Dennis Blair



…. Is a Renaissance man. He is an accomplished screenwriter, award-winning songwriter and comedic actor. Yet he is probably best known for the caustic observations and musical satires of his live comedy performances.

Early in his career, Rodney Dangerfield made him his protégé, and together they toured the U.S and Canada for over three years. Dennis conceived, co-wrote and appeared in Rodney’s hit movie, “Easy Money”. He also co-wrote and appeared in two Dangerfield specials on ABC, and was creative consultant for the album “Rappin’ Rodney”. The title song (which he wrote with Rodney) was nominated for a Grammy Award.

His post-Rodney career has seen him opening for a multitude of celebrities such as Tom Jones, The Beach Boys, Natalie Cole, Garry Shandling, Joan Rivers, George Wallace, Gloria Estefan, Joy Behar, Jackie Mason, and the late, great George Carlin, with whom he toured exclusively for over eighteen years. He’s been active throughout his career in other areas, too:

-TV appearances including “The Tonight Show” and HBO
-Winner of the “Charlie Award” for “Best Comedian in New York”
-Winner of the Emmy Award for the animated short film, “Confessions of a Standup”
- Nominated for a Grammy Award for "Rappin' Rodney"
-Writer for the 2005 WGA Awards (for celebrities such as Betty White)
-Two comedy CD’s: “Live Performance Anxiety” and “Words, Music and Drunks”, and a CD of original songs entitled "I Sleep Naked In The Rain"
-Starred in the Los Angeles production of “…Also Appearing”, his one-man show about his experiences as an “opening act to the stars”
-His book about that subject, entitled “Me First”, awaits publication
-Co-hosted “The Stephanie Miller Show” on KTLA Radio with his friend Elayne Boosler
Meanwhile, he continues to headline in comedy clubs, on cruise ships and at corporate events and to open for celebrities and rock bands, and also appears from time to time in the road production of “The Rat Pack is Back” as comedian Joey Bishop.

Movies, television, radio, theaters, comedy clubs, comedy and music albums, a book, a play…has he had his fill? “As long as there are jokes to be written,” says Dennis, “and as long as my family demands to be fed, I’ll be around.”


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