It's been more than 10 years since the release of DANE COOK's debut album, HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. I still remember picking it up (still have my CD/DVD), and interestingly enough, just watched my review copy of Disney's PLANES today - a film in which he voices the lead character, Dusty Crophopper. From standup to family films, Cook has accomplished a ton in the past decade, and to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of that first record, Comedy Central will release a limited pressing of just 1,000 vinyl copies of HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED on November 26, complete with exclusive artwork.
Originally Published December 5, 2010
Last month, comedian DANE COOK hit the road for an arena tour (which wrapped up last night in Reno) in support of his new double-disc set, I DID MY BEST - GREATEST HITS. Having sold millions of albums over the past seven years since his debut with HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED, it's actually hard to believe that Cook has only released five proper full-length records. Along with numerous specials, the HBO series TOURGASM, and building a hefty acting resume that spans over a decade's worth of work, it seems the general public might have hit "Dane overload" a couple of years ago. Although he's been working steadily, it almost seemed that his comedic spotlight had shut off, and there's a lot of people that probably appreciated that - because you either really dig Dane Cook, or you really loathe Dane Cook.