Lewis Black Takes ‘The Rant is Due Tour’ on the Road This Fall

Well, the rant is due, folks. And who better to rant to you for an hour or so than Lewis Black, the ranter that rants the best.

The stand-up comedian will revive his “The Rant is Due” tour for a new fall leg later this year, after just finishing up taking the tour around the U.S. this spring. The newly announced shows, which are typically weekend dates, kick off August 17 at the Sacramento Community Theatre in Sacramento. The trek will then hit most parts of North America before ending on November 23 with a show at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Conn. Other cities he will visit include Charlotte.; Wichita, Kansas; Knoxville, Tennessee; Charleston, South Carolina; Frederick, Maryland and Ithaca, New York.

Black came to national prominence through his appearances on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” beginning back in 1996 when the show was still hosted by Craig Kilborn. Black has continued to appear on the show throughout Jon Stewart’s tenure on the show from 1999 to the present.

In addition, he continuously performs around 200 dates around the world every year, and a press release says he sells out venues in Europe, New Zealand and Canada as well as the U.S.

He became a Grammy winner with his 2007 album The Carnegie Hall, and won again for his album Stark Raving Mad. In all he has released eight comedy albums, as well as three books: “Nothing’s Sacred,” “Me of Little Faith” and “I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas.”

“I can’t wait to see what our leadership isn’t going to accomplish next,” said Black in his token press release for the tour.

But lest you think that all Black does is hate everything around him, the same release points out that he “is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon.”

You be the judge.