Who is Lewis Black? Define that and you will have done something that few can. My take on him, he is truly an everyman that defies tradition and reverence when it comes to America today. Allow me to expound on that statement. I was first introduced to Lewis Black on Comedy Central and remember thinking, “This guy is so high strung he may stroke out right here on stage.” He was so ticked at the establishment which is the US government and a lot of what he had to say struck a chord with me. His take on it was, as if to say, how can we Americans have put such simple minded, boneheads in charge? I have long thought, “Why is it that we get 51 contestants to be Miss America and yet only 2 choices for President?” I can’t help but think he may ask himself the same question.
The late George Carlin, Larry King and Jules Feiffer love Lewis Black. They love him because his insights and love/hate relationship with America are brilliantly expressed in his concerts and TV appearances worldwide. How can you not love a man who says, “Republicans are a party with bad ideas and Democrats are a party with no ideas.” Will Rogers would have been proud.
Lewis is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. Lewis’ live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don’t have to. A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.
He has made a name for himself not only through his comedy but, also as an actor, and playwright. He can be seen regularly on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart doing his Back in Black segment. His popular appearances on Comedy Central helped to win him Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards in 2001.
He is a comedic rarity that begs to be seen and heard. This is a show that will not only entertain, but make you think. A great way to cap off your work week after giving your time to “The Man.”
Lewis Black “In God We Rust” Tour
Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino | 951 W 36th St. N.
Friday, September 17, 2010 7:00 pm
Ticket Info call 918-699-7667