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Dane Cook is a loud jerk who makes terrible projects (in a play)

Hoping to demonstrate his incredible range of shouting things, Dane Cook has signed up to make his theatrical debut in The Producers at the Hollywood Bowl, whose cavernous, open-air confines are uniquely engineered to capture the nuances of the average Dane Cook performance. Cook joins co-stars Richard Kind, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Rebecca Romijn by stomping into the role of Franz Liebkind, the Nazi scribe behind the musical Springtime For Hitler, and a man given to screaming stuff that reads as comedy for some people, based mostly on how inappropriate and loud it is. And yes, there's probably some further self-referential irony in casting Dane Cook in a play about another play that's being deliberately staged to be terrible. But again, Dane Cook is quite rich.

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