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COMEDY | Andrew Dice Clay


Long before Jersey Shore, there was Andrew Dice Clay. Best known for his crass caricature of a macho Italian-American greaser, Clay earned the ire of women's rights groups with his satirical, sexist stand-up and has historically been banned from TV and radio shows for his unrelentingly filthy mouth. In 1987, Rodney Dangerfield introduced this chain-smoking, swagger-filled, profane persona as "your typical boy next door."

Clay disappeared so perfectly into this persona that some may have thought of him as a one-trick pony — many of his acting credits have him performing the same lighter tricks and tough-guy bluster — but he proved his range reached further when he starred as Augie in Woody Allen's 2013 "Blue Jasmine."

Clay will perform his act in Rochester this week at The Comedy Club (2235 Empire Boulevard, Webster). The show takes place Friday, September 11, and Saturday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. each night. All Comedy Club shows are 21 and older. Tickets are $50, and can be purchased by emailing or calling 671-9080. For more information, visit