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Tuesday
Aug022011

Andrew 'Dice' Clay Conquers Hollywood: Take Two

www.andrewdiceclay.com(NEW YORK) -- Call it a case of art imitating life, or vice-versa. On the eighth season of HBO's Entourage, Andrew "Dice" Clay plays a version of himself -- a once thriving comedian trying to claw his way back to the top.

In real life, too, he wants a comeback.

"I say it's like a heightened version of who I really am," he said in an interview with ABC News last week. "I am from Brooklyn, I do get loud, I do get emotional."

On the show, Clay teams up with Kevin Dillon's Johnny Drama to voice an animated sitcom about apes. Clay thumps his chest, stomps his feet and flies into rages when, to paraphrase his real-life mentor Rodney Dangerfield, he don't get no respect.

That act stays on set. Prior to talking with ABC News, Clay rattled off the weather report for a New York City morning news program. Despite rocketing to fame in the late '80s with his raunchy, anything-but-PC act and headlining back-to-back sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden (a record-setting feat that led him to proclaim himself the "Undisputed Heavyweight Comedy King"), Clay knows how lucky he is to have scored a multi-episode arc on a very popular TV series.

"I am so appreciative that I was given this opportunity," he said. "The last decade was pretty rough. I went through a divorce, I lost some people that were very close to me, I had to focus on bringing up my kids. And it's the craziest thing to go from watching this show on the couch to being on television now. It's like surreal."

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