Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston booked for Stand Up to Cancer telethon

Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston booked for Stand Up to Cancer telethon

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon are scheduled to take part in next month's Stand Up to Cancer fundraising telethon.
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Dane Cook announces new stand-up comedy tour

Dane Cook announces new stand-up comedy tour

LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) -- Dane Cook says he plans to kick off "Under Oath," his latest U.S. stand-up comedy tour, Sept. 12 in Washington.

NKOTB, Aerosmith, lead Boston Strong benefit concert

BOSTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Homegrown singers New Kids on the Block, Aerosmith and James Taylor will return to Boston with other artists for a concert benefiting marathon victim families.

NBC cancels Dane Cook's 'Next Caller'

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- NBC has given the ax to Dane Cook's comedy "Next Caller," which was scheduled to join the network's mid-season lineup, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.
Dane Cook sorry for theater shooting joke

Dane Cook sorry for theater shooting joke

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) -- Comedian Dane Cook admits he used "bad judgment" when he joked during a standup show in Los Angeles about the movie theater massacre in Colorado.
Woman sentenced in Cook thefts

Woman sentenced in Cook thefts

WOBURN, Mass., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A Wilmington, Mass., woman will spend up to three years in prison for stealing millions from her entertainer brother-in-law, Dane Cook, officials said.
Jail sentence ordered for Cook's brother

Jail sentence ordered for Cook's brother

BOSTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Dane Cook's half-brother and former manager was sentenced Wednesday to five to six years in prison for embezzlement, court records show.

Sam Trammell lands role in 'Guns' film

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Sam Trammell is to play a sheriff in the indie crime thriller "Guns, Girls and Gambling," his publicist confirmed Wednesday.
T.I.'s 'Like' tops MySpace '08 stream list

T.I.'s 'Like' tops MySpace '08 stream list

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- "Whatever You Like" by U.S. hip-hop artist T.I. was the most frequently streamed song on MySpace Music in 2008, the social networking Web site said Monday.

'Lakeview Terrace' opens at No. 1

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- "Lakeview Terrace" led four new movies into the Top 10 rankings in U.S. theaters this weekend, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.

Bladder gets to 8-hour stand-up comic

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 2 (UPI) -- A Canadian stand-up comic who performed non-stop for more than 8 1/2 hours in Winnipeg, Manitoba, says his bladder got the best of him.

Dane Cook to appear on 'Last Comic' finale

BURBANK , Calif., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Dane Cook is set to appear on the season finale of the TV reality series "Last Comic Standing," NBC said Monday.

Advertising postseason in All-Star Game

SAN FRANCISCO, July 10 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball begins advertising the postseason during the All-Star Game Tuesday, the first time U.S. baseball has promoted playoff games so early.

Coachella festival Day 1 a success

INDIO, Calif., April 29 (UPI) -- The first day of the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., featured many high-profile performances, including the singer Bjork.

Chappelle sets Laugh Factory record

LOS ANGELES, April 18 (UPI) -- Standup comic David Chappelle kept the jokes coming nonstop at the Laugh Factory for six hours and seven minutes, a record at the Los Angeles comedy club. Chappelle's unannounced Sunday night-Monday morning gig broke the club record set April 10 by Dane C
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Dane Cook
Dane Cook, a cast member in the motion picture crime thriller "Mr. Brooks", arrives for the premiere of the film at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on May 22, 2007. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Dane Jeffrey Cook (born March 18, 1972) is an American stand-up comedian and film actor. He has released five comedy albums: Harmful If Swallowed; Retaliation; Vicious Circle; Rough Around The Edges: Live From Madison Square Garden; and Isolated Incident. Retaliation became the highest charting comedy album in 28 years and went platinum. Cook performed an HBO special in the Fall of 2006, Vicious Circle, a straight-to-DVD special titled Rough Around The Edges (which is included in the album of the same name), and a Comedy Central special in 2009 titled Isolated Incident.

He is credited as one of the first comedians to use a personal webpage and MySpace to build a large fan base and in 2006 was described as "alarmingly popular".

As an actor, Cook has appeared in films since 1997, including Mystery Men, Waiting..., Employee of the Month, Good Luck Chuck, Dan in Real Life, Mr. Brooks (in a non-comedic role), and My Best Friend's Girl.

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