Dave Attell stopped by to promote his upcoming stand at Caroline's and Howard immediately asked if he was going to film a second season of his "Gong Show" remake. Dave said he'd wanted to do a totally different/Stern-style version on "The Gong Show," but the producers just wanted a funnier (and more "roast-like") take - which bombed. Dave also blamed the show's failure on "a bad summer for television" and "that dolphin Michael Phelps." Dave told the crew that he auditioned for the same part in "The Wrestler" that Artie had, leading Artie to laugh that they were the only two comedians who didn't make it into the film. Howard asked what it was like to work with other comedians on a film, so Dave laughed it was hard to work with Norm MacDonald, as he found it impossible to out-improvise him. Howard tried a more direct approach, asking if Dave had a hard time working with his ex, Sarah Silverman, but Dave handled the question diplomatically: "Everything was totally cool."
Attell's Latest Role: A Mustache
Dave said he recently signed on to be the voice of John Oates' (of Hall & Oates) mustache in an animated series called "J-stache," in which John wants to settle down but his mustache wants to live a rock-n-roll lifestyle. Howard asked how the project came to fruition, so Dave again cited the odd power of Norm MacDonald. Dave added that he hoped it worked out, as he's broke after losing all his money on the stock market: "It's very hard. I [had to do] a gig in Kansas City and it was a bloodbath."