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Birth Name: Dave Attell
Born Jan. 18, 1965 in Queens, NY, Attell grew up on Long Island. After graduating with a degree in film and television from New York University in 1987, Attell had difficulty finding work. It was while waiting tables in New York that he began to hit the open mic comedy circuit. Working odd jobs during the day, Attell found his home on the improv stage, performing his first gig at Governor's Comedy Club on Long Island. Though his dry humor often struck out with audiences, his sets often drew in the other comedians on the bill. Attell made his television stand-up debut in 1988 on "Stand-Up Spotlight" (VH1, 1988-2002), hosted by Rosie O'Donnell and featuring up-and-coming comics like Jay Mohr, ... Continue Bio >>
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