Lewis Black: Off The Rails!
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Lewis Black: Off The Rails!
7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Danny Zelisko Presents Lewis Black: Off The Rails!
Known as the KingofRant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and finger pointing to expose the absurdities of life. His comedic brilliance makes people laugh at life’s hypocrisies and the insanity he sees in the world.
A GRAMMY Award-winning stand-up comedian, Black performs his critically acclaimed shows more than 200 nights annually, to capacity audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. He is one of a few performers to sell out renowned theaters including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, and the main stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas, with a sold-out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. Since 2014, Black has done over 400 live-streaming shows, called The Rant Is Due, at the end of each of his stand-up performances.
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Adding his own unique style, he delivers audience-written ”rants” that have been submitted from the fans at his shows and throughout the world. These rants are now available on his podcast, Rant Cast. Black is the longest-running contributor to The Daily Show on Comedy Central. He has presented comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime, and Epix. In 2001, he won the award for Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards. His newest special, Thanks for Risking Your Life (streaming premiere October 6, 2020) was his last live performance before the COVID-19 lockdown. Black has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 GRAMMY Award-winning The Carnegie Hall Performance. He won his second GRAMMY Award for his album Stark Raving Black, and has published three best-selling books, Nothing’s Sacred (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Me of Little Faith (Riverhead Books, 2008), and I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas (Riverhead Books, 2010).
In 2012, he performed eight sold-out shows at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, as well as performing one of his two HBO specials, Black on Broadway. In 2015, Black portrayed the character of Anger in the Academy Award-winning Pixar film Inside Out. A published playwright, he has written over 40 plays, and has had his work performed throughout the country, at venues including the A.C.T. Theatre, the Magic Theatre, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, and The Public Theatre. In addition to his professional pursuits, Black dedicates his time to a number of charitable organizations including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Rogosin Institute, and The 52nd Street Project. A seasoned USO tour veteran, he is deeply committed to supporting our troops, and has performed for the troops on three Christmas tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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