No. of seasons
First episode date
5 August 2001
Comedy, Talk show
Country of origin
No. of episodes
Final episode date
11 November 2004
Nick McKinneyDave HamiltonMala Chapple
Comedy Underground with Dave, The Gong Show with Dave Attell, Gabriel Iglesias Presents, The Benson Interruption, Crank Yankers
Host Dave Attell goes through a particular city at night, beginning with his performance at a local comedy club, then going to various bars, landmarks and clubs. He usually also stops at a restaurant that specializes in a local favorite and meets with someone that works a late-night job (typically a unique one). Along the way Attell cracks jokes with passersby and takes pictures with a disposable camera.
The 30-minute program ran for four seasons on Comedy Central and continued with six one-hour specials that were filmed in Tokyo, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, Dublin, London, and the Southern US. Two volumes of the show under the title The Best of Insomniac Uncensored were released on DVD.
The producers of Insomniac were Nick McKinney, Dave Hamilton and Mala Chapple. McKinney and Hamilton also directed all the episodes. The show's theme song and series composer was Bob Golden.