It’s been a long time since Dane Cook took to the stage, after completing his hugely successful ISolated INcident tour in 2009, but fans of the somewhat controversial comedian will be pleased to know that he is ready to hit the road again. His latest venture, titled Under Oath will kick off in Washington DC on September 2 and wind up in Cook’s home town of Boston on October 19.
The tour’s name Under Oath wasn’t one that was chosen lightly “As a comedian, I am obligated to tell you the truth, my truth” he explained “To share with you my beliefs, my perspective. And I think that we forget sometimes that that’s the oath that comics take, that we will go up and share everything – the irreverent, the scary”
Cook has tried his hand at just about everything over the years since his rise to fame. He’s made some eyebrow raising movies with Jessica Alba and Jessica Simpson, failed at launching a TV career after NBC cancelled Next Caller before it even aired and even tried to make it on Broadway.
He said, as long as he has stand-up, everything will be Ok. “It’s wonderful to still be able to step up on that stage. It feels like the first time I’ve stepped onstage [every time]. It feels exactly the same. It doesn’t feel better, it doesn’t feel worse. It still feels like my safe haven.”
If you’re apprehensive about seeing Cook live, don’t be. Cook says he is trying to emulate the light-hearted nature of his 2003 album Harmful if Swallowed.
Cook said: “…the last couple of years onstage has been a lot lighter, The [new] set is a lot more random. It’s what I think I do best, which is observational comedy, relationships — I love gender stuff. I love getting into the wiring of men and women. So a lot of it really hearkens back to discovering myself in that first CD”
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 12 at 10am through AXS.com, LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com and each venues individual box office.
100% of proceeds from the October 19 performance in Boston will be donated to One Fund Boston.
Tour Dates are as follows:
Sep 12: Washington DC – DAR Constitution Hall
Sep 13: Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
Sep 14: New York NY – Beacon Theatre
Sep 19: Kansas City MO – The Midland by AMC
Sep 20: Milwaukee WI – Riverside Theatre
Sep 21: Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Sep 22: Chicago IL – Chicago Theatre
Sep 25: Seattle WA – Paramount Theatre
Sep 26: Portland OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sep 27: San Francisco CA – Warfield Theatre
Sep 28: Los Angeles CA – Orpheum Theatre
Oct 3: Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Oct 4: Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
Oct 5: Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre
Oct 6: Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Oct 11-12: Las Vegas, NV – Venetian Theatre
Oct 19: Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre