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Denis Leary Is Developing a Hockey Comedy for IFC

Denis Leary's production company Apostle has a new comedy in development at IFC. According to Variety, the scripted comedy titled Uncle Chubby's will follow "the exploits of a group of friends in their late 20s as they play on an ice hockey team, determined to win the adult league title despite little experience playing the sport competitively." The script comes from Apostle's Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti, who also serve as producers on IFC's other show Maron. No cast has been announced yet for the project, but Leary will serve as a co-executive producer alongside Serpico and Sellitti. Leary already has his next TV role lined up in [...]

'The Ben Stiller Show' Is Getting the Band Back Together

In November, the New York Comedy Festival is bringing together all the major players of The Ben Stiller Show: Janeane Garafolo, Bob Odenkirk, Judd Apatow, Andy Dick, Jeff Kahn, Rob Cohen, and, you guessed it, Ben Stiller. This about 20 years since the show was canceled by Fox after only 12 episodes. In that time, many of these people went on to great careers and others were Andy Dick.  Other announced shows include a live taping of You Made It Weird, "Crowd Work with Colin Quinn," Splitsider's own Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer will be doing "Nikki & Sara & Friends," and Denis Leary will have a [...]

Jon Stewart Makes Fun of Denis Leary Instead of Interviewing Him

Man, it's great to watch Jon just be an idiot comedian for a few minutes. Denis Leary and he have been friends for a while, so instead of an interview, they just shit on each other. Jon asks two questions over the two-part interview (part two is below): 1) "Why are you in the Amazing Spider-Man; you were already Green Goblin in the first Spider-Man?" 2) "You don't polish your scrotum?" Though, to be fair, those are the only two questions he asked Colin Powell as well?

Denis Leary Branching Out, Developing a Series About Paramedics

Denis Leary knows a good thing when he sees it, which is why he's not straying too far from Rescue Me for his new project. While he played a firefighter in that show, his new project for USA involves paramedics. Totally different! He'll be co-writing an adaptation of the upcoming British series Sirens, although it's not clear whether or not he'll have any sort of sizable role in it. As for what the show will be like, here's a bit on the source material: "Created by Brian Fillis, the six-episode UK series Sirens was inspired by EMT paramedic Tom Reynolds' book, Blood, Sweat and Tea. It revolves around a [...]

Denis Leary to Star in 10-Episode FX Series 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll'

Denis Leary is returning to FX for another comedy series since the end of Rescue Me in 2011. In a press release today, the network announced that they've ordered Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll to series for a ten-episode run to premiere sometime next year. Here's FX's full synopsis of the show, which Leary created and also stars in:

SDRR is centered on "Johnny Rock" (Leary), a middle-aged rock 'n roller who desperately wanted to be rich and famous. So far, he's 0 for 2. As the magnificently talented lead singer of New York's legendary early 90's band The Heathens, Johnny was on his way to the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. His [...]

Denis Leary Still Proudly an Ass

Almost 20 years ago, Denis Leary sang, "I'm an asshole" over and over again. And now he wants everyone to know he still is one, despite being older and on TV and in movies playing a cop or fireman as often as possible. Instead of the post-Henry Rollins grunge-folk of "Asshole" (watch below), this one is a bit jazzier number, which makes sense for an older Leary. Either way, Leary is still an ass. Also, did you realize these songs were satires? It's subtle but if you look closely, you'll see it.

Comedy Central's Getting Into the Book Publishing Business

Looks like Comedy Central has taken their recent survey on youth's love of comedy (plus the success of books by Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert) to heart. They've launched Comedy Central Books, a publishing imprint that will feature literary spin-offs of the networks shows and other projects from new talent.

The first title is a "holiday themed novelty book" from Denis Leary to be released in October, which Leary says is based on his 2005 standup special Merry Fuckin' Christmas. “Sorry for the delay but I was a tad busy with Rescue Me, two teenaged kids, two Red Sox World Series victories, [...]

Relive the 1993 Efforts of Sandler, Leary, Foxworthy, and The Jerky Boys

"The comedy album lives, and all it took was a bunch of rednecks, assholes, jerks, and buffoons to save it."

- As part of The A.V. Club's 1993 Week, Sean O'Neal looks back at four hit comedy albums from 20 years ago that brought comedy albums back to the mainstream.

FX Orders a Pilot from Former 'Arrested Development' Writer and Denis Leary

FX announced today it has ordered a comedy pilot called Bronx Warrants, about warrants in the Bronx and the detectives that specialize in getting to the bottom of them. Dean Lorey, who once wrote for Arrested Development, created the show based on the real stories of Bronx warrant hunters.  Denis Leary, who wrapped up the seventh and final season of Rescue Me less than a year ago, will be producing the show because he loves men in uniform. If you're playing along at home, Leary just needs EMT to complete a New York City civil servants BINGO.

Denis Leary's Charlie Brown Holiday Video Is the Weirdest Charlie Brown Holiday Video

In this new holiday video from Denis Leary, Charlie Brown converts to Islam. It's a family-friendly special that'll have you saying "Good grief!" and also "what the hell, Denis Leary?" Stay tuned for You're a Good Man, Farley aq-Mohammed al-Faruq al-Rashid in the new year.