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Satirist and standup comic Lewis Black rose to prominence in the late '90s with regular appearances as a commentator on the Comedy Central cable network's The Daily Show. Obsessed with human stupidity, Black became one of the show's most distinctive contributors with his weekly Back in Black segment; his delivery was so full of frothing, barely articulate bile and rage that it could sometimes obscure the sharpness of his social and political observations. Black graduated from the Yale Drama School and worked for a government anti-poverty program under President Nixon before becoming the playwright in residence at the West Bank Café Downstairs Theatre Bar in Manhattan. He authored over 40 plays that were produced there and at other theaters across the country (one, The Deal, was made into a movie). Seeking to move into comedy, Black made his motion-picture debut in Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters in 1986, and went on to land a series of guest-starring roles on TV shows like Law and Order, Murphy Brown, Mad About You, Homicide, and The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (the last of which was recurring); he also appeared in several more films, including 1990's Jacob's Ladder. Black's standup star began to rise with appearances on Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and he landed a big break when he signed on as a regular contributor to The Daily Show. Since then, Black has continued to tour the country as a standup comedian, and in 2000 issued his first CD, The White Album (which naturally took its art design from the Beatles' release). The following year, Black developed a one-man show called Black Humor, which he performed in New York City. After the success of Black's weekly stint on The Daily Show, he starred in several standup specials for Comedy Central, whose record division has also released CDs of Black's on-stage rants including 2003's Rules of Enragement, 2008's Anticipation, and 2010's Stark Raving Black. In 2011, Comedy Central released an archival live recording from 1990 under the title The Prophet, with an album of new material, In God We Rust, following on the label a year later. ~ Steve Huey
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Albums by
Lewis Black

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    19 songs

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    Old Yeller: Live at the Borgata

    16 songs

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    In God We Rust

    10 songs

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    End of the Universe

    4 songs

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    Gravel Camp Blues

    18 songs

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    The Prophet

    11 songs

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    Stark Raving Black

    11 songs

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    Anticipation

    18 songs

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    The Carnegie Hall Performance

    12 songs

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    Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues

    13 songs

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    Rules of Enragement

    12 songs

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    The White Album

    3 songs

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    Revolver


Top Songs by
Lewis Black

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  2.   Democrats & Republicans
  3.   Coke and Pepsi and the Super Bowl of 2001
  4.   Tax Rebates and Common Sense
  5.   Heaven's Gate
  6.   Gay Marriage
  7.   MTV
  8.   Bill Clinton and Oral Sex
  9.   Expectations
  10.   A Great Headline
  11.   TV News and Jerry Falwell
  12.   Mainstream Comedian
  13.   F**k, New York, Los Angeles
  14.   LSD
  15.   The Ozone, Sunblock, the Flu, and Nyquil
  16.   Ihop (The International House of Pancakes)
  17.   Sushi
  18.   Body Scanner
  19.   A Sense of Humor
  20.   Minnesota Winters
  21.   Apps
  22.   Dead President
  23.   Old
  24.   Gamblers
  25.   Information
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Lewis Black

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    Comedy: The Count Up

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    Today's Comedy [Explicit]

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    Comedy [Explicit]

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    Ralphie May: I Am The DJ

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    Bill Engvall: I Am The DJ


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