The comedian, 55, is back with a new Comedy Central show, "Lights Out With David Spade," and in a new interview discusses the successes and downsides he faced, including the death of his sister-in-law, fashion designer Kate Spade, who died by suicide at 55 in 2018.
"People just started going right and left, and I would sit and stare at a wall," he said . "I just said, 'OK, I guess I'll cross my fingers that it does not happen to everyone.' And more people would go. "
But, Spade said, he pushes on.
" Do you just stop doing what you're doing because of a tragedy? " he said, adding, "You have to go, well, I still like to do this."
"Lights Out" premieres July 29 at 11:30 ET on Comedy Central