FX announced a bunch of premiere dates today, including Denis Leary's new comedy and a standup special from Louis C.K. According to The Wrap, Leary's series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll premieres on Thursday, July 16th at 10:00pm followed by the season 2 premiere of Married, while Louis C.K.'s standup special Live at the Comedy Store will make its television debut on Thursday, May 28th at 11:00pm. Check out our review of Live at the Comedy Store here.
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 [...]
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.
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, [...]