NEW YORK, March 16, 2009 – Denis Leary is back with a timely new song, “At the Rehab,” skewering the celebrity church of the 21st century – the rehabilitation center. Recorded live with his band The Enablers, Leary calls out by name pop culture icons and their rampant substance abuse to an up-tempo calypso beat. The single will be released on COMEDY CENTRAL Records digitally on March 24.
The single is digital-only and will be available exclusively through iTunes for the first two weeks.
In March, Leary and his band will embark on “The Rescue Me Comedy Tour” – a multi-city tour including Radio City Music Hall and the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Leary last toured in 1997 coming off a stretch that produced the lauded HBO special, “Lock ‘N Load.” Prior to that, he performed his smash hit one-man show, “No Cure For Cancer,” which became one of the highest grossing comedy albums of all time.
Leary has since appeared in over 30 feature films and can next be seen in “Rescue Me” season 5 which premiers on April 7, 2009 on FX. He recently released his Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat Loud Lazy and Stupid, which made the NY Times Best Seller List.
Previously released recordings by COMEDY CENTRAL Records include: Mitch Hedberg’s “Do You Believe in Gosh,” Dane Cook’s platinum-selling “Harmful If Swallowed” and double-platinum “Retaliation,” Grammy Award-winning “Lewis Black: The Carnegie Hall Performance,” Grammy Award- nominees’ Steven Wright’s “I Still Have A Pony” and George Lopez’s “American’s Mexican,” Bo Bunrham’s “Bo Burhnham.” Joe Rogan’s “Shiny Happy Jihad”, Christopher Titus’s “5th Annual End Of The World Tour,” Norm Macdonald’s “Ridiculous,” Demetri Martin’s “These Are Jokes,” “Jim Gaffigan: Beyond The Pale,” Mike Birbiglia’s “My Secret Public Journal Live,” D.L. Hughley’s “Notes From The GED Section,” and “Strategic Grill Locations” and Dave Attell’s “Skanks For The Memories.”
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