Dennis Blair (comedian)
Dennis Blair (born Feb 21, 1955) is an American stand-up comedian. He is known for writing, and appearing in, the 1983 movie Easy Money, alongside his mentor, Rodney Dangerfield. He provided the voice of Lem and Clem in the animated film "'Rover Dangerfield. He wrote for Dangerfield for four years including sketches for his network specials and jokes for his act. He also wrote a Broadway show for Jackie Mason.
Blair has served as the opening act for about 150 celebrity headliners, including famous comedians such as Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers, Jackie Mason, and Alan King. He toured for 20 years with the late, great George Carlin. His days as an opening act to the Stars prompted him to write a book about those experiences. The book is titled Me First.
Dennis Blair has appeared on over 50 television shows, including The Tonight Show.
Blair was a co-writer of the program for the 2005 and the 2006 Writers Guild Awards. Where he wrote a sketch for Betty White and performed his signature bit, "Vocal Dislexia", which has thousands of views on YouTube.
Comedy Awards Dennis Blair has won: "The Charlie Award" for best comedian in New York. Emmy Award for Confessions of a Standup. (Which is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York)
He is also a songwriter, having contributed the song "Ordinary Man" to the "Easy Money" soundtrack. Dennis and his songwriting partner John Durkin won the top-40 prize for "The American Song Festival." Most recently the duo won first place in the country music category of the Indie Music Channel's Radio Music Award for their song, "She Stayed".
Dennis Blair also produced the album and cowrote the title song for the album Rappin Rodney which was nominated for a Grammy.
Dennis is currently living in Las Vegas, playing music and performing comedy in clubs, casinos, theatres and on cruise ships. His latest country songs are on iTunes and are currently being played in many countrys around the world.
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