Over the last 20 or more years, Adam Sandler has been at the top of the comedy world releasing hilarious movie after hilarious movie. From his time as a stand-up comedian to his five year stint on Saturday Night Live to his rewarding film career, Adam Sandler is always making audiences laugh hysterically with his relatable characters and extremely goofy humor. But there's a lot we don't know about the guy they call the Sandman. Check it out!

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1. He has been performing as a stand-up comedian since he was 17.

There are even clips online of a much younger, less confident Sandler telling jokes in front of pretty small audiences. 

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2. He attended NYU and graduated in 1988.

He enrolled in NYU's Tisch School of the Arts while simultaneously improving his skills in the city's many late-night comedy clubs. 


3. After graduation he became a regular on the MTV game show Remote Control

The show incorporated sketch comedy and trivia and was MTV's first original program that didn't revolve around music.

4. It's been rumored that in all his years of stand-up, Sandler has never written a joke.

Apparently Sandler likes to wing it on stage, and doesn't come up with any jokes until he's in front of the audience.