​Lewis Black

The most beloved grouch in show business, Lewis Black is coming to Stuart for a night of finger wagging and biting political commentary. A best-selling author, accomplished actor, and revolutionary comedian, Black has become one of the greatest entertainers of the 21st century. His balance of exploding anger and persistent optimism has made his stand-up specials some of the most unique in the world. So, don’t miss the wit and insanity of the world-famous comedian Lewis Black live at The Lyric Theatre.

Born in Washington, D.C. to a teacher and mechanical engineer, Black fell in love with the theatre at an early age. Set on performing and writing, Lewis Black attended the University of North Carolina and the Yale Drama School. While at UNC, Black began to experiment with stand-up comedy, performing at Cat’s Cradle in Chapel Hill. After school, Black worked at the West Bank Café’s Downstairs Theatre Bar, developing his own plays and the works of others. Finally, in the late 1980s, Lewis Black realized his true calling: stand-up comedy. In 1996, Black got his first big break, receiving national attention for a three-minute ranting segment for
The Daily Show with John Stewart. This short segment would develop into one of the most popular segments on the show, “Back in Black.”

Since 1996, Lewis Black has become one of the most cherished stand-up comedians working today. Black has produced four Comedy Central specials and a number of HBO specials, including the 2007 special “Red, White, and Screwed,” which was nominated for an Emmy in 2007. Over the years, Lewis Black has appeared on Larry King Live, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien among others. Lewis Black has also written two best-selling books, “Nothing’s Sacred” and “Me of Little Faith,” both of which became New York Times bestsellers. The comedian has also appeared in major motion pictures, including Accepted, Unaccompanied Minors, and Man of the Year with Robin Williams. Despite his success writing and film acting, his heart still belongs to the stage. Lewis Black performs over 200 nights a year for sold-out audiences across the world.