Lewis Black is a veteran stand-up comic known for his angry takes on social and political issues. He has been in the entertainment world for years, appearing in Law & Order season 1. He broke through to the comedy mainstream in the late 1990s. Black has a manic energy and unique delivery compared to younger, more polished standups of more recent years. Black is known for his intelligence, quick wit and somewhat anxious persona. He's made several stand-up specials for networks including HBO and Comedy Central. Black was born in Washington, D.C., and is part of the baby boomer generation. His stand-up is often focused on political issues and reflects his disillusionment with the way American politics have evolved.
Back in Black
Lewis Black is hard to describe since he's a different kind of individual. In a business that prizes youth and beauty, Black is over 70, short, bespectacled and often angry. Lewis Black is perhaps best known for his "Back in Black" segments on Comedy Central's The Daily Show. In these segments, Black features as a kind of alternative comedy Andy Rooney. In segments that are about four to six minutes long, he tackles issues like odd laws on the books. Recently, he sounded off on the CBD craze, wondering what, if any, benefits this product provides. Black maintains a presence on social media but also criticizes those platforms. Black is known for his scruffy appearance in these segments as contrasted with the dapper host, Trevor Noah.
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Where is Lewis Black performing?
Lewis Black is touring the whole country in 2019. Black will be everywhere from The Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee, Wis., to The Majestic Theatre in Dallas, Texas. Black will also be playing the Modell Lyric P.A.C. in Baltimore, near the area where he was born and raised. Other venues where Black will perform include The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.
What can I expect from Lewis Black?
Lewis Black has been dubbed "King of the Rant" over his 30-year comedy career. Expect to see him get apoplectic onstage. Audience members sometimes find Black a little crazy, but they all respond to his high energy and intelligent, funny observations. Most of Black's recent material is political in nature. He does also explore themes like consumerism and social media in American culture. Black may be scruffy, anxious and slightly over-reactive, but he's also very well-informed. With an MFA from Yale University and years as a playwright, he knows how to hold an audience's attention. He also has great insights to offer about the world of fine art and popular entertainment.
What is Lewis Black most famous for?
In addition to stand-up, Lewis Black is well-known for his Back in Black segment on The Daily Show. He's been affiliated with the show from its origins under Craig Kilborn to its famous heights with Jon Stewart and now with Trevor Noah as host. Before he became a stand-up comedian, Black was a playwright. In fact, his act evolved out of his introductions as emcee for his one-act plays. Black has appeared in many network TV shows, including Law & Order: SVU, The Big Bang Theory and The Shield.
Who opens for Lewis Black?
Lewis Black doesn't have an opening act on this tour. He is touring mostly midsize theaters.
Which comedians are similar to Lewis Black?
Fans of Lewis Black may also enjoy the comedy of Janeane Garofalo, Henry Rollins and Richard Belzer.Back to Top
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