David Attell

David Attell is a Jack of many trades who rose to fame for hosting the Insomniac with Dave Attell on Comedy Central. He is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. As the show’s host, he was good enough to earn a cult following. His other notable work is hosting The Gong Show with Dave Attell. Interesting, even comics such as Bill Burr and Patton Oswalt admires him.

Other interesting roles were in Funny People, Abby Singer, Harold, Scary Movie4, The Official Party, and Los Enchiladas, just but to mention a few. He has been in the industry for more than three decades, and fame is not the only thing that he has gained so far. There is the experience and, above all, a notable net worth.

Well, how well do you know about Dave Attell? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Dave Attell’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Dave Attell to date.

Biography and Early Life

There is quite little information about the biography and early life of Dave Attell in the public domain. For instance, the names of his parents remain a mystery up to date. So, it goes without saying that their careers are also not known. His date of birth is 18th January 1965.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York but grew up in Rockville Centre, New York, on Long Island. It is no secret that he is not the only child of his Jewish family. On the contrary, she has a sister by the name of Monica Attell. Whereas his ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish, his nationality is American.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Dave Attell in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Dave Attell’s age is 56 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 18 January 1965. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.


David Attell attended the South Side High School. Upon graduating, he enrolled at the New York University to pursue a degree in communications. He graduated in 1987 despite having to juggle between studies and work. For the latter, he would work as a comedian in nightclubs on a part-time basis.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

David Attell is quite secretive when it comes to his personal life. However, his dedication, devotion, loyalty, and commitment to his profession is indisputable. Not even once has this man ever tied the knot with any woman. That doesn’t mean that he never dated because, in 1989, he was in a romantic relationship with Sarah Silverman, who is also a comedian. Besides that, there is no other record about other relationships. He is currently single and, as usual, private about his personal life. It is also important to note that he doesn’t have any kid from any of his previous relationships.

Is David Attell Gay?

As much as David Attell is currently single, his sexual orientation is well known, and he is straight. The one known partner, given how secretive he is, was a beautiful woman by the name Sarah Silverman. Equally important, neither a single record nor a rumor suggests that he could be gay or bisexual.

Professional Career

His stand-up career began after graduating. He would perform at open-mic nights. The mention of his first gig takes him back to Levittown in Governor’s. On the other hand, his television debut was in 1988, marked by his appearance on Stand-Up Spotlight. Its host was Rosie O’Donnell, and his colleagues included Wanda Sykes, Jay Mohr, Jeff Garlin, Margaret Cho, and Lewis Black.

His first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman was in 1993 on 23rd November. Were it not for it; he most probably wouldn’t have worked for the Saturday Night Live. After all, it made its creator, Lorne Michaels, notice him and consequently hired him as a writer, and he could also perform occasionally.  He also worked for the 1993-1994 season of the Rudy Giuliani Inauguration sketch show.

His most notable television appearances are Insomniac with Dave Attell, The Gong Show with Dave Attell, and Comedy Underground with Dave Attell. Others include Arrested Development, Ed, Crank Yankers; Everybody Loves Raymond, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.

Over the years, he has appeared in many films such as Los Enchiladas! And The Office Party, and in both movies, he portrayed the role of Don. Others include Pottie Tang, Mu Suicidal Sweetheart, Abby Singer, Scary Movie 4, Harold, Funny People, Trainwreck, and I Feel Pretty. He also voiced a machine in Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo.

He has stand-up releases in the form of special DVD or album such as Road Work, Captain Miserable, Hey, Your Mouth’s Not Pregnant, and Skanks for the Memories. Attell’s other releases are Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross & Dave Attell and Dave Attell’s Insomniac Tour. Equally important, he provided the Xbox game Outlaw Golf 2 and the 2005 PlayStation 2’s in-game commentary, which was hilarious.


So far, Dave Attell has not yet won an award. Nevertheless, he earned a nomination for the American Comedy Award in 2001. It was in the category of the Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of David Attell in 2021

As of 2021, David Attell’s net worth is approximately $8 million, thanks to his several sources of income. One of them is his career as a stand-up comedian. His various performances have earned him a considerable amount of money. The fact that he hosts show also makes him additional income.

Another income-generating venture is his portrayal of different roles in many films and television series. The sales of his releases also contribute to his earnings. The fact that he has been in the industry since 1988 justifies his current net worth. After all, it is ample time for someone to amass such wealth.

From blue comedy to insult comedy to black comedy, you can rest assured that David Attell will never disappoint you. The stand-up comedian is good at what he does, which explains his huge following, immense fame, and, most importantly, a considerable net worth. However, it has been a journey, having started with performances at open-mic nights to hosting television shows. He also complements comedy with acting and writing. Clearly, hard work pays, which is why you should always try it.


Facts of David Attell

  • Gender Male
  • full nameDavid Attell
  • birthplaceBrooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Date of Birth January 18, 1965
  • Age 59 years 6 months
  • Horoscope Capricorn
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone Topaz
  • Lucky Color Brown
  • Best Match for Marriage Scorpio, Virgo, Taurus
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionJewish
  • net worth$8 million
  • professionStand-up comedian, actor, and writer
  • weightIn Kilograms – 75 Kg, In Pounds – 165 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 175 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
  • hair colorSalt and pepper
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • high schoolSouth Side High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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