Dane started doing stand up in Tulsa Oklahoma where he accidentally participated in a Comedy Competition at his first open mic. He took 2nd in the Competition to a comic named, Butta and he now agrees that was his peak. Dane has had the opportunity to perform on stages in Chicago like Laugh Factory, Zanies, Comedy Bar and stages outside Chicago like Broadway Comedy Club in New York, The Comedy Store in LA and once did a show inside a Back To The Future bar for 20 people that didn't know a show was about to happen. He worked his way up from intern to castmember to lead producer of 100 Proof Comedy which was voted best comedy venue in the Chicago Reader. Dane feels really uncomfortable writing in third person.