New York City-born comedian Dave Attell is well-known for his anything goes approach to comedy. He spent years honing his style in the underground comedy scene in New York before he began to draw some attention in the 1990s as a player and correspondent on shows like Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show. Attell soon earned a reputation for his anything goes brand of comedy and landed his own late night Comedy Central show, Insomniac. Though many of his fans believe his humor is good-natured at its core, he has stirred several controversies with his rash approach to subjects including racism and world tragedies. Attell's refusal to play things safe has kept him just under the fringe of commercially popular comics such as Dane Cook and the like, but it has also helped retain his status as one of the most hilarious and unrelenting comics working today.