nov Oklahoma City, Ok
16-Nov Wichita, KS
18-Nov Grand Forks, ND
19-Nov Des Moines, IA
20-Nov Denver, CO
21-Nov Las Cruces, NM
24-Nov Phoenix, AZ