Denis The Menace

First there's denial. Then anger. Finally acceptance. Comic Denis Leary may be here to stay. Deal with it.

These days, you don't get 15 minutes of fame, you get maybe 15 seconds. Thirty if you're good. And then -- bang! We're tired of your sorry shtick already. Bring us a younger Debbie Gibson. Fetch us a prettier Julia Roberts. Get us a funnier Denis Leary.

But not just yet for Leary. Right now, the 35-year-old comedian is an overnight sensation (the kind that takes more than a decade to happen). The catchphrases in his TV commercials for Nike and MTV ("I got two words for you . . ." and "I think you hear me knocking . . .")...

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