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Comic riffs from the hit Off-Broadway show that landed Denis gigs with MTV and various Nike commercials, most notably the one with Bo Jackson ("I think you hear me comin' ") that he sneers all the way through. But then, Denis is always sneering! Funny guy, though.

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Denis Leary's stance as an unregenerate, chain-smoking, meat-eating, angry young man is intense, to say the least. But his act made him a star for one reason: His jokes are funny. No Cure for Cancer is drawn mostly from Leary's one-man show of the same name, which is full of tough love for '90s therapy-addicted crybabies, and no-holds-barred advice for idiots (which is to say, anyone who gets in Leary's way). Head for the hills when he picks up a guitar, as he does on several ill-advised comedic songs here, but listen up when Leary's straight talk makes perfect (and hilarious) sense. To crack addicts, for example, his message is simple: "Never do a drug named after a part of your own ass." --Daniel Durchholz

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 12, 1993)
  • Original Release Date: January 12, 1993
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: A&M
  • ASIN: B000005IKZ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,710 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3.6 out of 5 stars

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30 of 39 people found the following review helpful By alias on August 8, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album because of the track, A*#%ole, which still raises a smile, but only just. A couple of years after buying it, I discovered a comedian called Bill Hicks, and I am here to tell you, Hicks is the MAN! He is the greatest standup, funnier because his material is deeper than 95% of other comics (Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor probably the exceptions). I don't want this to sound like an advertisement for Hicks, but if you're reading this and think Leary is great, Hicks will blow your mind; besides, the Gospel of Hicks needs to be spread. If you listen to No Cure For Cancer then listen to Hicks' 1989 album, Dangerous, you'll find many similarites. Even Bill knew that Leary had pillaged his material, and Bill had this to say of Leary: "I stole his act. I camouflaged it with punchlines, and to really throw people off, I did it before he did." ...
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43 of 57 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 29, 1999
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Anyone who has listened to the great comedian Bill Hicks will recognize where Denis Leary gets all his best stuff. Leary was a ho-hum Boston journeyman until Hicks died & Leary appropriated all his stuff. Considering the title of this CD, it's ironic that Hicks died of Cancer. If there was a cure for cancer, Leary wouldn't have a career. A pox on this plagiarist. Point your Browser to the Bill Hicks section and get the real thing. I recommend "Rant in E-Minor."
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29 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 20, 2002
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Ok, first off, I'm not writing a bad review about Leary because he isn't funny, it's because he uses stolen material. I was a Leary fan since I heard No Cure for Cancer 3 years ago, and this summer I was buying Lock n Load, and this guy working there told me if I wanted real comedy, get a Bill Hicks CD. The only one they had was Rant in E Minor. The guy told me Denis had stolen Bill's material, some word for word, and some disguised. Since then I feel sick listening to Leary do Bill's material. I have to admit Leary is funny, but if you want the real deal, start listening to Hicks. If you are smart and take my advice DO NOT get the Best of Bill Hicks, because there is no best of Bill Hicks. Everything he says is genius.
"You have to admit beliefs are odd. A lot of Christians wear crosses around there neck to represent Jesus; do you think when Jesus comes back he's ever going to want to see a that [cross] agian?" - Bill on Christianity.
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful By "bytor-chainsaw" on June 27, 2002
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Is Denis Leary listenable? Probably-- But when you can listen to the real thing, why would you settle for second best? Check out Bill Hicks' comedy albums-- or check out the book AMERICAN SCREAM (recent bio of Bill Hicks) which details the bits Leary stole from Hicks.
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 21, 2002
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Wow... That's all I can say after listening to this CD. This CD has so much stolen material on it, that I doubt that Leary even bought the clothes that he was wearing on the cover photo. Almost everything that you hear on this was done by Bill Hicks -a much smarter, more inventive, way funnier comedian. It isn't just that Leary stole the bits - he virtually lifts them word for word. He also stole from several comedians in the Boston area that were of that time (mid 1980s). Even his ending bit - about how we only kill the cute animals was stolen... I know - I was around then. In buying this CD, I just had to hear for myself. Sure enough, it was a tremendous disapointment to hear several comedian's routines being paraded before me. Honestly, save your money and buy any of Bill Hick's CD's. They are MUCH MUCH FUNNIER, and worth far more.
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33 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Simon on December 21, 2000
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When this CD first surfaced in the mid 90's people were falling over themselves with laughter, I remember hearing "That Leary guy is HYSTERICAL!" I too agree, he did a good set on this cd, and it's a great first appearance on disc. Shortly after, I found out where that talent was coming from...Bill Hicks. Do yourself a big favor: get a Hicks CD. Leary is a puppet, mimicking only the finer parts of Bill Hicks career by cutting-and-pasting good material into his average shtick. If you don't know who Bill Hicks is, I don't blame you for being uninformed, I only ask that you go find out.
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22 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 22, 2002
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Yes, Denis Leary is funny. Yes, this CD is funny. But, the reason it's funny is because it's completely stolen from the late, great Bill Hicks. With Bill no longer around, Denis gets all the adulation. But, even with Bill gone, one thing still remains true: Bill did it better. For evidence, listen to any of Bill's CDs (they're ALL in print now). Bill had much more wit and intelligence than Leary, who takes Hicks' material and simply amps it up to meth-addict level. And it doesn't make it funnier. And it makes it less deep. Honestly, people, you will be astonished when you compare Leary to Hicks and will most likely not think the same way about Denis ever again. You may even lose all respect for him. Why, you may ask, do so many people take pains to point this out in their reviews on this site? Because Bill Hicks, having died young and having never become "mainstream," may very well fade into obscurity if no one keeps his memory (and work) alive. And this would be a crime as Bill was, along with Sam Kinison & George Carlin, one of the most cutting edge and hilarious comics of the '80s and '90s. If Leary's act was not such a blatant act of plagarism, this CD would rate 4-5 stars. But is is. And it doesn't.
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