The 'Round Midnight Special: David Spade: Take The Hit Features Top Comedy Star in First HBO Solo Special

March 23, 1998

Debuting April 17

Top comedy star David Spade takes the spotlight for his first HBO solo stand-up special when THE 'ROUND MIDNIGHT SPECIAL: DAVID SPADE: TAKE THE HIT debuts FRIDAY, APRIL 17 (11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET). Taped this February in Spade's hometown of Phoenix at The Improv, where he launched his career in the '80s, the special ranges from Spade's recollections of being a teenage loser to his trademark scathing observations on celebrities and pop culture.

Other playdates: April 20 (3:35 a.m.), 22 (11:00 p.m.), 28 (11:30 p.m.) and 30 (2:00 a.m.).

Among Spade's topics are: his years as a "bad date" in high school and his friends' stoner antics; rock stars' attitudes and sexuality; and high budget versus indie films. Spade, who keeps a home in Phoenix, also touches on such hometown subjects as the Phoenix Zoo and its more "unique" animals, as well as the region's notorious heat and the endless search for tiny bits of shade.

Currently starring in the hit sitcom "Just Shoot Me" with George Segal and Laura San Giacomo, David Spade made his HBO debut on a 1989 "Young Comedians Special," going on to become a regular cast member of "Saturday Night Live" in 1991. His movies include the new "Senseless," as well as "8 Heads in a Duffel Bag," "Reality Bites," "Coneheads," "Light Sleeper," "P.C.U.," and "Tommy Boy" and "Black Sheep," the two hit comedies that teamed him with fellow "Saturday Night Live" graduate Chris Farley.

The executive producers of THE 'ROUND MIDNIGHT SPECIAL: DAVID SPADE: TAKE THE HIT are David Spade, Marc Gurvitz, Ray Reo and Sandy Chanley; producer, Tom Bull; director, Keith Truesdell.

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