Denis Leary promising ‘surprises’ at this weekend’s Comic Come Home

Count comedian Denis Leary among those who think Bill Maher’s comment about the Boston Marathon bombings was, at best, unfunny. “That was pretty ill-advised,” said Leary, who’s normally a fan of Maher’s material. “Speaking as a guy from Massachusetts who was at Game 6 of the World Series, people were literally saying [the Red Sox’s win] helped turn the city around. And when they put the trophy on the finish line, I thought that was a genuine healing moment for the city.” Leary will be in town Saturday for the 19th Comics Come Home, an evening of hilarity at the Agganis Arena benefiting the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care. This year’s lineup includes Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, Lenny Clarke, John Mulaney, Robert Kelly, Tom Cotter, Gary Gulman, and Kenny Rogerson. “We’ve got a couple of surprises up our sleeve,” said Leary. “Jimmy and I are doing a little musical tribute to the Red Sox that, I don’t know, will probably end up on YouTube.” We also asked Leary about the success of “The Good House,” the Bay State-based novel written by his wife, Ann . The book was well-received by critics and is being adapted for the big screen with Hollywood heavyweights Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep set to star. “My wife’s from the North Shore, Marblehead, so it has to be shot someplace in New England,” he said. “I’ve been famous fro 20 years. I wouldn’t mind just driving my wife around and getting coffee for Mr. De Niro.”

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