|Denis Colin Leary|
|Behind the scenes|
Born to Irish Catholic family John and Nora Leary, an auto mechanic and a maid respectively, Leary is an immigrant from Ireland with his family, holding dual citizenship in both the United States and Ireland. Having studied in Emerson College in Boston, Leary founded the Emerson Comedy Workshop, a comedy troupe that remains on Emerson’s campus since 2011. Leary has done extensive work in standup comedy, in which his fast-paced talking has since become a trademark.