Popular stand-up comedian who is best known for hosting Comedy Central's Insomniac with Dave Attell and The Gong Show with Dave Attell. In 2011 his show, Dave's Old Porn, premiered on Showtime.
He graduated from New York University with a degree in communications and his first television appearance was on VH1's Stand-Up Spotlight, in 1988.
He appeared in the film Pootie Tang, which was written and directed by fellow comedian and friend Louis C.K.
He was raised in Queens, New York in a Jewish family and he dated fellow comedian Sarah Silverman for several years.
He was one of the writers for The Daily Show, when it was still hosted by Craig Kilborn.