via press release:
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF “DENIS LEARY AND FRIENDS PRESENT DOUCHEBAGS AND DONUTS” A COMEDY CENTRAL® ORIGINAL ONE-HOUR STAND-UP SPECIAL DEBUTS SUNDAY, JANUARY 16 AT 10:00 P.M.*
COMEDY CENTRAL Records Releases “Douchebag” Maxi-Digital Single, Remix Version
And Video On January 11
On Tuesday, January 18, “Denis Leary And Friends Present Douchebags And Donuts”
Will Be Released Extended And Uncensored On DVD By COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment
NEW YORK, January 3, 2011 – Denis Leary lays it all out on the line in his latest one-hour stand-up special titled “Denis Leary and Friends Present Douchebags and Donuts.” This World Premiere, an original COMEDY CENTRAL one-hour stand-up special, debuts on Sunday, January 16 at 10:00 p.m.
Denis Leary, the notorious Emmy™-nominated star of “Rescue Me” and NY Times best-selling author, returns to his stand-up roots with this provocative one-hour special taped live at NYC’s Town Hall. Not since “No Cure for Cancer” has Leary unleashed his trademark foul-mouthed rants quite like this. Along with COMEDY CENTRAL rising star and roaster Whitney Cummings, and his “Rescue Me” costars Lenny Clarke and Adam Ferrara, Leary dispenses a blistering one-two punch to douchebags everywhere and delivers the comedy event of the new year.
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Jokes.com will feature preview clips from the special, as well as an exclusive music video.
On Tuesday, January 18, “Denis Leary and Friends Present Douchebags and Donuts” stand-up special will be released nationwide on DVD by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount
Home Entertainment. The DVD, released extended and uncensored, contains over 50 minutes not
included in broadcast and features bonus materials “Detours on the Road to Comedy,” “Snapshots from the Road” and additional musical performances by The Enablers featuring The Rehab Horns. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the DVD will benefit The Leary Firefighters Foundation.
On January 11, COMEDY CENTRAL Records will also release the single “Douchebag” from the special, which will be a maxi-digital single, a remix version and a video.
“Denis Leary and Friends Present Douchebags and Donuts” stand-up special is produced by Denis Leary and Jim Serpico’s New York-based Apostle. Jonas Larsen and Elizabeth Porter are the executives in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
Denis Leary is 0 for 5 at the Emmys™ and 0 for 2 at the Golden Globes for his work on the hit FX television series “Rescue Me.” He looks forward to one day not winning an Oscar. His book, Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid, made the NY Times Best Seller List. Leary and his band The Enablers embarked on the “Rescue Me Comedy Tour” in 2009 – a multi-city tour including Radio City Music Hall and the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Leary also 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. In 2006 he was given an Honorary Doctorate in the Fine Arts from his alma mater, Emerson College.
APOSTLE is a full service production company specializing in film, television and digital initiatives. The company was formed in 1994.
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