Who is this guy?
Is he a contestant on Rockstar: Backstreet Boys? No.
Is he a gay porn actor? No.
He's Dane Cook, the most popular comedian on the planet.
Dane has used myspace (he has over a million "friends"), his good looks, and an admittedly engaging personality (in small doses) to become a comedic rock star.
Is Dane Cook the most talented comedian out there? Not even close. He gets by more on delivery than material, and in my humble opinion isn't in the same league as comics such as Andy Kindler and Patton Oswalt.
Unfortunately, those guys aren't going to reach the popularity of Dane Cook. Why? Because they're unattractive. That shouldn't matter in comedy, but in myspace America, it does. Patton Oswalt doesn't make teenage and college-aged girls wet their low-rise jeans. (Another path to comedic superstardom is to appeal to the lowest common denominator, ala Larry the Cable Guy).
I saw one of Dane Cook's performances on HBO. It was like an N'Sync crowd from seven years ago. He was occasionally funny, frequently annoying, and completely undeserving of such slavish devotion. I don't know, maybe if he spent less time at the gym and more time writing actual jokes he'd be somewhat deserving of his elevated status.
His HBO show, Dane Cook's Boregasm, shows Dane and three other assholes touring America in a bus. They argue, they make up, Dane acts like a pouty bitch when he loses at something, they tell shit jokes, etc. The crowd, composed of hot young chicks and guys who like the Dave Matthews Band, GOES CRAZY when Dane Cook takes the stage. Frat boy hijinks ensue. Cut to standing ovation. Roll credits. Punch me in the scrote for wasting thirty minutes of my life.
I think from now on people should chose their doctors based on looks. Hell, why not? If looks matter in comedy, of all things, why shouldn't the shallow RISK THEIR LIVES to ensure they are only examined by exquisite physical specimens?
"My new doctor is so hot."
"Hasn't his incompetence killed scores of patients?"
"Well...yeah, but look at his abs!"
I'm going in tomorrow for lipo and extensive plastic surgery.