Announcing the 2024 Goombay Bash Celebrity Guest of Honor: David Spade

DAVID SPADE
American Comedian & Actor

David Spade became a household favorite during his tenure as a cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. For his memorable role as Dennis Finch, the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant on Just Shoot Me, Spade received Emmy Award, Golden Globe, and American Comedy Award nominations in 1999. He continues to be a box office draw, touring his stand-up shows nationwide. His most recent stand-up special “Nothing Personal” debuted on Netflix. Currently, Spade can be seen hosting the FOX game show Snake Oil. Spade fronts and produces the series, which sees convincing entrepreneurs pitch unique products to contestants, who must determine which are real or a sham for a chance to win life-changing money. 

Spade also hosts the hit podcast Fly on the Wall, alongside fellow SNL alumni Dana Carvey. In each episode, they interview cast members, hosts, writers, and musical guests, as they share never-before-told stories about their careers and SNL’s cultural history.  The podcast premiered #1 in the comedy category and in the top five overall on Apple’s podcast chart and has since been nominated for Podcast of The Year at the 2023 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards. Now on its second season, the podcast has featured interviews with Sir Paul McCartney, Lorne Michaels, Jimmy Fallon, Martin Short, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon, Tom Hanks, and many more. New episodes release every Wednesday, everywhere podcasts are available. Spade and Carvey also co-host its spin-off pop culture podcast Superfly.

Spade also starred in the Netflix original comedy The Wrong Missy. At the time of release, the film was the # 1 movie on Netflix and the eighth most-watched Netflix original movie in the company’s history. That same year, Spade also hosted his own late-night series, Lights Out with David Spade, on Comedy Central. 

Spade released A Polaroid Guy In A Snapchat World, exclusively on Audible. The audiobook was a New York Times best-seller and was well-received by critics and fans. Spade was also seen in the Netflix original comedy Father Of The Year, one of the highest streamed films globally on Netflix. Prior to that, Spade starred in the Netflix original comedy The Do-Over, opposite Adam Sandler and Paula Patton, which is one of Netflix’s biggest original film releases. 

Spade reprised his role as the hilarious and endearing “white trash” misfit, Joe Dirt, in the sequel to the cult classic, Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, directed by Fred Wolf, with whom he also co-wrote the script. The film has been streamed over two million times, making it Crackle’s most watched original movie to date.  Later that same year, Spade also released his memoir, Almost Interesting, through Dey Street Books, which went on to become a New York Times Bestseller.   

Spade was also seen in Sony Pictures’ Grown Ups 2 alongside Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Kevin James. The film followed up on the 2010 hit comedy about a group of childhood friends who reunited years later. Spade was heard as the voice of Griffin the Invisible Man in the animated feature Hotel Transylvania alongside Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Kevin James, and Andy Samberg, among others.  He reprised his role in the film’s sequel, Hotel Transylvania 2, and returned for the third installment Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. He reprised his role in Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania, which was released on Amazon Prime.

Other popular film credits include Sony Pictures’ Benchwarmers and Paramount Pictures’ Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, the latter of which he co-wrote with Fred Wolf. Both opened # 1 at the box office and enjoyed critical and commercial success. Spade also co-starred with fellow SNL alumnus Chris Farley in the films Tommy Boy and Blacksheep, the former for which the pair won the "Best On-Screen Duo" MTV Movie Award. He has also appeared in Reality Bites, Light Sleeper, Coneheads, and Lost & Found (for which he also co-wrote the screenplay). 

On the small screen, Spade starred in the CBS comedy Rules of Engagement. The show was produced by Sony’s Happy Madison Productions and centered around three men in different stages of their relationships: married, engaged, and single. The series enjoyed excellent ratings and critical success throughout all of its seven seasons. He also appeared in The Showbiz Show for Comedy Central, which aired from 2005-2007. Spade created, executive produced, hosted, and wrote the show along with pal and former SNL writer Hugh Fink. He also had a memorable guest starring role on the critically acclaimed The Larry Sanders Show and appeared in HBO’s 13th Annual Young Comedians Special. Spade has also had several well-received standup comedy specials, including Comedy Central’s David Spade: My Fake Problems.

Born in Birmingham, Michigan, and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Spade began his career by performing stand-up comedy in clubs, theaters, and colleges across the country.  He made his television debut on SNL and was soon named the “Hot Stand-Up Comedian of the Year” by Rolling Stone Magazine. As a writer and a performer on SNL for five years, Spade portrayed several hit characters, including the sarcastic "Hollywood Minute" reporter on "Weekend Update," and became well-known for catchphrases such as “And you are…?” and “Buh-Bye!”.

Tickets for the 22nd Annual Goombay Bash start at general admission tickets ($175) up to ($3,000) for a VIP table of ten and are available online http://www.goombaybash.com. For more information, please visit www.GoombayBash.com or visit the H Foundation's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thehfoundation.

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