Contest: Denis Leary at The Chicago Theatre

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 10, 2009 8:40PM

2009_02_leary.jpg We fell in love with Denis Leary's vitriol-fueled rants back during his cigarette smoke-spewing days as an MTV station ID man. Back then we considered him to be the result of comedic trend popularized by Dennis Miller ... both had that smart rapid fire delivery to their attacks, only where Miller pounded you over the head with his brains, Leary allowed his intelligence to sucker punch you from behind.

Leary has grown into a formidable actor -- most recently known for his powerful portrayal of a conflicted and morally ambiguous New York City firefighter in Rescue Me -- but he's never relinquished the cutting, angry, observational stand-up that launched his career.

He takes his latest show -- The Rescue Me Comedy Tour -- to The Chicago Theatre on April 11. And guess what? We have a pair of free tickets for one lucky Chicagoist reader! Enter for your chance to win after the jump.

Don't want to take the chance of missing the show at all? Tickets are available right now.

Contest ends Thursday, February 12, at 5 p.m. C.S.T.