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Comedian Dave Attell on Insomniac, Marc Maron and vintage porn nerds

Best known for his hit Comedy Central show Insomniac, Dave Attell is an all-around beloved character in standup comedy. While often edgy and at times arrogantly confrontational, his razor-sharp wit gives him an everyman-at-the-bar diplomacy. During nearly three decades in the business, Attell has seen the ebb and flow of the comedy industry and his own career; in anticipation of his four-show run at Comedy Works this weekend, we caught up with the knight of nightlife to chat political comedy, the irony of reality TV and vintage-porn nerds.

See also: - T.J. Miller debuts a Fox comedy -- and soon a Mike Judge collaboration - Ron White on gay marriage, marijuana and opening acts -- including Josh Blue - Comedian Chris Hardwick on hipsters, sobriety and the true meaning of being a nerd

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Josiah M. Hesse
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