Lewis Black: Black to the Future

Lewis Black is one of our foremost political comics and a particularly angry man.  Of course, that is his hook, he clenches his teeth, fingers start wagging, he shakes is jowls and growls in frustration.  All very funny in the process.

Last night he did a one man show at the Marquis Theater on Broadway (where On Your Feet runs the rest of the week).  As always he had lots to comment on, especially the current presidential election.  I’ve always been a fan of his, especially form his short pieces on The Daily Show with John Stewart.  Honestly, he is better in small doses like that format, but he was very funny last night and I am glad I had the opportunity to see him live.

His short six show run is done this year on Broadway but he plays lots of dates around the country of his stand-up gigs.  If you get a chance, catch his act, you won’t regret it.  Interestingly the playbill states that he started out as a playwright but this has proved much more lucrative.  No kidding, there is almost no way to earn a living as a playwright in this country.  Still, I would be interested in seeing or reading some of his work to see how closely his stand-up persona matches his plays.


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