David Spade Almost Interesting


Our first guest of the day arrived to a slew of praise from Howard for his new memoir, “Almost Interesting.” After skimming the sections about “SNL,” Howard said he thought it was so great that he went back and read the entire thing. “It’s so well written and funny,” he commended. Check out some highlights below!

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‘I Was A Little Fruity …”

One hilarious story from Spade’s early years focused on the events surrounding his decision to wear a t-shirt with his face printed on it to school in the sixth grade at the behest of his mother.

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“I blame it on my dad leaving,” Spade told Howard, explaining that there was no one there to really tell him to take that it off.

Needless to say, after catching a glimpse of his face under his flannel button-down, the “entire school” chased him around to try to reveal the full thing and mock him mercilessly. You can imagine the tone that set for the rest of his time at school.

The Sitcom That Could Have Been

David also recounted how, early on in his career, he could have gotten on a sitcom on Fox if it hadn’t been for his agency.

David had been making the standup comedy rounds turning over about $80 a week after dropping out of school when he got the gig to be in “Police Academy 4.” One of the casting agents for the movie saw his set at the Improv and decided to put him in the movie as a “wise-cracking skateboarding kid.” For Spade, it was a great gig as they were paying him $2,500 a week (for 10 weeks) and he didn’t even have a script to learn.

“I was like, ‘Oh my god, my two favorite things: Skateboarding and just making up jokes,'” David remembers. But there was one other thing. “I didn’t tell anyone I couldn’t act and no one asked,” he said laughing.

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Overall, David said he cleared about $10K – some of which he gave to his mom and the rest of which he bought a car with. Unfortunately, after he bought the car, it was immediately stolen (presumably by the person who sold it to him), leaving Spade back at square one.

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“The worst part was someone thought I was good in the movie on the set and they offered me my own show. And my new agents turned it down,” he told Howard. The show was set to be on Fox, which was a newer network at the time, and his agents were determined to make David a star on NBC – even though this was his dream gig. They told him he was too big for that now.

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The kicker ended up being that after going on 30 different auditions and getting no gigs, the agency ultimately dropped him.

Competing For Glory on ‘SNL’

Chris Farley, David Spade, and Christina Applegate on “Saturday Night Live”Photo: NBC

Maybe it was fate that Spade didn’t get to be on a FOX sitcom though, considering that he was destined to get a coveted spot at the writers’ table on “Saturday Night Live” later on.

Getting discovered by “SNL” head honcho Lorne Michaels on HBO’s Young Comedian’s special alongside Rob Schneider propelled his chops to another level considering the likes of who he’d soon be working with. But, it wasn’t without it’s own set of difficulties.

“I [didn’t] immediately click,” Spade remembered of his time on the show. “I was just an amusing person that doesn’t know how to write a sketch or write concept sketches.”

“They were sending you to comedy college,” Howard offered.

David did admit to being jealous of guys like Chris Farley and Adam Sandler who got that immediate respect amongst the cast and crew. But he refused to let this “blind jealousy” get in the way of their friendships.

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“I have to write – really that’s my job,” he said. But that was difficult considering his “competition” were guys like Conan O’Brien, Bob Odenkirk, Jack Handy, and Robert Smigel.

“Why am I getting this f-cking golden time where everyone’s good,” Spade remembered thinking. But his time would surely come.

For more great stories from throughout his career, grab a copy of David Spade’s “Almost Interesting.”

Written with the same dry wit and pun-dropping style as his standup comedy, David Spade’s new memoir Almost Interesting is chock full of self-deprecating delights chronicling his life thus far—from his meager beginnings in nowhere-Arizona to his later life in the Hollywood big-time. This welcome addition to the blossoming canon of SNL-alum bios is hard to put down, with each chapter coming across as either an unfiltered diary entry or a late-night, vodka-and-Diet Coke-fueled (Spade’s cocktail of choice) convo with the “pipsqueak from L.A.” Laden with insider stories about life under Lorne Michaels, alongside Chris Farley, and in the shadow of his two older brothers, Almost Interesting serves up plenty of what we knew and didn’t know about the “comic brat.” Here are 20 obscure facts culled from its pages that are sure to charm you into getting your hands on a copy.

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1. David and his two older brothers often took to the Arizona desert as kids to catch rattlesnakes (with tennis rackets!) to keep as pets.

2. Growing up, David was not just a smart-aleck, he was smart. He was his school’s spelling bee champ, read 47 books one year for a contest, made it to the state chess finals, and was a member of Mensa.

3. David’s brother, Andy, is married to Kate. As in Kate Spade. As in purses.

4. David spent his first $6,000 in cash from Police Academy 4 on a crappy Honda Accord that was stolen an hour later. He later borrowed another 6k from Bobcat Goldthwait to buy another crappy Honda Accord.

5. David was almost cast as Uncle Joey on Full House.

6. When David was at SNL, all sketches were written on a legal pad. No computers.

7. David’s personal assistant, Skippy, attempted to murder him one night.

8. David’s famous recurring SNL bit “Hollywood Minute” came about when someone overheard him reading People magazine out loud.

9. Sean Penn gave David his first tattoo, a Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes.

10. A stranger says “BUH BYE!” to David at least once a day, even when he’s not on an airplane.

11. David was catfished by a fake Victoria’s Secret model on Twitter.

12. David starred on Just Shoot Me and Rules of Engagement, and he has a daughter! But don’t expect him to mention these in the book.

13. David gives readers a hilarious chapter on dating advice. His most valuable may be: “Never tickle a girl when she has diarrhea.”

14. Eddie Murphy chewed out David for a snarky comment he made on SNL. It took almost 20 years for Eddie to speak to David again.


15. Rolling Stone called the “Motivational Speaker” sketch that starred David and Chris Farley the best SNL skit of all time.

16. When David started out, his standup routine included props that he carried in his mother’s blue suitcase.

17. David’s single mom couldn’t afford childcare, so she would sometimes drop her three sons off at one end of the desert, equipped with guns and bag lunches, for a day-long hike.

18. David spent much of his childhood collecting rocks.

19. According to David, SNL’s live Saturday show isn’t planned until Wednesday at 10 p.m.

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20. David first appearance in an SNL skit was titled “Not Gettin’ Any.” It was based on personal experience.