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Biography #2 (for Tourgasm)

Throughout his 16-year career, comedian-actor-writer Dane Cook has performed before packed houses as varied as Carnegie Hall and the University of Florida football stadium (to a sold-out 50,000). He's topped the Billboard charts, boosted ratings as host of Saturday Night Live (the highest rated SNL in two years), and appeared in dozens of films and TV shows. He's been named Rolling Stone Magazine's Hot Comic, Stuff Magazine's Coolest Comic of the Year, and was the winner of Comedy Central's Stand-Up Showdown.

This year, Cook can be heard, seen and clicked on across screens large and small. In addition to starring in HBO's comedy documentary series, Tourgasm (premiering Sunday, June 11th), he will star in a feature length stand-up film based on his April, 2006 performances in his hometown of Boston, where he sold out two shows (70,000 seats) through his website presales in less than 6 days -- setting new box office records.

Cook is currently enjoying the successful release of his sophomore CDx2/DVD, Retaliation, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200, making him the highest-charting comedian in 25 years. This follows the success of his debut release, Harmful If Swallowed, which has sold more than 450,000 copies in less than two years, has been certified Gold, and has garnered appearances on eight different Billboard charts.

In February, Cook began production on the Lions Gate Film, Employee of the Month, directed by Greg Coolidge and co-starring Jessica Simpson. He was last seen on the big screen in October in Waiting, written and directed by Rob McKittrick and co-starring Ryan Reynolds and Anna Farris. And he can be seen in Hunter Richards' London starring Jessica Biel and Chris Evans. Some of Cook's other feature credits include Torque, which was directed by Joseph Kahn and starred Ice Cube; Peter Pau's The Touch with Michelle Yeoh and Ben Chaplin; and Kinka Usher's Mystery Men with Ben Stiller.

Cook has also headlined Comedy Central's Insomniac Tour Movie, and lent his voice to Crank Yankers, and Shorties Watchin' Shorties. As a writer, director, and producer, his work can be seen in the comedy short film 8 Guys and the dramatic short Spiral, for which he won the internet-based Pixie Award for Best Actor.

In 2006, Dane will be working on Touchstone's Dan in Real Life with Steve Carell, as well as three film projects that were originated through his burgeoning company, SUperFInger Entertainment. These projects range from a father and son road comedy set up with producer David Hoberman (Bringing Down the House) and Disney; The Ex-Family, set up at the Weinstein Company (Derailed, Scary Movie); and his before mentioned concert film, to be released theatrically and then aired on HBO. Cook is also developing a scripted series for HBO.

Bio courtesy HBO for "Tourgasm" (25-Nov-2006)