Known as the King of Rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark 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, Lewis Black performs his critically acclaimed shows over 200 nights annually to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States.
He is among a few performers to sell out renowned theaters, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas, and a sold-out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. Since 2014 Lewis Black has done over 400 live-streaming shows called THE RANT IS DUE at the end of his standup performances. Adding his unique style, Lewis delivers audience-written Rants which have been submitted to the fans at his show and throughout the world.
These rants are now available on Lewis Black’s podcast, Rant Cast. Black is the longest-running contributor to THE DAILY SHOW on Comedy Central. He has had comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime, and Epix. In 2001, he won 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 lockdown. He 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 bestselling 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 sell-out shows at Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway and did one of his two HBO Specials, BLACK ON BROADWAY.
In 2015, Black notably voiced “Anger” in the Academy Award-winning film Pixar, Inside Out. A published playwright, he’s written over 40 plays. He 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 several charitable organizations, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Rogosin Institute, and The 52nd Street Project. He’s also deeply committed to supporting our troops. A seasoned U.S.O. tour veteran, he’s performed on three Christmas tours in Iraq and Afghanistan for the troops.