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AuthorHey Reddit! It’s Denis Leary and I have a new book “Why We Don’t Suck”. Ask Me Anything!

Oct 27th 2017 by TheDenisLeary • 27 Questions • 182 Points

Hey, Denis Leary here. Do what you do best and ask me anything!

My new book is out now “Why We Don't Suck: And How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches” (https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Dont-Suck-Partisan/dp/1524762733).

If I miss any of your questions, come ask me live on my book tour: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/17027/denis-leary#events

Proof: https://twitter.com/denisleary/status/923629846017859584

Q:

Why are you such an asshole, Denis?

A:

Bc it made me a very rich man.


Q:

Well, this is going to be one of those AMAs!

Did nobody tell you what AMAs were about?

A:

Whats an AMA supposed to be about?


Q:

Your speech in Demolition Man: How much of it was the script, and how much was you?

Thanks!

A:

It was almost all me.


Q:

How come you didn't get to have virtual sex with Sandra Bullock?

A:

I don't know but I'm still pissed about it.


Q:

Whose material did you enjoy stealing the most?

Also I don't think you're an asshole, you're a cunt.

A:

go fuck yourself


Q:

How often do you get mistaken for Willem Dafoe?

A:

a lot


Q:

Who's your favorite comic (that's still doing shows today)?

A:

Chappell, Bobby Kelly, Chris Rock, Bill Burr, Louie CK


Q:

I am trying and failing in quitting smoking right now - any suggestions or advice so I don't go postal on others or slip up?

A:

Please keep smoking.


Q:

I'm pretty convinced that we won't progress as a nation until we stop clinging to the two-party system where there's always an "us" versus "them".

Do you see a path to NOT SUCKING that doesn't involve a 3rd/4th/5th party to shake up the establishment?

A:

yeah its called Mars.


Q:

Do The Job, Rescue Me, Sex and Drugs and Rock N Roll, and Sirens all take place in the same universe?

A:

no. totally separate universes. only common thread is lenny clarke...and me.


Q:

Hey Denis! Just wanted to let you know that I practically wore out 'No cure for cancer' back in the day. It was one of the first comedy albums that got me into seeing stand up. It recently came to Netflix and I had never actually seen you perform it. Man, the feels. Still kills today. Are you still doing stand up?

A:

Two concerts a year, one in boston called Comics Come Home - November 18th this year at TD Garden. Also, Michael J Fox Gala on Nov. 11th this year in New York.


Q:

You and Jim Jefferies should get together and have a few beers - are you doing any new comedy tours coming up?

A:

No but I really like Jim Jefferies


Q:

I know you’ve laid off the cigarettes, booze and drugs, but does their cousin coffee still come around?

A:

yuuuup


Q:

Denis, thank you for doing this AMA. Huge fan since No Cure for Cancer. I've always wanted to ask if you really had to remove the Bonanza theme in the later tape release because of song rights?

I couldn't never tell if it was glitch or covered up. Your entire body of work since then is just amazing. Glad you never took the early sitcom offers to be the angry neighbor or some shit. Keep up the good work. Fucking ignore the Hicks haters. Like no one's ever picked up something before.

A:

Yes we did.


Q:

What's your favorite all time bit from the Stern Show?

A:

Shuli doing Tanner Mom


Q:

My wife and I have an ongoing dispute -- she think there is bad blood / ill will between you and Jon Stewart, and I think it's just the rapport you two have. Who's right?

A:

Our rapport is build on bad blood, grudges and the inability to stop hanging around with each other.


Q:

What would you say is your biggest accomplishment of your career?

A:

not winning an emmy, golden globe, an academy award or a tony.


Q:

Still hang out with Lenny Clarke?

A:

Yup unfortunately.


Q:

You are the best on Stern!! And clearly a huge fan - I listened to your most recent appearance with a stupid, shit- eating grin on my face the entire time, laughing out loud periodically. I'm sure you are a bit too famous/ busy, but would you ever consider sitting in the Jackie/Artie chair if it was offered to you? Even if it was just for a day or two?

A:

Oh yeah, it a heartbeat.


Q:

Are you going to do a modernized version of Ass Hole ever?

A:

We did it on James Corden about Trump last year.


Q:

Biggest downside to fame Denis? Other than wanna be comic's always laying bad jokes on you...

A:

Having Jon Stewart be famous at the same time.


Q:

I loved Sex and Drugs and Rock n Roll! Will there be a 3rd season?

A:

no there will not be a 3rd season.


Q:

Any chance of bringing Rescue Me back, in any capacity?

A:

No never - just binge watch the 7 seasons over and over again.


Q:

How do you feel about the statement "The Ref is basically 'Shut the Fuck Up by Dr. Denis Leary' from No Cure for Cancer"?

A:

Wrong.


Q:

Hey Dennis, my girlfriend told me if you respond to my post she will give me a B.J. Help a guy out?

A:

Now you owe me.


Q:

I loved No Cure for Cancer when it came out and watched it again recently on Netflix, and still knew most of the words.

However your asshole persona really seems to be off the time and wouldn't wash today, similar to Eddie Murphy's AIDS jokes in RAW. Do you regret making any of the jokes and are there any jokes from that routine you wouldn't make today?

A:

no


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A:

cheeseburger