Denis Leary, "Rescue Me" co-stars plan comedy tour

Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:46pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Denis Leary puts out blazes on television, but the comedian and two castmates from the firefighter show "Rescue Me" will try to light a fire under audiences when they leave on a U.S. comedy tour next month.

Leary's representatives said on Monday that the tour will hit 11 cities, starting with a show May 22 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and ending June 27 in New York.

The "Rescue Me" Comedy Tour 2 is a sequel to a similar tour that Leary headlined last summer.

Leary, who co-created "Rescue Me," plays firefighter Tommy Gavin on the show, which profiles a company of New York firefighters in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.

Adam Ferrera, who plays Chief "Needles" Nelson on the show, and Lenny Clarke, who portrays Gavin's uncle, Teddy, will join Leary on the comedy tour, as will musical guests The Enablers with the Rehab Horns.

Some of the cities that the tour will hit are: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Part of the proceeds will benefit the Leary Firefighters Foundation, a group the actor and comedian founded in 2000 to provide fire departments with funding for up-to-date equipment and training, his representatives said.

The sixth season of "Rescue Me" will premiere in late June on cable network FX.

More information on the comedy tour can be found at the website

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)