No Cure for Cancer Best Read || [Denis Leary], No Cure for Cancer, Denis Leary, No Cure for Cancer An uproarious and lacerating meditation on life and death by celebrated comedian and actor Denis Leary Based on the writer performer s hit Off Broadway show this rapid fire monologue sends up society and its ills disease drugs crime junk culture the recovery movement pious political correctness urban life and above all our fear of mortality with wicked satireAn uproario No Cure for Cancer Best Read || [Denis Leary] - No Cure for Cancer, No Cure for Cancer An uproarious and lacerating meditation on life and death by celebrated comedian and actor Denis Leary Based on the writer performer s hit Off Broadway show this rapid fire monologue sends up society

  • Title: No Cure for Cancer
  • Author: Denis Leary
  • ISBN: 9780385425810
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback

No Cure for Cancer Best Read || [Denis Leary] No Cure for Cancer Best Read || [Denis Leary] - No Cure for Cancer, No Cure for Cancer An uproarious and lacerating meditation on life and death by celebrated comedian and actor Denis Leary Based on the writer performer s hit Off Broadway show this rapid fire monologue sends up society

  • No Cure for Cancer Best Read || [Denis Leary]
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No Cure for Cancer

About "Denis Leary"

  1. Denis Leary

    Denis Leary is a five time loser at the Emmy awards And the Golden Globes He has lost in both the drama and comedy categories In leading and supporting roles Not to mention writing Leary hopes to one day be nominated for and than likely not win an Oscar, a Grammy, and a Tony Award His first literary foray Why We Suck A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid was a New York Times bestseller, but not nominated for The National Book Award In his long and storied entertainment career, Leary has also never won The Stanley Cup, The Nobel Peace Prize, or an argument with his wife.Photo Henry Leutwyler

151 thoughts on “No Cure for Cancer”

  1. I loved this in the nineties when it came out I though Denis was irreverent, shocking, and very funny Then, in my constant research and love of standup, I discovered Bill Hicks Bill Hicks, who died right before this came out Bill Hicks, whose jokes flood this book Bill Hicks, who was smarter and funnier than Leary could ever dream of being although Denis is definitely the better actor There are often overlaps in comedians thoughts and hearts, and I am sure that Bill and Denis may have shared man [...]


  2. Basically, Denis routine in writing, so the use of BOLD LETTERS to express his moments of shouting don t convey the energy and faux, but fun, anger of Leary s early stand up I prefer to hear or see Denis in action I think he was aiming for performance artist status here by publishing his material a la transcription, but it loses something in translation This material requires Leary s attitude, voice, and manic energy to sell it Skip the book, find the CD or DVD instead.


  3. I m a big Denis Leary fan Rescue Me Best TV Show Ever but reading him isn t quite the same as seeing him The snark doesn t fully translate to the written page To boot, a lot of the references to Kitty Dukakis s drinking and CD players as the height of technology are way outdated since this was published in the early 90s.Still, it s Denis Leary And he s brilliant I ll read watch buy whatever he s offering.


  4. Drogy, chlast, cigarety vela cigariet a este viac cigariet A na konci smrt.Rakovinu nevyl Povodne napisane ako javiskovy monolog pre medzinarodny umelecky festival v Edinburghu, za ktory ziskal cenu kritiky aj napriek protestom z istych kruhov Nasledne s nou vystupoval v Londyne a New Yorku.


  5. Made me laugh so hard I was shaking while reading it on the subway So much so that people around me started asking me what I was reading.




  6. With a raging wit as fiery as his lit cigarettes, Denis Leary unleashes his comic venom on a variety of topics whether it s political correctness, war, drugs, alcohol, meat, or his own life experiences Nobody is safe from his silver tongue and no topic is off limits If comedy could kill, he d have a higher body count than Henry Lee Lucas Hell, he might already be able to pull that off with the clouds of smoke he spews into the theater Lung cancer doesn t faze him and nor do sensitive opinions He [...]


  7. Actually reading this book, which is basically the special of the same name Leary did in the early 90 s, made me think he did NOT rip off Hicks as much as everyone says he does There s extra material here of the same vein and, for me, Leary and Hicks were what I call apples and oranges growing on the same farm They had misanthropic, fuck you humor and insights on pop culture and life in general, but to me the big difference is in delivery Hicks was a bit calmer, contemplative, the moonchild of [...]


  8. 3.5 stars, really, but not enough to push it up to 4 stars Much as I enjoy Denis Leary s aggressive insult comedy, it s very situationally specific as all comedy is, to some extent, but his particularly so , and without some quite particular cultural reference points, a lot of his jokes would fall flat So if you re feeling nihilistic, if ever life gets you down, then by all means get into this material Otherwise, it s just exhausting.


  9. This is not a traditional book, but rather a script transcript of a one man play, written and performed by Denis Leary It came out over 20 years ago Some of the topics are dated For me, as someone who creates original content every day, the best part was getting a glimpse at the author s development as a comedian and performer Leary seems to have that unusual quality of not caring who he offends The priority is authenticity and originality rather than popularity.


  10. The script version of his famous stand up routine I was in love with him when it came out and still kinda am Angry Leary at his best with many jokes he has referred to over the years in other film and tv programs Geared toward the die hard fan or up and coming stand up writer looking for performance pointers Crazy cool.


  11. I think this would have been better if I watched the performance not read it It s funny in some separate parts but as a whole it lacked comedy I like Leary s sarcasm and sense of humor I m a big fan of Why We Suck but this one didn t do it for me.


  12. This is supposed to be genre changing material, but reading it many years after it was written it feels a bit stale Also there s only so much I can find funny about drug use as a non user.There are some good bits but I ended up skimming the last part of the book Hohum


  13. Hilarious is an understatement for the book Absolutely engaging outlandish narration If people were using this style and language to discuss things seriously in Parliaments, there would be no heat or damage of furniture and ego Solutions would emerge cool




  14. A nice book Not what i was expecting definitely Is not a sad book and either a book about cancer, is a funny reading about all types of things in live, told by an american comedian.






  15. I don t know if I would find this so amusing now, or if I would be amused with whatever he s working on now, but at the time I thought he was brilliant.


  16. Basically a transcription of the show, taken from several shows Entertaining, easy read, but nothing special.


  17. it s a few years since I read this, and i remember really looking forward to it I thought it was dreadful, maybe i just didn t get it I love a good rant, but this was definitely not one of them.


  18. I really like Denis Leary, but a transcription of his stand up set as a book just doesn t work and lacks any comedy.


  19. Sex, drugs, and rock n roll Funny in parts But there s a reason it s called stand up comedy you re not supposed to read it.



  20. Not really greatand up comedy should never be readlots of stuff on drugs which became a bit repetitiveis was however the first book I read on my iPad


  21. I did not really enjoy it Read it during a train journey to kill time, so no regrets.It had a few funny moments but mostly a guy boring with his stand up gig.Would not recommend this to anyone, better books still out there.


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