Back by popular demand, the Hard Rock Hotel has extended Andrew Dice Clay’s residency at Vinyl through Sept. 1. The legendary performer made history earlier this year as the venue’s first-ever resident comic.
“It’s a marriage made in a casino,” joked the native New Yorker, who has made Sin City his part-time home for the last 12 years, having previously performed at other local hotspots— the Luxor, the Riviera and the Hilton. “The only thing I did at the Hard Rock before my residency was gamble there.”
Much of Clay’s act at Vinyl reprises his 2012 hit Showtime special of the same name. However, the veteran jokester promises that there are some surprises in store for fans willing to spend an hour and a half with him at Vinyl.
For starters, no two performances are the same. “I open my show and the first 15 to 20 minutes could be all brand new. I come up with ideas during the day,” Clay (legally known as Andrew Silverstein) explained. “There’s stuff I worked on for years and classic bits, too.”
As the only comedian to ever sell out two consecutive shows at Madison Square Garden, the 55 year-old is quick to provide a disclaimer. Not only will he be wearing his trademark leather jacket, cigarette dangling from mouth, but also he’ll be covering the same sensational topics that ingratiated him to crowds during the late ’80s and early ’90s.
“It is sexual,” Clay said. “I mean, I’ve stuck with the same subject matter, human behavior, but I’ve updated it. So much has gone on since then. The Internet has changed the world.”
In addition to the stage show, Clay brings his tough-guy humor to another project this summer — a much-publicized role in Woody Allen’s latest film “Blue Jasmine” alongside Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin.
So how does Clay feel about his recent success?
“I mean, I’m used to getting trashed, so obviously I’m happy about it, humbled by it,” he said.
Tickets for “Indestructible” start at $54. Patrons must be 18 or older.
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— Genevieve Wong, Brand Publishing Writer