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Black's style grew from the antiauthority, intellectual comedy of Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, and Bill Hicks, the gimme-a-break rants of Sam Kinison, and the absurdist humor of Bob Newhart. His stage act does include some boilerplate material of the modern-day stand-up like complaints about the weather and health clubs, but Black's strength is talking politics. The comic, a self-described socialist, discards both major parties and takes aim at everyone. John Kerry, George Bush. Corporate pigs. And it's on this subject, during a performance that he boils over. He's baffled as he tries to explain why former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski needed a $15,000 umbrella stand. He shouts. He swears. He can barely speak. He is the angry man. Black always stuck with stand-up. And in the late '80s, after almost a decade in New York, Black made the leap from theater rat to full-time comic. In 2002, Black served as MC at an ART goodbye party for Brustein. He also allocates part of each summer to teaching drama at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He even imagines going back to Chapel Hill and teaching theater. For now, though, he's glad to be flourishing on the comedy circuit.
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Feb 23 Fri 8:00 PM Lewis Black Broome County Forum
Binghamton, NY
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Feb 24 Sat 8:00 PM Lewis Black Ulster Performing Arts Center
Kingston, NY
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Mar 2 Fri 8:00 PM Lewis Black Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage
Richmond, VA
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Mar 3 Sat 8:00 PM Lewis Black Berglund Performing Arts Theatre
Roanoke, VA
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Mar 4 Sun 7:00 PM Lewis Black Performance Hall At Gaillard Center
Charleston, SC
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Mar 7 Wed 9:00 PM Lewis Black The Orange Peel
Asheville, NC
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Mar 8 Thu 9:00 PM Lewis Black The Orange Peel
Asheville, NC
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Mar 9 Fri 8:00 PM Lewis Black Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, TN
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Mar 10 Sat 8:00 PM Lewis Black Louisville Palace
Louisville, KY
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Mar 16 Fri 9:00 PM Lewis Black Borgata Music Box
Atlantic City, NJ
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Mar 17 Sat 9:00 PM Lewis Black Borgata Music Box
Atlantic City, NJ
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Mar 22 Thu 7:00 PM Lewis Black Sunrise Theatre - FL
Fort Pierce, FL
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Mar 23 Fri 8:00 PM Lewis Black Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Sarasota, FL
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Mar 24 Sat 8:00 PM Lewis Black Peabody Auditorium
Daytona Beach, FL
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Apr 6 Fri 8:00 PM Lewis Black Rialto Square Theatre
Joliet, IL
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Apr 7 Sat 8:00 PM Lewis Black The Fillmore - Detroit
Detroit, MI
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Apr 8 Sun 7:00 PM Lewis Black Palace Theatre - PA
Greensburg, PA
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Apr 13 Fri 8:00 PM Lewis Black Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall
Rochester, MN
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Apr 14 Sat 8:00 PM Lewis Black Hoyt Sherman Auditorium
Des Moines, IA
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Apr 15 Sun 7:00 PM Lewis Black Gillioz Theatre
Springfield, MO
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Apr 19 Thu 8:00 PM Lewis Black Pikes Peak Center
Colorado Springs, CO
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Apr 20 Fri 8:00 PM Lewis Black Paramount Theatre - Denver
Denver, CO
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Apr 21 Sat 8:00 PM Lewis Black Paramount Theatre - Denver
Denver, CO
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Apr 22 Sun 7:00 PM Lewis Black Lincoln Center Performance Hall
Fort Collins, CO
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Apr 26 Thu 8:00 PM Lewis Black Majestic Theatre - Dallas
Dallas, TX
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After bouncing around the club scene for decades, Black, 55, has broken through in a business usually dominated by comics half his age. Last year, Comedy Central released Black's first CD and a DVD collection of his comedy specials on the network. Black plays 250 shows a year, and he performs Saturday at the Berklee Performance Center. He's also scored a comedy special on HBO, a career-defining mark for a comic. "Black on Broadway" begins airing May 15. That comes only a few weeks after Black filmed a pilot for ABC, tentatively titled "Educating Lewis," in which Black plays a high school principal. He's even talking about trying to score a semi-regular gig in Vegas.
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