Dave Attell


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Show Summary

The show opens with Adam talking with Dave Attell about his long history doing standup in New York. Adam also recalls seeing Dave perform in San Francisco, and thinking he was a ‘master craftsman.’ The guys then talk about Dave’s new series, ‘Dave’s Old Porn,’ which features comedians and former porn stars looking back on their old sex tapes. Adam also complains about strip clubs, and the problems with porn today.

Dave talks with Adam about living on cigarettes and coffee all the time, and how boring life became once he stopped drinking. Adam then asks Dave if the work of doing standup is draining on him, and Dave says as long as there are fans there that get his humor, he doesn’t care where or to how many people he performs.

In the last part of the show, Adam and Dave talk about some of their favorite comedians, and the tragic circumstances of both Mitch Hedberg and Greg Giraldo’s deaths. The guys then wrap the show discussing how glad they are to not have regular labor-intensive jobs anymore.


Visit www.DavesOldPorn.com for more info on today’s guest. You can also follow him on Twitter @OldP0rn (remember there’s a numerical 0 in P0rn, not a letter O).

Show Credits

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producer: Mike Lynch
Producer/Voice Over/Post-Production: Mike Dawson
Audio: Gary Smith
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

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  1. Jim

    First! Can’t wait to get it on. This should be a good one. Thanks Aceman for another great show.

  2. Mauschwitz

    HELL YES! – Attell Rules – Bring back Insomniac! (and Jacuzzi Pete)

  3. GuyDudeBro

    fuck ya, Dave Attell is the dopest jew in town.
    that fucking ferret face jeff ross should should clean Attell’s toilet and wash his balls to learn some real comedy.

    • Page

      I agree wholeheartedly

  4. big jim
    big jim10-19-2011

    ‘Dave’s Old Porn’ needs to cover ‘Taboo 2’.

  5. GuyDudeBro

    indeed taboo 2 is a must.
    jst ck’ed out the Dave’s Old Porn site, this is gonna b awesome.

  6. flyfishinjam

    I always point out these dudes that buy bikes beyond what they can do anything with. I got a Cannondale but it’s a 8 years old. Some of these guys buy a new carbon fiber bike for 5-8k every six to eight months, blow my mind. When I got mine slopping tubes took off and some clown said he has to get rid of a new Caad5 to get a bike with a slopping top tube. Just marketing to make less sizes and people fell for it.

    • May Kadoodee
      May Kadoodee10-20-2011

      15 year old Manitou FSR w/old school XTR 8 speed… I loves it…


    ID3 tags

    come on ‘Porcelin Punsher’ Fondelier

    • mikelynch

      About the ID3 tags. There is an issue with our server when we do “geotargeted” spots (ads that only play if you download in Phoenix or Sacramento or something like that) that blows out the ID3 tags. We’re working on getting it resolved.

  8. MetalFlakeBlue

    Yes, love Dave Attell. OldPorn is a brilliant show concept. I always wondered why no one had come up with it before.

  9. Matty54

    Dave Attell is a one of the best comedians out there, hearing him and Adam will be awesome.

  10. Craig in Seattle
    Craig in Seattle10-19-2011

    As one of Adam’s chosen people here in Seattle. I have chosen to spend my money to see only two comedians live, Carrot Top and Pauly Shore.

    Just Kidding, those two people are obviously Adam Carolla and Dave Attell, much to my wife’s chagrin.

    Sorry Baby.

  11. dave

    YES! I love Dave Attell….really looking forward to listening to two of the funniest guys shoot the shit.

  12. Sip

    Dave Attell is fucking awesome. He is a celeb in my world…

  13. Grant

    Drunk Andre Agassi meets retarded Pete Sampras.

    • LaoSooey

      This made me laugh. Cheers!

    • Page


  14. progwrx

    Awesomeness! Attell is great!

    Heres to hoping the NY comedians keep coming rather than just the people from Apprentice.

    Louis CK would also be fucking great.

  15. Sluggh

    Ace thinks a golf fairway is called a “field.” Comedy gold!

  16. Sluggh

    Nice call, Grant.

  17. toorude89

    Grant is right.

  18. Flatulator

    Adam is at his best when he’s relaxed like this. It’s a relief not to hear screaming about taxes and Joe Jackson.

  19. Ledgewood

    It’s really too bad that this one wasn’t like 3 hours. Mitch Hedberg was so goddamn funny.

    “I’m against picketing, but I don’t know how to show it.”

    • Page

      Mitch was the first comic I saw live, and the only comic I’ve seen multiple times besides Adam. Miss him.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle10-20-2011

      “I like wearing necklaces, because it lets me know when I’m upside down.”

  20. Joe Hammer
    Joe Hammer10-20-2011

    Best episode ever! You and Dave should move into a loft together on the upper East side and raise little comedy babies.

  21. flaco

    Adam and Dave are kindred spirits in porn. This podcast was long overdue. Get it on!

  22. fitter

    what the skinny? why is the Aceman in NYC?

    • Ledgewood

      Trying out for the Yankees. They’re really unhappy with A-rod’s postseason play, so the Aceman is seeing what he can do at the hot corner.

      • fitter

        now I understand all the segery, gettn’ it on for the show, you think Costner will tell him to “hit the bull”

      • evans

        Another homer from Ledgewood.

    • Harry L
      Harry L10-20-2011

      celeb apprentice

  23. J-ROC

    Damn this was a good one. I only wish it was longer.

  24. J-ROC

    That’s what she said

  25. rushbaby

    Good times!

  26. Fred Sanford
    Fred Sanford10-20-2011

    Dave was just on the Nick & Artie Lange radio show that same night, he must have left there and went over to talk with Adam about the same stuff.

    • May Kadoodee
      May Kadoodee10-20-2011

      whoa whoa whoa whoa, stop the clock… where is Artie on the radio? Is it local? Is it something you can get off of the internet? cange of subject… This was indeedey “a slice of Apple Pie Alamode” per diam?, ah ha, per day, got it…

  27. T Money
    T Money10-20-2011

    Anyone else see Attell on the Greg Geraldo tribute special? He looked like an unkempt homeless man

    Love that dude though, hosting Insomniac was such a great gig

  28. Poochie's Uncle
    Poochie's Uncle10-20-2011

    Attell better get that cough looked at or he will be the next dead comic.

  29. Perfectly Normal, Perfectly Healthy
    Perfectly Normal, Perfectly Healthy10-20-2011

    Attell is great.

    P.S. Let’s get Stanhope on the show.

  30. Jessica

    I miss the music drops and all the background stuff Bald Brian brought to the picture. Adam mentioned strip clubs without a “cherry pie” drop.

  31. Fred Sanford
    Fred Sanford10-20-2011

    @ May Kadoodee: Not trying to rock the funboat, google Nick & Artie show.

    Somewhere around the 50-55 minute mark, Dave talks about todays generation living clean, hitting the gym, no smoking, etc…Adam jumps in and starts a mini-rant about sucking up creatine with Dane Cook and going on 10k runs and instead they should be whoring, up all night drunk…Wasnt he just asking Lou Ferrigno for tips on nutrition saying how he has to get in shape? Lol. One day this view, another day that view.

    • May Kadoodee
      May Kadoodee10-20-2011

      I did, thanks…

  32. Jessica

    “Waterboarding the cock with saliva” – AC. Hilarious.

  33. T Money
    T Money10-20-2011

    What a classy pic of Nina Hartley

  34. Legendary Burro
    Legendary Burro10-20-2011

    Get Rogan and Stanhope at the same time that would be awesome.

  35. paddym

    Wolfberg!. Get Gavin McInness on btw…

  36. Tracey

    Ok, this is weird. I just watched ‘Hey, your mouths not pregnant!’ before tuning into Ace.
    Not sure what that means…but its a double dose of awesome!

  37. speaking of drops
    speaking of drops10-20-2011

    Why has BB not grabbed that quote from Big Lebowski about “I hate the fu**ing eagles!” Aceman says something along those lines once a week.

  38. big T
    big T10-20-2011

    the photo of Attell with Carolla looks like it was taken with my grandma’s cell phone.

    • Big T
      Big T10-20-2011

      It was, imposter.

  39. MicMac

    I fucking hate Dave Attell! Crappy guests back to back, Lou Furigno and now Attell. Must be a slow week. ARGHHHH!

    • May Kadoodee
      May Kadoodee10-20-2011

      get used to reduced show times and NY area guests for the next month MicMac, Dave Attell Rocks!

    • MicMac

      I know, I am just being a dick. It’s what I am best at.

    MORE DROPS10-20-2011

    Good call on the Eagles quote. Another Lebowski drop needed “Shut the fuck up Donny” and/or “Donny you’re out of your element!”

  41. Kerrick

    Looks like Daves got some hair?

  42. DES

    D.A. is a champion… good show…really the 1st show in weeks i have listened to completely

  43. Ron Blumpkin
    Ron Blumpkin10-20-2011


  44. Something More Appropriate
    Something More Appropriate10-20-2011

    Porn stars wear dog tags. Semper Fidelis.

  45. Something More Appropriate
    Something More Appropriate10-20-2011

    Has there been a Fox News porn spoof yet? Ann Coulter is kind of sexy. And there’s Megyn Kelly and Martha MacCallum. Tag-line: “The right side of wrong”.

    It’s probably already been done. Sorry if this is redundant.

    And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

  46. Genius brainfart
    Genius brainfart10-20-2011

    Qaddafi looks so peaceful in that picture. My guess is a bullet up his butt preceded the bullet to his forehead.

    Sic semper tyrannis.

  47. Ponce DeLorean
    Ponce DeLorean10-20-2011

    Hedberg grinded his teeth like me, but in the Attel pictures, I can’t discern any teeth, at all — a gaping maw. Hump like a snow-hill.

    • Graham Wellington
      Graham Wellington10-20-2011

      There really are some interesting folks who post on this comments section.

      I guess it really does take all kinds!

  48. Stan

    Between Adam being able to utter the phrase “strip club” without music blaring and the smooth way the Chris D’Elia show went, I feel the drops have to go. I like BB on the show, but Adam can give him another role.

  49. Ponce DeLorean
    Ponce DeLorean10-20-2011

    Adidas and Badidass, three to the wind.

  50. carl weathers
    carl weathers10-20-2011

    first of all, i cant believe the word reggaeton came out of adam’s mouth…lol epic!!!…i loved this episode, dave attell is awesome…i remember watching his insomniac show on comedy central when i was in high school….

  51. Burt

    If Dave Attell doesn’t kick the smokes, the next interview he’ll be talking through an electronic voice box.

  52. Blake

    God Dave sounded terrible. He will have throat cancer someday. Just an awful podcast to listen to. And Dave was not funny at all.

  53. El Gordo Loco
    El Gordo Loco10-21-2011

    Adam Carolla and Dave Attell discuss Mitch Hedberg, Doug Stanhope, and vintage porn..this is the best podcast in the history of podcasts

  54. Shew

    Love the show without the annoyning sound drops. The drops have become offensive to the integrity of a world class podcast.

  55. wade

    Dave Attell sounds like he’s dying of lung cancer

  56. drifterforhire

    Thanks to Adam for having Dave Attell on the show. Dave, I look forward to your new show. I have “attell” on permanent search in the topic of my dvr search, and you have NOT been around on the tube in quite a while. Long live The Insomniac!!

  57. :(

    not my favorite show

  58. Juicemachine

    Atell names the new upcoming comics – the Kids without Souls as his faves. The ‘black heart’ comics yay!

    Anyways, I think every might be agreeing we can use a few less drops all the time.

    I have an issue with isolated quotes being dropped and sometimes can’t quite make out if Adam is saying it ‘live’ or its a drop.. or is Alison saying that or BB is dropping it etc.

    Anyways, Good podcast!

  59. MikeA

    This could be the best podcast ever. We need to have him on again.

  60. Alison's merkin
    Alison's merkin10-26-2011

    ^^ agreed

  61. hood

    Great Show!

  62. Sluggh

    Nice to see a shoebox pinhole camera still in use.

  63. Mike Litzwett
    Mike Litzwett10-28-2011

    Who performed that smooth instrumental that Adam talked over in the beginning of the episode (when he spoke of the ustream situation)?

  64. Dave

    Thanks Dave Attell!!!

  65. donewithidiots

    Attell is great. These guys have a good chemistry as well. Loved Insominiac, and all his acts. Too bad Dave sounds like the cigs are winning. Hey Dave, knock them off and ask your doctor for those little inhalers that look like cigar tips, but all plastic. They WORK. Love your show on Showtime, “Dave’s Old Porn”. Love seeing those old XXX stars talking about stuff. Especially when Nina Hartly acts like she’s embaressed at watching her old stuff when her newer stuff is muuuuuch worse.lol

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