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Nov 21, 2022

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!

00:00 Intro

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…

19:26 Above It All Now Streaming at 

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

01:00:14 Check out for his new special

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.