Thursday March 14 Content Guidelines: RRR
8:00p $35.50, $45.50, $55.50 (Reserved Seating)
DeVos Performance Hall
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.
Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold out audiences.
Black’s 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, Black is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.
Black can be seen on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show in the popular segment Back in Black. The segment, a three minute rant about whatever was bothering him at the moment, evolved into Back in Black. It is one of the most popular and longest running segments on the show.
His exposure from The Daily Show eventually generated a record deal with Stand Up! Records. He has been graced with 4 Grammy nominations and two wins for his work. The first nomination came in 2006 for Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues, the second in 2009 for Anticipation. In 2007 he won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album for The Carnegie Hall Performance and in 2011 his second for Stark Raving Black.
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