Lewis Black Biography, Age, Networth, Specials, Tours, Relationship, Books, Films

By | July 2, 2021

Lewis Black Biography

Lewis Black ( Lewis Niles Black) an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. He is known for being voted 51st of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time by Comedy Central in 2004. He as well got was voted 5th in Comedy Central’s Stand Up Showdown in 2008 and 11th in 2010. He is best known for his angry comedic demeanor in which most often having a mental breakdown.

His comedy routines often escalate into rants about the current affairs, history, politics, religion, or any other cultural trends. He makes regular appearances on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and hosts the Comedy Central series ‘Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil‘.
He is as well a spokesman for the Aruba Tourism Authority and in 2013 he was voted as “ambassador for voting rights” for the American Civil Liberties Union.

Lewis Black Age

Lewis was born August 30, 1948 in Washington, D.C

Lewis Black Family

Black was born to Mr. Sam Black, an artist and mechanical engineer and mother Jeannette, a teacher,in Washington, D.C. He wasbrought upsed in a middle-class Jewish family in Silver Spring, Maryland, graduating from Springbrook High School in 1966.

Lewis Black Young| Early Career

Black began his career as a playwright. From 1981 to 1989, he served as the playwright-in-residence and associate artistic director of Steve Olsen’s West Bank Cafe Downstairs Theatre Bar in Hell’s Kitchen in New York City, where he collaborated with composer and lyricist Rusty Magee and artistic director Rand Foerster on hundreds of one-act plays.

He also collaborated with Rusty Magee,writing the musical The Czar of Rock and Roll, which premiered at Houston’s Alley Theatre in 1990. Black’s stand-up comedy began as an opening act for the plays; he was also the master of ceremonies. Black left the theatre and began working as a comedian, as well as finding bit parts in television and films after a change in management while at the theatre.

Lewis Black The Root of All Evil

In 2008, Black hosted the Comedy Central television series The Root of All Evil . The show pitted two people or pop-culture topics against each other as a panel of comedians argued, in the style of a court trial, which is more evil, e.g., “Paris Hilton vs. Dick Cheney” and “Internet Porn vs. YouTube”. After hearing arguments from both sides, Black, acting as judge, made the final decision as to which is more evil.

In 2008, Black hosted History of the Joke with Lewis Black, a 2-hour comedy-documentary on The History Channel.

Lewis Black Stand-Up Month

Comedy Central’s “Stand-Up Month” in 2008 featured specials originally presented on HBO by Black, along with programs featuring Dane Cook and Chris Rock. That year, as part of Comedy Central’s “Stand-Up Month”, Black’s routine finished at #5 on “Stand-Up Showdown 2008”, a viewer-based countdown of the top Comedy Central Presents routine.

Lewis Black On Broadway

Lewis hosted a HBO stand-up special titled Black on Broadway .in 2014. Black hosted Comedy Central’s Last Laugh ’07, which aired on December 2, 2007 along with Dave Attell and D.L. Hughley.

Lewis Black Red, White, and Screwed

Black performed at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.in 2006, for an HBO special, Red, White, and Screwed. It aired in June and a DVD was released in October. When explaining his choice of venue, Black said that “some asshole” was paid to count the number of times the word “fuck” was said in his previous HBO special, Black On Broadway, and that the original location, the Kennedy Center, wanted him to cut back on its use. Black was told the number was 42, when actually it was approximately 78.

Lewis Black Film and television appearances

Black has featured in episode 25 “Aria” in 1991 of Law and Order as porn director Franklin Frome, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode “Obscene” (2004) as a shock jock, and in The Big Bang Theory episode “The Jiminy Conjecture” (2009) as Professor Crawley, an entomologist.

He also released his autobiography, Nothing’s Sacred, in 2005. Since November 9, 2005, Black has been making appearances in small segments on The Weather Channel. In December 2005, he appeared in an animated holiday special The Happy Elf, as the voice of the extremely tightly wound elf, Norbert.

Lewis Black Film Accepted

In the film Accepted, a film about high school graduates who create a college when they fail to get accepted into any, he played Dean Ben Lewis of the school “South Harmon Institute of Technology”. He also appeared in the 2006 films Man of the Year and Unaccompanied Minors. Black hosted Comedy Central’s Last Laugh ’06, which aired on December 10, 2006.

Lewis Black Voice acting

Black voiced “Manobrain” during the third season of the Cartoon Network series “Duck Dodgers”. From the script, he was the inventor of a diet pill which was stolen while he was in college. He blamed the theft on his college friend Dr. I. Q. Hi, not realizing that the actual thief was Duck Dodgers. The theft set Manobrain on the path of evil.

Black provided the voice of the Deadly Duplicator in four episodes of the Adult Swim show Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Lawvas well as in the video game based on the show.

Lewis Black Published Books

  • Nothing’s Sacred (2005)
  • Nothing’s Sacred (audio book) (2006)
  • Nothing’s Sacred (softcover version) (2007)
  • Me of Little Faith (2008) (New York: Riverhead Books – Penguin Group) 240 pages,
  • ISBN 978-1-59448-994-5.
  • Me of Little Faith (paperback version with added content) (2009)
  • I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas (2010)
    Lewis Black Media releases
  • CDs
  • The White Album (2000)
  • Revolver (EP) (2002)
  • The End of the Universe (2002)
  • Rules of Enragement (2003)
  • Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues (2005)
  • The Carnegie Hall Performance (2006)
  • Anticipation (2008)
  • Stark Raving Black (2010)
  • The Prophet (2011, unreleased album from 1991)
  • In God We Rust (2012)
  • Old Yeller (Live at the Borgata) (2013)
  • The Rant is Due (2017)
  • Black to the Future (2017)

Lewis Black DVDs

  • Unleashed (compilation of his four Comedy Central specials plus his appearances on The Daily Show: Indecision 2000) (2002)
  • Black on Broadway (2003 HBO Special) (2004)
  • A Pair of Lewis Black Shorts (Sidesplitters: The Burt & Dick Story and The Gynecologists) (2006)
  • Red, White, and Screwed (2006 HBO Special)
  • History of the Joke with Lewis Black (2008 History Channel special)
  • Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black (2009 History Channel special)
  • Stark Raving Black (2009)
  • In God We Rust (2012 Epix Special)
  • Lewis Black: Old Yeller – Live At the Borgata In Atlantic City (2013)
  • Black to the Future (2017)

Lewis Black Movies

  • 1986 Hannah and Her Sisters Paul
  • 1990 Jacob’s Ladder Jacob’s doctor
  • 1991 The Hard Way Banker
  • 1993 The Night We Never Met Marty Holder
  • 1993 Joey Breaker Pete Grimm
  • 2000 Sidesplitters: The Burt & Dick Story Burt Short film
  • 2002 American Dummy Club Owner Short film
  • 2003 The Gynecologists Cookie LaMotte Short film
  • 2006 Accepted Ben Lewis
  • 2006 Man of the Year Eddie Langston
  • 2006 Falling for Grace Rob York
  • 2006 Unaccompanied Minors Oliver Porter
  • 2007 Farce of the Penguins Jimmy
  • 2007 Falling for Grace Rob York
  • 2008 History of the Joke Narrator Documentary
  • 2008 No Free Lunch Lewis Short film
  • 2008 What Blows Up Must Come Down! Furry Murray Short film
  • 2009 Ollie & the Baked Halibut Baked Halibut Short film
  • 2010 Peep World Narrator
  • 2011 Afghan Luke Himself
  • 2013 Comedy Warriors: Healing through Humor Himself
  • 2015 Introducing Parker Dowd Drew Short film
  • 2015 Inside Out Anger Voice
  • 2015 Riley’s First Date? Anger Short film; voice
  • 2015 Stereotypically You Charlie’s Therapist
  • 2016 Rock Dog Linnux Voice
  • 2016 Better Off Single
  • 2017 Imitation Girl
  • 2019 The Last Laugh

Lewis Black Television Shows

  • 1990–1991 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Bernie 5 episodes
  • 1991 Law & Order Director Franklin Frome Season 2, Episode 3: “Aria”
  • 1996–present The Daily Show Commentator “Back in Black” segment
  • 1997 Homicide: Life on the Street Laslo “Punchy” Deleon Episode: “Deception”
  • 1997 Mad About You The Pizza Slice Season 6, Episode 7: “Le Sex Show”
  • 2003 The Brak Show Brain Slug / Zorak 2 episodes
  • 2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit BJ Cameron Episode: “Obscene”
  • 2005 Duck Dodgers Manobrain Voice only; one episode
  • 2005 The Happy Elf Norbert Voice

Lewis BlackTV movie

  • 2005–2007 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law The Deadly Duplicator, Elliott Voice only; four episodes
  • 2006 Lewis Black: Red, White & Screwed[29] Himself HBO comedy special
  • 2007 My Gym Partner’s a Monkey Ted Voice only; Episode 36: “Hornbill and Ted’s Bogus Journey”
  • 2008 Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil Himself
  • 2009 The Big Bang Theory Dr. Crawley Season 3, Episode 2: “The Jiminy Conjecture”
  • 2010 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Mr. E/Ricky Owens Voice only
  • 2011 Robotomy Gore-Ax Voice only; single episode (“Mean Green”)
    2011 The Penguins of Madagascar Dale Voice only, episode: “Arch-Enemy/The Big S.T.A.N.K.”
  • 2012–2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Spider Bytez / Vic Voice only; two episodes
  • 2016 Madoff Ezra Merkin Miniseries
  • 2016 Crisis in Six Scenes Al 2 episodes
  • 2017 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Mayor Stoughton (voice) Episode: “World of Witchcraft”
  • 2017 The President Show Trump’s Psyche Episode: “Joe Cirincione”
  • 2018 SpongeBob SquarePants Santa Claus Episode: “Goons on the Moon”, g
  • Lewis Black Video Games

Lewis Black Net Worth

Lewis has an estimated ne tworth of $2 million

Lewis Black Comedy Style

He uses include sarcasm, hyperbole, profanity, shouting and his trademark angry finger-shaking, which bring emphasis to his topics of discussion. He once described his humor as “being on the Titanic every single day and being the only person who knows what is going to happen.”

Black has described his political affiliation as: “I’m a socialist, so that puts me totally outside any concept…the Canadians get it. But seriously, most people don’t get it. The idea of capping people’s income just scares people. ‘Oh, you’re taking money from the rich.’ Ooh, what a horrifying thing. These people really need $200 million.

Lewis Black Stand-up comedy

In 1998, Black began in his first comedy special on the series Comedy Central Presents. He starred in two additional episodes of the series in 2000 and 2002. He starred in another special for the network in 2002, titled Taxed Beyond Belief.

Lewis Black Religion

Black was born and raised in a Jewish family and is well versed with the torah. He previously got critisised the Christian interpretation of the Tanakh (Old Testament) and the introduction of New Testament.

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