In David Spade‘s funny new comedy special “My Fake Problems,” he goes after the Oscars. The comedian wonders why it is so esteemed when a first-timer like Jennifer Hudson wins or a kid like Quvenzhane Wallis gets nominated. We will ask Spade about that and his career when he joins us for a live chat this Monday, June 16, at 1:00 p.m. PT; 4:00 p.m. ET on Gold Derby’s home page.
Spade got his big break in 1990 when he joined the long-running “Saturday Night Live” as a writer and cast member. He stayed with that program through 1996. Just before departing, his film career took off by starring with fellow “SNL” alum Chris Farley in “Tommy Boy” and “Black Sheep.” Recently he has been seen in Adam Sandler movies “The Benchwarmers,” “Grown Ups,” and “Jack and Jill.”
While on “SNL,” he received three Emmy Award nominations for variety writing (1990, 1991, 1993). His other Emmy nod was as Best Comedy Supporting Actor in “Just Shoot Me!” (1999). That role on the NBC laffer also earned him two Golden Globe bids (1999, 2000).
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Spade’s Comedy Central show is on the Emmy ballot as Best Variety Special. You will be able to vote for that category soon, but in the meantime who is out front at the Emmys in his old category of Best Comedy Supporting Actor? Use the easy drag-and-drop menu below to make your predictions.