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Leary, Denis

Born: 1957 AD
Currently alive, at 64 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Comedians, Director, Writers

1957 – He was born Denis Colin Leary on the 18th day of August this year in Worcester, Massachusetts. He graduated from Saint Peter-Marian High School in Worcester. Through marriage, Leary is a distant cousin of talk show host Conan O’Brien.


1979 – After graduating with the Emerson Class of 1979, he took up a job with the school teaching comedy writing classes and maintained the job for five years.


1980 – He started in career as a comedian in the notorious Boston comedy scene of this year, where he hosted his own show at the underground club "Play It Again Sam".


1982 – He has been married to writer Ann Lembeck since this year. They met when he was her instructor for an English class at Emerson College.


1992 – His friendship with fellow comedian Bill Hicks ended up when Hicks heard Leary’s 1992 album No Cure for Cancer he felt Leary had stolen his act and material.


1993 – He has released two records of his stand-up comedy: No Cure for Cancer (1993) and Lock ‘N Load (1997).


1994 – His sardonic song about the American lower-middle-class male, Asshole, achieved much notoriety. It was voted #1 in a major Australian youth radio poll.


2003 – Comedy Central honored Denis Leary in the Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary. Friend Jeff Garlin acted as roastmaster for Denis’ roast.


2004 – Late this year, he released the EP Merry Christmas, which included a mix of new music, previously unreleased recordings, and some tracks from Lock ‘N Load.


2005 – He was honored with an honorary doctorate. He spoke briefly at his alma mater’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on the 16th of May this year.