Unlike many comedians whose funny bones were tickled at an early age, Dave Attell didn't actually pursue a career in comedy until after he graduated from college. Eventually he landed a job writing and performing for Saturday Night Live, which led to parts on Everybody Loves Raymond and guest appearances on Late Night With Conan O'Brien. When you're hot, you're hot, and things were about to get even hotter for Dave Attell when he landed a recurring guest role on the popular Comedy Central show, The Daily Show With Jon Stuart. His work was so well received, Comedy Central offered Attell his own show, Insomniac With Dave Attell, in 2000. Attell's raunchy humor and willingness to tackle taboo subjects made his show one of the network's biggest hits and also landed him among Entertainment Weekly's "25 Funniest People in America." Attell released a live stand-up CD, Skanks for the Memories in February 2003.