Washington: Dane Cook has returned to stand-up comedy after taking a hiatus of two years.
A club owner Jamie Masada persuaded the 41-year-old star to get onstage for a few minutes.
The stand-up comedian claimed that for those 35 minutes he felt like he had never left the stage and that he had worked on himself enough to find things funny again, the Washington Post reported.
Cook is now on a two-month, 20-date Under Oath tour, which will wrap up in his hometown, Boston, on October 19.
He had taken a break from the stage after losing both his parents to cancer, and finding out that his half-brother, also his business manager, had stolen 12 million dollars from him.