George Carlin, Larry King and Jules Feiffer love Lewis Black. They love him because his insights and love/hate relationship with America are brilliantly expressed in his concerts and TV appearances worldwide. How can you not love a man who says, “Republicans are a party with bad ideas and Democrats are a party with no ideas”
Lewis’ live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don’t have to. A passionate performer who is more pissed off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon, he’s perfected expressing what the rest of us can not say in polite company. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world. It’s no wonder he’s been compared to Mort Sahl
Increased exposure from The Daily Show eventually generated a record deal with Stand Up! Records. His first CD, The White Album, was released in 2000 to much critical acclaim. Lewis followed with eight more, six under the Comedy Central Records label. He has been graced with 4 Grammy nominations and two wins for his work. He received nominations in 2006 for Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues and in 2008 for Anticipation. He won for Best Comedy Album for The Carnegie Hall Performance in 2007 and Stark Raving Black in 2011.
In 2006, Lewis had a break out year as an actor. He co-starred with Robin Williams in Barry Levinson’s Man of the Year (Universal Pictures), appeared as “the fake dean of a fake college” in Steve Pink’s Accepted (Universal Pictures) and as the harried airport manager in Paul Feig’s Unaccompanied Minors (Warner Brothers). In addition, he lent his voice to the role of ‘Jimmy’ in Bob Sagat’s parody, Farce of the Penguins (Thinkfilm). Recently in the spirit of the Presidential election season, Lewis voiced the character ‘Seamus,’ the former dog of Mitt Romney, that was left on top of his car roof for 12 hours, for a book called Dog on the Roof: On the Road with Mitt Romney and Mutt.
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