Lewis Black does not have a single unifying theme or topic list he strictly sticks to. If he has anything that ties his material together, it is anger. Lewis Black is angry at you, he is angry at me, he is angry at politics and religion and dumb people and everything else in between. His topics cover the absurdity of celebrity obsession, the fallacies of modern law and government, and the great big dumbness inherent in us all.
He tends to go on angry tirades which give his live stand up a very natural feel that is hard to convey for many comedians. It seems that the anger is real and legitimate, and when he bounces from one topic to another with just about no transition whatsoever it comes across as genuine, if not a bit frightening.
Lewis Black has a strong political presence in his set which is controversial. He probes Republicans and remains a self declared socialist. But despite his somewhat obscure and potentially exaggerated political beliefs, he delivers them in a very truthful and sincere way. You get the feeling that his socialist leanings are honest because he is able to touch on and convey such absurd realities that spit in the face of standards.
Is there plan for a physical release of this 2014 tour?
Lewis Black is infamous for releasing physical CD’s and DVD’s for his tours, but he also releases a lot of standalone material. For example, 2003’s, Rules of Engagement did not directly precede or follow a major tour.
Lewis Black just released Old Yeller, which was a live stand up special CD as well as DVD release out of the Borgata Theatre in Atlantic City, New Jersey. There is no immediate plans for his recent tour to appear on album, but The Rant is Due will be expected to have a DVD special release in late 2014.
What is the name of the tour?
Lewis Black is a prolific stand up touring comedian, so this is not his first major run. He has a tendency to name the tours with a humorous pun. This time around it is called ‘The Rant is Due,’ and he is making a total of 43 stops.
How long is a Lewis Black show?
Lewis Black goes on for roughly an hour and a half.
Who is Lewis Black’s publicist and press contact?
There are three main contacts for Lewis Black. The first is his booking agency known as the Agency for Performing Arts. His main contact here is Jackie Knobbe, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can reach his main press contact, Glenn Schwartz, at email@example.com. The publicist here works under the greater Cyberlaff Inc. company.
Lewis Black is most widely known by the younger crowd through his extremely popular Back in Black segment on the Comedy Central show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Lewis Black appears about twice a month to offer some extraordinary insight into culture, technology, and politics.
Black has also published about six books, the most recent being 2010’s I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Lewis Black’s tour?
Lewis Black has a number of ways to get presales to his shows. The first and most popular is the American Express platform. You need an American Express card, as well as an account with TicketMaster for acquiring the tickets. The platform is servicing nearly every date on the tour.
Lewis Black works in conjunction with the Music Today marketing platform. The service offers presales as provided through the official Lewis Black fan club. There is no cost for acquiring access to the fan club. All you need is an email to sign into the fan club community.
To get access to guaranteed high quality presales for any show, fan club members can pay $20 a year. It is in an effort to fend off scalping, and the fan club is appropriately titled F.U.C.K.U.
“It’s a fine line between being an aware, informed and empathetic person, and being driven bat-crap crazy from the knowledge. Comics of depth dance that line all the time. For Lewis Black, performing at Bass Performance Hall last Sunday at age 65, his dancing days may be nearing the end. “Every day I wake up and say ‘This is the day, this is the day we figure it out.’ It’s got to be today, we’ve been at it so long.”But not today, he said, looking a bit haggard, leaning on the mic stand, and wondering aloud just how much longer he could keep the rant alive: “This shit gets harder and harder to talk about.” – Amy Martin of Theater Jones
“One of Black’s newest subjects for this tour is social media, and how a whole generation has become obsessed with it. “I have a Facebook account, and it is easy to use and everything, but now I have a million friends and I have no clue who any of them are,” he said. “Then, I use Spotify to listen to music, and all of a sudden everything I listened to is posted on my Facebook page. Now a million people know I listened to Adele.” – Rod Lotter of Whats Up Magazine
“Of course, Black’s self-description of what he does onstage is just part of the underlying humbleness the wildly successful comedian brings to his otherwise headstrong, spirited act. How spirited? Well, I’ve seen hundreds of live comedy shows, and this is the first that has included the performer accidentally striking his teeth with the microphone mid-rant. It was audible. Ouch.” – Dylan Gadino of Laugh Spin
Running on Empty 2012
Started April 13, 2012 in Durham, North Carolina | Ended November 15, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana
In God We Rust Tour 2010
Started July 8, 2010 in Santa Ynez, California | Ended September 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts
Let Them Eat Cake 2009 Tour
Started February 19, 2009 in Santa Ynez, California | Ended October 8, 2009 in Rockford, Illinois