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Q&A: Denis Leary

The comedian has spent 30 years skewering rock’s vainest and dumbest stars. But now the (cowboy) boot is on the other foot.

Denis Leary is no stranger to rock music. The acerbic comedian-turned-actor (he has appeared in more than 40 films, including Demolition Man, Draft Day and The Amazing Spider-Man), who made his name on MTV in the early 90s, has spent close to 30 years slicing and dicing rock stars such as Mötley Crüe and Sting with the same élan as Gordon Ramsey making his way through a porterhouse stake. His stand-up routines and albums have featured satirical songs of his own, most notably his biting put-down Asshole, a sizeable hit in 1993.


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