|Insomniac with Dave Attell|
|Created by||Dave Attell|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||45|
|Producer(s)|| Nick McKinney|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||Comedy Central|
|Original release|| August 5, 2001 – |
November 11, 2004
Insomniac with Dave Attell is a television show on Comedy Central hosted by comedian Dave Attell which ran from August 5, 2001 until November 11, 2004.
Comedy Central is an American pay television channel owned by Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom. The channel is geared for mature audiences and carries comedy programming in the form of both original, licensed, and syndicated series and stand-up comedy specials, as well as feature films.
A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience by making them laugh. This might take many forms including jokes, satirical observations, amusing situations, acting foolish or employing prop comedy. A comedian who addresses an audience directly is called a stand-up comedian. Other practises include the sitcom, sketch comedy and improv genres.
David Attell is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. He is best known as the host of Comedy Central's Insomniac with Dave Attell, which earned him a cult following. Fellow comics Patton Oswalt and Bill Burr have hailed him as the greatest off-color comedian alive.
Host Dave Attell goes through a particular city at night, usually close to midnight beginning with his performance at a local comedy club, then going to various bars, clubs, and city landmarks. He usually also stops at a restaurant that specializes in a local favorite and meets with someone that works a late-night job, typically a unique one. Along the way Attell cracks jokes with passersby and takes pictures with a disposable camera. Every episode concludes with the sun rising into the next morning and Attell saying his catchphrase "Get some sleep!" as select photos he took with the camera display on screen.
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A disposable or single-use camera is a simple box camera meant to be used once. Most use fixed-focus lenses. Some are equipped with an integrated flash unit, and there are even waterproof versions for underwater photography. Internally, the cameras use a 135 film or an APS cartridge.
The 30-minute program ran for four seasons on Comedy Central and continued with six one-hour specials that were filmed in Tokyo, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, Dublin, London, and the Southern US. Two volumes of the show under the title The Best of Insomniac Uncensored were released on DVD.
Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. As of 2018, the Greater Tokyo Area ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world. The urban area houses the seat of the Emperor of Japan, of the Japanese government and of the National Diet. Tokyo forms part of the Kantō region on the southeastern side of Japan's main island, Honshu, and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo was formerly named Edo when Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters in 1603. It became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from Kyoto in 1868; at that time Edo was renamed Tokyo. Tokyo Metropolis formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture and the city of Tokyo. Tokyo is often referred to as a city but is officially known and governed as a "metropolitan prefecture", which differs from and combines elements of a city and a prefecture, a characteristic unique to Tokyo.
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The producers of Insomniac were Nick McKinney,Dave Hamilton and Mala Chapple. McKinney and Hamilton also directed all the episodes. The show's theme song and series composer was Bob Golden.
|Season 1||Season 2||Season 3||Season 4|
|New York City||Chicago||Toronto||Amsterdam|
|San Francisco||Philadelphia||Nashville||Las Vegas|
|Kansas City||Boise||Myrtle Beach||Salt Lake City|
|New Orleans||Reno||Cleveland||Key West|
|New York City||New York City||Long Island||New York City|
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