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Lewis Black in Omaha March 27th

One of the most prolific and popular performers working today, LEWIS BLACK brings his brilliant insights and love/hate relationship with America to the Holland Performing Arts Center for an evening of hilarious standup comedy on March 27 at 7:30 p.m.

 


 


His live performances have been said to provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment.  More an angry optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon, Black expresses with passion what the rest of us cannot say in polite company. He is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh uncontrollably while he drives home compelling points about the absurdity of our world. It’s no wonder he has been compared to Mort Sahl, Lenny Bruce, and Bill Hicks.

He recently nabbed his fourth Grammy® nomination for his latest CD Stark Raving Black, and has previously won Best Comedy Album for Carnegie Hall Performance.

Black oversaw the development of more than 1,000 plays as playwright-in-residence at New York’s famed West Bank Café Downstairs Theatre Bar before leaving to host the popular Back in Black segment on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. That led to several Comedy Central specials, helping him win Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards in 2001. He has filmed two HBO specials, has a regular feature on Inside the NFL, and appears frequently as a guest on late night television shows. His two bestselling books, Nothing's Sacred (Simon and Schuster, 2005) and Me of Little Faith (Riverhead Books, 2008), garnered critical praise and spent numerous weeks on the New York Times best seller list. In his most recent book, I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas, he takes a hilarious and sharply observed look at what’s wrong with the holidays.

Tickets to his Omaha appearance are priced at $35, $45, $55 and $65, and may be purchased at the Ticket Omaha Box Office, 1200 Douglas Street, Omaha (Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 12-5), by phone at (402) 345-0606 or online at ticketomaha.com. The show goes on sale Thursday, December 16, at 10:00 a.m

 

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