with Special Guest Paul D'Angelo
Lenny Clarke was born and raised in Cambridge, MA, in September,1953 as one of eight children. While putting himself through college at UMASS Boston by working as a janitor, he and his friends visited an open mic comedy night at the Ding Ho Restaurant in Cambridge and was convinced he could do the same thing. Clarke returned the next week, and famously says the crowd reaction is the second best feeling in the world. The rest they say is history.
By the mid 1980’s Lenny had become one of the most famous comics from Boston, working alongside Sam Kinison, Denis Leary, Don Gavin and Steve Sweeney touring the country. The DVD release of When Standup Stood Out in 2006 details Clarke’s early career and the affiliations with other famous Boston Comics.
By 1990, Clarke starred in his own network sitcom Lenny (1990), and appeared in such TV shows as Contest Searchlight, The Job, The John Larroquette Show, It's All Relative and movies like Monument Ave., Fever Pitch and Southie
From 2004 to 2011, Clarke appeared in the recurring role of Uncle Teddy on the FX comedy-drama Rescue Me. Since then he has had recurring roles on Burn Notice, Are you there Chelsea with Chelsea Handler and the famed USA series Sirens.
Lenny Clarke has many projects coming out in the upcoming months. You can see him in Stronger, the Boston Marathon movie with Jake Gyllenhaal and in his first dramatic role he stars in the Independent Film, Shepherds Maiden.
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