As a kid, Dane Cook would perform stand-up for his family, often mimicking his favorite TV comedians like Bill Cosby and Johnny Carson. He began performing in comedy clubs in 1990 and landed a spot on Comedy Central's Premium Blend in 1998. It was the first of many collaborations with the cable network and the beginning of Cook's rise to fame.
In 2003, Cook released his first full-length comedy album, Harmful If Swallowed. He was also one of the first celebrities to add a profile to MySpace. In 2005, his sophomore effort, Retaliation, went double platinum, becoming the most successful comedy album since Steve Martin's A Wild and Crazy Guy in 1978. That year, he founded Superfinger Entertainment in order to produce his own albums and videos.
Cook's legions of fans have made him one of the hottest comics in the industry, evidenced by three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden in 2006.
Where: Emerald Queen Casino - I5 Showroom
When: Saturday, June 16th
Tickets: On sale now at emeraldqueen.com