Dane Cook. This Is Dane Cook. Episode 529 with The Real Brad Lea (TRBL)
Dane Jeffrey Cook is an American stand-up comedian and film actor. He has released many comedies and has performed in his very famous HBO special, Vicious Circle special titled Rough Around The Edges as well as on Comedy Central and Netflix several times. He is known for his use of observational, often vulgar, and sometimes dark comedy.
He is one of the first comedians to use a personal webpage and MySpace to build a large fan base, and in 2006 was described as "alarmingly popular". As an actor, Cook has appeared in many famous flicks with very well-known and famous actors like Jessica Simpson, Ashley Judd, Kate Hudson, Dax Shepard, Kevin Costner, and Alec Baldwin to name a few. He was also the second comedian EVER to sell out Madison Square Garden.
In this episode, Dane and Brad discuss who Dane Cook really is and his journey between comedy and entrepreneurship. They also critique Brad’s stand-up and it’s not what you may think… Tune in!
02:20 “If you’re not a struggling comedian, then you’re not a comedian.” - Dane Cook
02:51 Bomb: Do everything in your power to exploit what you have mastered.
04:20 Bomb: The truth is more alluring in business than anything else
06:53 Brad’s stand-up
10:50 The app Dane is developing…
11:26 Back to Brad’s stand-up
16:07 Brad’s career in stand up looking promising…
21:20 How Dane created his own system
24:09 Bomb: Netflix
25:35 Bomb: “What other people think of me is none of my business.” - Dane Cook
26:13 Bomb: You have to own and build your own playing field
32:32 Bomb: Mediocrity rules but have you ever seen what Mediocrity pays?
36:57 Dane’s parents
38:20 Before Dane was Dane Cook
43:40 Acting Career
46:14 Bomb: “If you’re not invited to the party, throw your own party.” - Brad Lea
47:35 Bomb: Write it down
50:28 “Vulnerability is the best strength you can have.” - Dane Cook
51:10 Bomb: The right soldiers on your team
52:50 Louie Anderson
56:00 Brad’s Next Movie
59:08 What the #Bombsquad can do
01:01:36 DM Dane that you heard him on Dropping Bombs and he may pick you to come hang out in Vegas with him and Brad.