David Spade became a comedy favorite during his tenure as a cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. For his memorable role as the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant, Dennis Finch, on Just Shoot Me, Spade received nominations for a 1999 Emmy Award®, Golden Globe, and American Comedy Award. He continues to be a box office draw, touring his stand-up shows nationwide. His most recent stand-up special Nothing Personal debuted on Netflix in 2022.
Currently, Spade hosts the new FOX game show, Snake Oil, a series that he fronts and produces. He also co-hosts his podcast, Fly on the Wall, alongside fellow SNL alumnus Dana Carvey. Now in its second season, the podcast has featured interviews with Sir Paul McCartney, Lorne Michaels, Jimmy Fallon, Martin Short, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon, Tom Hanks, and many more.
Born in Birmingham, Michigan, and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Spade began his career by performing stand-up comedy in clubs, theaters, and colleges across the country. He made his television debut on SNL and was soon named the “Hot Stand-Up Comedian of the Year” by Rolling Stone Magazine. As a writer and a performer on SNL for five years, he is best known for his memorable characters including the sarcastic Hollywood Minute reporter on Weekend Update and for catch phrases like “And you are?” and “Buh-Bye!”
Spade starred in the Netflix original comedy, The Wrong Missy, in 2020, when he also hosted his own late-night series, Lights Out with David Spade, on Comedy Central. In July 2018, Spade released his New York Times best-selling book, A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World, on Audible. He was also seen in the Netflix original comedy, Father of The Year; starred in the Netflix original comedy, The Do-Over; and appeared in Grown Ups 2 alongside Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Kevin James, Hotel Transylvania alongside Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Kevin James, and Andy Samberg, and three subsequent Hotel Transylvania films, as well as Benchwarmers and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star.
On the small screen, Spade starred in the CBS comedy, Rules of Engagement, and he appeared in The Showbiz Show for Comedy Central. He also had a memorable guest-starring role on the critically acclaimed The Larry Sanders Show. Spade has also had several well-received standup comedy specials, including Comedy Central’s David Spade: My Fake Problems.
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