There was a point where Andrew Dice Clay’s net worth wasn’t enough to cover his bills and he had a couple of lawsuits on his head. But now, this veteran comedian, who was once banned for life from MTV, is currently on a resurgence. Andrew has been managed by his father, Fred Silverstein, for most of his career. He is among the few stand-up comics to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row. Other comedians who have sold out the arena include Louis C.K., Kevin Hart, and Aziz Ansari. He played the lead role in the 1990 film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. Andrew has been in several movies and has released several stand-up comedy albums.
In the ’80s, Andrew Dice Clay was one of the biggest comedians in America. He begins all of his comedy acts with about a minute of just standing on stage, smoking a cigarette, before starting into his material. After he had suffered a nasty heart attack in 2017, he switched to just holding an unlit cigarette. He often wears a black leather jacket. For his on-stage act, his jacket is usually covered in gold studs, with the word ‘Dice’ spelled out on across his back. Completing his signature look is a pair of large dark sunglasses. It is impossible to mistake his heavy Brooklyn accent.
How Did He Make His Money?
Andrew Dice Clay started doing impressions at the age of five and played drums in high school, later working as a drummer. He got a gig at Brooklyn comedy club Pips in 1978 where he did impressions of John Travolta and Jerry Lewis. After working at The Improv and Dangerfield’s he moved to Los Angeles in 1980. At this point, Andrew Dice Clay’s net worth began to rise. His 1989 debut comedy album, Dice, sold 500,000 copies. His second, The Day the Laughter Died, made a big splash in 1990.
On the 6th of September, 1989, MTV aired its 6th annual Video Music Awards where Andrew Dice Clay came out to introduce a live performance by Cher. Before he did though, he performed three minutes of stand up. This resulted in him being banned for life by MTV. The ban was later lifted in 2011. After the ban, things went downhill for the comic. Andrew was so broke that he went to Las Vegas to gamble, saying it was his last resort. He hit a big break and won $1 million. However, he ended up losing it due to excessive gambling.
Andrew Dice Clay’s luck changed in 2011, when Doug Ellin, a producer of Entourage and a fan since childhood, cast him in the final season. Entourage is an HBO series about four friends who accompany one of their own to Hollywood to achieve his dream of becoming a movie star.
In 2018, he featured in the movie, A Star Is Born where he played the character, Lorenzo. He was nominated at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Prior to that in 2017, he was on the American TV show My Kitchen Rules where he won the competition.
Andrew Dice Clay Net Worth Post ‘The Diceman’
Over the last few years, Andrew Dice Clay’s career has experienced a resurgence, most notably when he starred to great critical acclaim alongside Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, his recurring role on the final season of Entourage, and Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl. His other notable TV credit is The Celebrity Apprentice, where he is proud to have been the first celebrity thrown off the show.
Andrew Dice Clay’s net worth has an estimated value of around $10 million and his main source of income is from his professional career. His net worth grew quite well when he made a huge return with a comedy series named Dice. The series debuted on Showtime in 2016 and he played a fictionalized version of himself. The show was a very different affair from The Diceman’s usual misogynistic and homophobic stunts. The Dice series as a whole glorified and poked fun at Andrew’s golden years. The show ran for 2 years with about 13 episodes, and he earned a lot of his net worth from this. Andrew also went back to doing stand-up comedy.