Dane Cook continues to shift into the next phase of his career by reflecting on the past. Here’s his take on why so many comics aren’t a fan:
I think a lot of the animosity is because I’m actually, at my core, one of those hipster comics. I am one of those alt-guys. I speak their language. I was just as outcast-worthy as any of them. But I broke through on a mainstream level. I started to use that kind of alt-y mentality of like, “I’m just going to hang out up here. It’s not going to be rehearsed.” I don’t rehearse. I don’t write my jokes down. I get up here and I play. And that’s really the central delight of the whole alternative movement at that time.