Lewis Black Announces New CD and Tour
Wed, 02 Jun 2010 09:58:49
Lewis Black –quite possibly my favorite stand-up comedian and I am a stand-up comedy nerd- is back and angrier than ever! He is also busier than ever, as he is about to celebrate the release of a CD and a DVD, as well as a special on Comedy Central titled Stark Raving Black. Mr. Black also has a gaggle of tour dates on his docket, as well. So if you want to pee your pants, then snag some tickets to his shows!
Stark Raving Black is scheduled for release on June 12 via CD and DVD via Comedy Central. It's a special release not only because it's Lewis and it was recorded at the historic Fillmore Theatre in Detroit, but it also marks the Grammy-winning record label's 100th release, so congrats to Comedy Central Records for reaching that impressive milestone. I can't think of anyone better to share the achievement with than Lewis Black. The release will also be available on all digital outlets including iTunes and Amazon. The television special will air on Comedy Central the weekend before release date on June 12 at 9 PM, so check your local listings.
Some of the topics that Black explores on the brilliant and hilarious include the absurdities of aging (60 is NOT the new 40!) to the pitfalls of becoming a "mainstream" comedian to the insanity of Washington and Wall Street. Seriously, I love Dane Cook, Kevin Brennan, Robert Schimmel and Zack Galifinakis, but Lewis Black is my numero uno favorite of the lot! If you like smart, satirical comedy, then Lewis Black is required listening. He is this generation's George Carlin! No joke.
The uncensored DVD features an extended version of the stand-up event -35 minutes not aired during the Comedy Central special. It will also include a 70-minute documentary on Lewis Black's life and career titled Basic Black. The documentary gives an intimate portrait of what it's like to "lick every inch of the ladder" on the way to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America.
To give fans a preview of Stark Raving Black, TheLaughButton.com is holding an exclusive Lewis Black Soundboard. The soundboard features fourteen hilarious (and profane) quotes from the comedian, as well as an exclusive audio and video track from the upcoming album that you cannot find anywhere else. I'm headed over there once I am done with this story. You should too!
LEWIS BLACK SOUNDBOARD WIDGET LEWIS BLACK TOUR DATES 6.11 - Utica, NY: Stanley Perf. Arts Center
6.12 - Niagara Falls, NY: Seneca Niagara Casino
6.17 - New York, NY: Barnes & Noble Tribeca
6.18 - Atlantic City, NJ: The Borgata
6.19 - Atlantic City, NJ: The Borgata
6.24 - Billings, MT: Alberta Blair Theater
6.25 - Bismark, ND: Belle Mehus Auditorium
6.26 - Fargo, ND: Fargo Theater
6.27 - Duluth, MN: DECC Auditorium
7.8 - Santa Ynez, CA: Chumash Casino
7.9 - Modesto, CA: Gallo Center for the Arts
7.10 - Bakersfield, CA: Bakersfield Fox Theater
7.15 - Montreal, Quebec: Just For Laughs
7.16 - Montreal, Quebec: Just For Laughs
7.20 - New York, NY: Central Park Rumsey Field: Hosting 'The Daily Show & Friends'
7.22 - Lakeville, PA: Caesars Cove Haven
8.12 - Winterhaven, CA: Quechan Casino Resort
8.13 - Los Angeles, CA: Walt Disney Concert Hall
8.14 - Pala, CA: Pala Casino
8.19 - Hampton Beach, NH: Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
8.20 - Hyannis, MA: Cape Cod Melody Tent
8.21 - Cohasset, MA: South Shore Music Circus
9.4 - Reno, NV: Silver Legacy Casino
9.5 - Napa, CA: Uptown Theatre
9.10 - Durham, NC: Durham PAC
9.11 - Greenville, SC: Peace Center
9.17 - Tulsa, OK: Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino
9.18 - Thackerville, OK: WinStar World Casino
9.24 - Washington, DC: Warner Theatre
9.25 - Washington, DC: Warner Theatre
10.7 - Indiana, PA: Fisher Auditorium
10.8 - Westbury, NY: Theatre at Westbury
10.9 - Westbury, NY: Theatre at Westbury v 10.22 - Las Vegas, NV: The Mirage
10.13 - Las Vegas, NV: The Mirage
11.19 - Northampton, MA: Calvin Theatre
11.20 - Northampton, MA: Calvin Theatre
11.21 - Wallingford, CT: Oakdale Theatre
11.30 - 12.2 - Red Bank, NJ: Count Basie Theatre
12.3 - Atlantic City, NJ: The Borgata
12.4 - Atlantic City, NJ: The Borgata
12.5 - Lowell, MA: Lowell Memorial Auditorium
12.9 - Englewood, NJ: Bergan PAC
12.10 - Englewood, NJ: Bergan PAC
12.11 - Wilmington, DE: Grand Opera House
12.12 - Morristown, NJ: Community Theatre
Who is your favorite comedian?