Lewis Black - Off The Rails
Comedian, actor and writer Lewis Black - winner of two Grammy Awards and also known as The King of Rant - points out the absurdities of life with his trademark raised voice.
Lewis Black's comedic brilliance makes people laugh at the hypocrisy of life and the madness he sees in the world. The comedy legend performs his critically acclaimed shows all year round. He performed worldwide and in the US, where he performed at Carnegie Hall and had two successful Broadway runs.
Black adds a unique element to the end of his shows, delivering audience-written rants submitted by fans worldwide. He has done over 400 live-streaming shows titled: 'THE RANT IS DUE'. These tirades are available on his podcast, Rant Cast.
Beyond the tirade
Black is the longest-running contributor to Comedy Central's THE DAILY SHOW. His stand-up specials have appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime, and Epix. His last special, 'Thanks for Risking Your Life' (2020), was his last live performance before Covid. In 2015, Black most notably voiced the character "Anger" in the Pixar Academy Award-winning film Inside Out. His other notable films include Universal's Accepted starring Jonah Hill, Blake Lively and Justin Long as well as Man Of The Year opposite Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney and Jeff Goldblum.
The comedian 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 6 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, he has written more than 40 plays, and his work has been performed all over the country, including at the ACT Theatre, the Magic Theatre, the Williamstown Theater Festival and The Public Theatre.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Lewis is involved in a number of charitable organizations, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Rogosin Institute, and The 52nd Street Project. He is also deeply committed to supporting our troops. A seasoned USO tour veteran, he has performed for the troops on three Christmas tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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