Lewis Black

Last Saturday, December 9th, my dad and I went to the Rosemont Theatre to see Lewis Black perform. For those of you who don't know, Lewis Black is a comedian, a topical comic to be exact, and appears on the "Back In Black" segment of The Daily Show (he has also done a few comedy specials, movies, and CDs, as well as written a book).

John Bowman opened up the night with some witty remarks about everyday life. His bit on the inactive part of your brain fucking with the rest of the brain (i.e. playing the same melody over and over and over in your head so you can't think about anything else) was pretty funny.

I really enjoyed Lewis Black. I have listened to 4 of his 5 CDs quite a few times (I don't have Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues) and I was worried he was going to repeat a lot of his old jokes (kind of like George Carlin did when I saw him). But, I was pleasantly surprised, Lewis Black performed about 90% new material. Most of the night he was just funny, but by the end of the night, I was crying in my seat I was laughing so hard.

If you get the chance, I recommend going to see Lewis Black perform. His rage-ridden rants are quite hysterical.