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Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome Lewis Black, 9/7

Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome Lewis Black, 9/7

Lewis Black, Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. Black came into national prominence with his appearances on "The Daily Show" in 1996. Those exhibitions on "The Daily Show" led to comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Epix. In 2001, Black won Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards. Black will be in full form when he rants at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, September 7, at 8 p.m. He has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 Grammy Award-winning The Carnegie Hall Performance. ? He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. This event is part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series.

Receiving critical acclaim, Lewis Black performs more than 200 nights a year to sell-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Black is one of a few performers to sell out multiple renowned theatres including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas and most recently a sold-out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in NYC.

Lewis' live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience, according to his PR bio. He yells so they don't have to. A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon, "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." In his leisure time, Lewis likes to play golf, even though golf hates him.

For tickets ($95), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.


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