David Spade returns to MontBleu stage
March 11, 2009
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa is getting its own Hollywood minute on Saturday, March 14.
David Spade made his movie debut with “Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol” in 1987 and joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” three years later, securing his place on the show with the “Hollywood Minute” segment on “Weekend Update.” He remained on the show until 1996.
“When I leave, it will be to ease the pressure, not to be a movie star,” Spade said of his departure, according to Wikipedia. “You can’t stay there forever ” it kills you inside. It ages you in dog years. It’s a tough place.”
Nevertheless, Spade made some of his best-received movies while he was on the “SNL” cast, particularly “Tommy Boy” in 1995 and “Black Sheep” in 1996, both with his friend Chris Farley, spawning comparisons to Laurel and Hardy. Farley, however, died of a drug overdose in 1997 at the age of 33.
Spade went on to appear or lend his voice to a number of movies, and starred in “Joe Dirt” in 2001 and “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star in 2003.”
He also earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his role as Dennis Finch in the long-running TV show “Just Shoot Me.” He appeared in “Rules of Engagement” on CBS two years ago and has expanded his observations on show business as host of “The Showbiz Show with David Spade” on Comedy Central since 2005.