Lewis Black

Comedian, Musical Artist

1948 –

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Who is Lewis Black?

Lewis Niles Black is an American comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. He is known for his angry face, comedy style, which often includes simulating a mental breakdown, or an increasingly angry rant, ridiculing history, politics, religion, trends and cultural phenomena. He hosted the Comedy Central series Lewis Black's Root of All Evil, and makes regular appearances on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart delivering his “Back in Black” commentary segment. When not on the road performing, he resides in Manhattan. He also maintains a residence in Chapel Hill, N.C. He is currently the spokesman for Aruba Tourism, appearing in television ads that aired in late 2009 and 2010. He was voted 51st of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time by Comedy Central in 2004; and was voted 5th in Comedy Central's Stand Up Showdown in 2008 and 11th in 2010.

Black serves as the American Civil Liberties Union's ambassador on voting rights.

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Born
Aug 30, 1948
Silver Spring
Also known as
  • Lewis Niles Black
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Springbrook High School
  • Yale School of Drama
  • University of Maryland, College Park
Lived in
  • Silver Spring
  • Chapel Hill
  • Washington, D.C.

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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