Second Time in Four Years a Dane Cook Album Debuts at #4 on Billboard Top 200

Jun 02, 2009
By ViacomCBS Staff
  • Cook is First Comedian in History to Break Top 4 Twice
  • 'ISolated INcident' CD Ties Cook's Previous High Debut of 'Retaliation' CD
  • 'ISolated INcident' #1 on Billboard Top Independent Chart and Comedy Chart

Fresh off the highest rated comedy special on COMEDY CENTRAL this year, with over 3.2 million viewers, Dane Cook's new "ISolated INcident" CD/DVD on COMEDY CENTRAL Records hit the Billboard Top 200 chart at #4! Cook is the only comedian to ever break the Billboard Top 4 twice. The CD/DVD was released on May 19 and ties Cook's prior debut of his "Retaliation" CD. "ISolated INcident" ranks #1 on the Billboard Top Independent Chart and on the Billboard Comedy Chart.

The two-disc set contains a full-length CD of Cook's best new material which premiered on COMEDY CENTRAL May 17th as the "ISolated INcident" special, as well as seven bonus tracks of additional material. The second disc is a DVD featuring an hour-long documentary on the making of the album and well as the outrageous promo for his special.

After his last two highly-rated specials and multi-platinum selling albums, Cook reinvented his act and took it to the stage in front of a packed house at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood. This intimate show was performed in a nightclub atmosphere in which Cook shared the audience's energy in a real-time, unedited and uncut performance without a safety net. Here, he showcases a darker and more personal set with cutting-edge material that pushes the envelope. Cook tackles everything from race and relationship issues to the detractors who have sprung up in the wake of his fame, all from his unique perspective and with his patented high-energy style.

Presently, Cook is on a summer tour with future dates in the following cities: Vancouver, Canada (6/4), Seattle, WA (6/5), Portland, OR (6/6), Edmonton, Canada (6/7), Omaha, NE (6/11), Detroit, MI (6/12), Minneapolis, MN (6/13), Chicago, IL (6/14), Tulsa, OK (6/18), Dallas, TX (6/19), Houston, TX (6/20) New Orleans, LA (6/21), Columbia, SC (6/25), Orlando, FL (6/26), and Atlanta, GA (6/27) with isolated dates in Atlantic City (9/4 - 6).

Through COMEDY CENTRAL Records, Cook's prior stand-up releases have achieved major success with "Harmful If Swallowed" certified platinum, "Retaliation" certified double platinum and "Rough Around the Edges" certified gold.

Previously released recordings by COMEDY CENTRAL Records include: Mitch Hedberg's "Do You Believe in Gosh?," Dane Cook's platinum-selling "Harmful If Swallowed" and double-platinum "Retaliation," Grammy Award-winning "Lewis Black: The Carnegie Hall Performance," Grammy Award nominees' Steven Wright's "I Still Have A Pony" and George Lopez's "American's Mexican," Joe Rogan's "Shiny Happy Jihad", Christopher Titus's "5th Annual End Of The World Tour," Norm MacDonald's "Ridiculous," Demetri Martin's "These Are Jokes," "Jim Gaffigan: Beyond The Pale," Mike Birbiglia's "My Secret Public Journal Live," D.L. Hughley's "Notes From The GED Section," and "Strategic Grill Locations" and Dave Attell's "Skanks For The Memories."

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