July 13, 1990 |
Some comedians have a walking shtick, but Andrew Dice Clay must be the only one to get around exclusively on crotches. The organs that are the relentless focus of his unspeakable The Adventures of Ford Fairlane are not the feet of Clay. The Adventures of Ford Fairlane is a motion picture devoted to Clay's obsession with the dimensions of his own genitals. On the evidence offered here, I can confidently report that they at least exceed the size of his brain. You don't have to be gay, female, black or, God help us, an incensed necrophiliac to absolutely loathe Ford Fairlane.
July 28, 1990 |
I see in Variety that Andrew Dice Clay's The Adventures of Ford Fairlane is not exactly boffo at the box office. After a fair-to-middling opening week, receipts have slowed down. Good. The "comedian" has apparently miscalculated Americans' hunger for his repugnant persona. Not that I am on the same side as his critics, most of whom are hypocrites. I don't doubt for a minute that many of those who today attack Clay would have applauded Lenny Bruce's glorification of drugs and laughed heartily at his jokes full of words the "establishment" found offensive.
November 13, 2014 |
There's a good chance that 102.9 WMGK's John DeBella has a life much more exciting than yours. I've never gotten to say, "Remember that time Andrew Dice Clay and I were mistaken for drug smugglers in Mexico and were almost arrested?" Have you? I agreed to chat with comedian Clay about his new memoir, The Filthy Truth , and his return to the Philly area, where at the height of his career he was able to sell out the Spectrum. (He'll sign books at 7 tonight at Collegeville's Towne Book Center & Cafe.)
June 29, 1994 |
A female friend of mine recently complained about the foul-mouthed comedians and modern artists who, as she puts it, "are giving humor and serious art a bad name. " One comedian, in particular, offended my friend. The guy's name is Andrew Dice Clay. Although his humor is more offensive than funny, I have to admit that initially, his brand of shock comedy does inspire laughter. He is gross, profane, insulting, disrespectful of women and obviously convinced that he's found the best way to assure the kind of response comedians crave.
July 11, 1990 |
It's more than just a bad pun to say that "Ford Fairlane" is a vehicle for notorious comedian Andrew Dice Clay. Clay is the title character with the automotive name, and he's also the only reason anyone will buy a ticket to see this movie. The filmmakers are keenly aware of this fact and have been careful to include as much Clay as possible while skipping such incidentals as plot. Clay occupies the screen during virtually every scene, as if, should the camera stray to a secondary character for even one minute, the audience would lose interest.
May 20, 1991 |
Andrew Dice Clay's concert film, Dice Rules, has been in the can, in every sense of the phrase, for about a year. It has opened like a burst sewer pipe in an exclusive engagement at a Center City theater, in much the same way that the Nazi war crimes trials were exclusive to Nuremberg. The roll of this Dice, which is Clay's first screen appearance since his preposterous starring-role debut in the awful The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, is not really an occasion for a movie review.
June 1, 1990 |
The summer lineup also includes seasonally fluffy vehicles for such stars as Bill Murray, Bill Cosby, Andrew Dice Clay and Andrew Dice Clay. Yes, a double dose of the notoriously rude and suddenly omnipresent comedian. Fans will be pleased to learn that he stars in a detective movie in July, and has a concert movie due out the following month. Here is a list of other summer releases. JUNE GHOST DAD. Bill Cosby stars in this comedy about a man who dies and returns as a ghost to take care of his family.
June 27, 1990 |
The cracking of bones fills the sound system in the crowded theater, and the audience roars its approval. Eyes pop out of their sockets and laughter resounds. Arms are cut in half and whoops of delight fill the hall. The makers of Total Recall, the new Arnold Schwarzenegger feature, positively revel in their ability to portray blood and gore up close and personal. If an innocent hostage, ripped apart by automatic weapons fire, can be shown once, why not show him twice, three times, four times?
May 24, 1990 |
The chickens are finally coming home to roost for the "if it feels good, do it" bunch. Some liberals, who threw restraint to the wind and embraced an anything- goes philosophy, are now upset by what they have wrought. In a recent syndicated column, Ellen Goodman is properly revolted by the filth masquerading as entertainment represented by "comedians" like Andrew Dice Clay. Goodman laments that Clay, with his bigoted and sexually offensive "humor," is moving beyond the fringe into the mainstream.
May 19, 1990 |
And now the Diceman cometh into the mainstream. Andrew "Dice" Clay is moving in from the studded-leather fringe where his brutality is hip and his bigotry is daring. The man who has turned comedy into a hate crime is being handed a passport to the center ring. It didn't take long, did it? Little more than a year ago, the Diceman was a figure in the club underworld, practicing his AK-47 verbal assault on women, immigrants, Asians, gays, in an equal-opportunity attack act. In 1989, he surfaced in front of huge concert audiences of, as someone said, men who hate women and their girlfriends.