Andrew Dice Clay will star in “Dice,” a semi-autobiographical comedy series for Showtime, the network announced Friday.
The six-episode series will follow the comedian as he works in Las Vegas to resurrect his career while struggling to support his family.
“Love him or hate him, Dice is a true original and Dice is always funny,” said Gary Levine executive vice president of original programming for Showtime. “After a career full of ups and downs, he’s hotter today than ever. Plus, we were looking to do a semi-autobiographical comedy about a one-named icon and Cher was busy.”
The controversial comedian had a recurring role on the final season of “Entourage.” Other television credits include “The Blacklist” and “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2009, when he proudly admitted he was thrown off the show first.
Another of his accolades is being the only performer who is banned for life from MTV, a distinction he earned in 1989 after he performed his “adult nursery rhymes” at the MTV Video Music Awards. He is also one of only seven comedians in history to sell out Madison Square Garden.
“Dice” was created and will be written by Scot Armstrong (“Old School,” “The Hangover Part II”). Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, Richard Shepard, Bruce Rubenstein, Andrew Dice Clay and Armstrong will serve as executive producers.
From Fox21 Television Studios, the half-hour single camera comedy begins production later this year, and is set to air in 2016.