Two-time Grammy Award®-winning comedian/actor/writer Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and finger pointing to expose the absurdities of life. His comedic brilliance draws satisfying laughter at life’s hypocrisies and the insanity he sees in the world. Black has performed throughout the world and the U.S., where he performed at Carnegie Hall and had two successful Broadway runs.
Black’s latest stand up special, Tragically, I Need You, released earlier this year and has already surpassed 1.3 million views on YouTube. It explores Lewis’ ways of coping with the pandemic, his frustrations with the evolving world, and, of course, his thoughts about the chaos of America these last few years – among other topics.
Black is the longest-running contributor on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, and his stand-up specials have appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime, and Epix. Adding a unique element to podcasting on his program Rant Cast, Black delivers audience-written rants, which have been submitted from fans around the world.
In 2020, Black released Thanks for Risking Your Life. In 2015, he notably voiced the character, Anger, in the Pixar Academy Award®-winning film, Inside Out. His other notable films include Universal’s Accepted, co-starring Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, and Justin Long, and Man Of The Year, opposite Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney, and Jeff Goldblum.
Black has released eight critically acclaimed comedy albums, including the 2007 Grammy Award®-winner, The Carnegie Hall Performance. He won his second Grammy in 2011 for his album, Stark Raving Black, and has a total of six Grammy nominations. He has published three bestsellers: Nothing’s Sacred (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Me of Little Faith (Riverhead Books, 2008), and I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas (Riverhead Books, 2010).
A published playwright, Black has written over 40 plays and has found his work performed throughout the country, including at the A.C.T. Theatre, the Magic Theatre, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, and The Public Theatre. In addition to his professional pursuits, Lewis is dedicated to a number of charitable organizations, including the Luv U Project, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and The 52nd Street Project.
A seasoned USO tour veteran, Black is also deeply committed to supporting U.S. troops. He has performed for the troops on three Christmas tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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