Insomniac with Dave Attell

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Insomniac with Dave Attell
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Created by Dave Attell
Starring Dave Attell
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes45
Production
Producer(s)Nick McKinney
Dave Hamilton
Mala Chapple
Running time30 minutes
Release
Original network Comedy Central
Original releaseAugust 5, 2001 (2001-08-05) 

November 11, 2004 (2004-11-11)
External links
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Insomniac with Dave Attell was a television show on Comedy Central hosted by comedian Dave Attell, which ran from August 5, 2001 until November 11, 2004. [1]

Comedy Central American cable and satellite television channel

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Comedian person who seeks to entertain an audience, primarily by making them laugh

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Dave Attell comedian

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Overview

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 who 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!"

A comedy club is a venue—typically a nightclub, bar, casino, or restaurant—where people watch or listen to performances, including stand-up comedians, improvisational comedians, impersonators, impressionists, magicians, ventriloquists, and other comedy acts. The term "comedy club" usually refers to venues that feature stand-up comedy, as distinguished from improvisational theatres, which host improv or sketch comedy, and variety clubs.

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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 Capital of and largest city in Japan

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Amsterdam Capital city of the Netherlands

Amsterdam is the titular capital and most populous city of the Netherlands, with a population of 866,737 within the city proper, 1,380,872 in the urban area, and 2,410,960 in the metropolitan area. Amsterdam is in the province of North Holland. Amsterdam is colloquially referred to as the "Venice of the North" due to its large number of canals which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Rio de Janeiro Capital of state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third-most populous state. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea", by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 as a Cultural Landscape.

The producers of Insomniac were Nick McKinney, [2] Dave Hamilton [2] and Mala Chapple. McKinney and Hamilton also directed all the episodes. The show's theme song and series composer was Bob Golden.

Cities visited

Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4
New York City Chicago Toronto Amsterdam
San Francisco Philadelphia Nashville Las Vegas
Miami Boston Little Rock London
Kansas City Boise Myrtle Beach Salt Lake City
New Orleans Reno Cleveland Key West
Houston Atlanta Albuquerque Austin
Memphis Phoenix Anchorage Dublin
Tijuana Montreal Portland Honolulu
Baltimore Charleston Oakland Columbus
New York CityNew York City Long Island New York City

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References

  1. "Insomniac with Dave Attell". The New York Times . Archived from the original on December 26, 2013.
  2. 1 2 "Insomniac with Dave Attell Credits". The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016.
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