Drunks and losers, dwarves with limps\\
Flo's and ho's and one-eyed pimps\\
Down the alleyway they creep\\
They're all your friends when you can't sleep!\\
Come with me and you will see\\
A late-night freakshow jubilee\\
Kick the Sandman in his sack\\
Stay up late, Insomniac!\\
''Insomniac with Dave Attell'' was a TravelogueShow that ran from 2001 to 2004 on ComedyCentral. The show followed stand-up comedian Dave Attell as he explored the night life of various cities.
Dave and his cameraman Brian would visit places one would normally expect to be open at night, like bars, and unusual places, like local businesses and weird clubs, in the course of a single night. Along the way Dave would talk to colorful strangers on the street and drink at a lot of bars. Each episode would start at a stand-up club Dave was performing in at the beginning of the evening and end with Dave's "One last thing I gotta do", usually something really silly, right before the sun came up.
''Insomniac'' started in cities in the contiguous United States, but moved to all of North America, and eventually went international. The show had four seasons, ten episodes each, and four specials. The last episode of each season would take place in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.
Eventually they had to stop making the show because too many people on the street recognized Dave Attell and figured out what he was doing, ruining the "average guy on the street" feel of the show. That, and they ran out of cities to visit.
!!''Insomniac with Dave Attell'' provides examples of:
* TheAlcoholic: Dave would drink a lot in one night, especially Jagermeister.
* AlwaysNight: Because each episode was filmed over the course of a single night. Usually sunlight was only visible at the very end of the show.
* DrinkOrder: Beer and shots of Jager.
* TheInsomniac: Dave claimed to be this, which was how he was able to stay up all night.
* OnceASeason: The season finale would always be in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, and end with Dave going back to his apartment and telling Brian to get out.
* PlatonicProstitution: Dave did hire escort girls a couple of times, but only to go bowling or eat ribs with them.
* SilentPartner: Brian the cameraman. Dave would talk to him, and sometimes Brian would shake the camera, but since he was the only cameraman following Dave around the audience never saw him, and he never spoke.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: One time Dave went to Anchorage, Alaska during the Summer Solstice, where the sun was out all night.