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Dice - S01 E06

Comedy
 

Dice chronicles the semi-true stories of Andrew Dice Clay, whose unique brand of humor often gets him in trouble. Once on top, the comedian now must work to resurrect his career, pay his gambling debts, manage his sons' rock band, fend off old fans and keep his family afloat.

 
Episode Title: Six Grand
Airs: 2016-05-15 at 21:30
  • Nancy DeWolf Smith

    After the static and bloodless world of “The Girlfriend Experience,” the Showtime comedy Dice is like an explosion of heat and vigor and passion.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • Robert Lloyd

    With Dice, he's allowing himself to be flawed and fearful in a way that his stand-up comedy never could. Clay has remade his career and his persona for the better, handling the complexities with ease, and it's genuinely funny. There is still the same obsession with sex and, particularly, male genitalia as metaphor, but in a context that makes it somehow less toxic, more pathetic--"poignant" might even be the word.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Christian Holub

    It is brimming with weirdness--such as the Elvis impersonator who keeps following Dice like a bad-luck charm or guest star Adrien Brody mimicking Dice's mannerisms for a Method acting exercises--which bumps up against its ornery protagonist in funny ways. [15 Apr 2016, p.48]

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Ben Travers

    The six episodes don't feature enough laughs to rank it among the essential comedies, even if the writing in specifics is pretty solid. A handful of jokes land every episode. Few miss. The tone is consistently light.

    Indiewire Full Review
  • Molly Eichel

    The show works better when Dice is in sitcom mode, rather than trying to stretch his dramatic chops.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Robert Yaniz Jr.

    Overall, Dice may not be a groundbreaking piece of television, but it does feel in many ways like a culmination for Clay’s career.

    We Got This Covered Full Review
  • Chris Cabin

    What is missing from Dice is more of these scenes, more moments where its clear that Clay isn’t the alpha-male vulgarian that he’s been playing on stage and on screen for most of his career. There’s not enough challenging of his machismo, outside of the age-old routine of Carmen being the sensible one and he being the foolish male, but that hardly counts as a moment of genuine reflection on the comedian’s part.

    Collider Full Review
  • Jeff Korbelik

    It has its moments. It just needs a few more of them.

    The Lincoln Journal Star Full Review
  • Neil Genzlinger

    An episode featuring Criss Angel, the “Mindfreak” illusionist, is also quite funny, and practically every installment is enlivened with attention-getting guest stars from the Las Vegas scene. But the series, created by Scot Armstrong, invests an awful lot in the comedic value of crassness, and the result is only a 50-50 success rate.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Brian Tallerico

    Strengthen or ditch most of the supporting cast (and go “Louie”-style with a rotating ensemble) and Dice could become something really special. As is, it’s still an interesting chapter in a return of a once-superstar that most of us never saw coming.

    RogerEbert.com Full Review
  • Hank Stuever

    Dice is mostly a warmed-over attempt to ape Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” with just a dose of the existential despair seen in Louis C.K.’s “Louie.”

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Dan Fienberg

    Clay's entry is far from the bottom of this burgeoning genre's particular barrel--Hello, Donny!--and the debut season of Dice actually has some highlights, including a very funny second episode built around an inspired cameo by Adrien Brody, but general unevenness pervades.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Terry Terrones

    Dice has its moments of levity but struggles to maintain a regular comedic pace.

    Colorado Springs Gazette Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    The show has its moments, spread over six episodes, but as showbiz perches goes, this one is hardly the top of the world, ma.

    Variety Full Review
  • Verne Gay

    The show is bad, the star a bit sad, his shtick as old as a rock.

    Newsday Full Review
  • Daniel D'Addario

    Dice is unwilling to give Clay qualities beyond abrasiveness and unequipped to craft for him an insightful line. Leggero, co-creator of Comedy Central's terrific Another Period, is wasted, while cameos by Adrien Brody and Wayne Newton go nowhere.

    Time Full Review