Comedian Lewis Black to Make Music Hall Debut 9/5 in Portsmouth

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Comedian Lewis Black to Make Music Hall Debut 9/5 in Portsmouth

Comedian Lewis Black makes his debut at the Historic Theater as part of the Hilarity series. Best known for his appearances on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Black will bring his brand of social commentary to the Historic Theater. This show will have you rolling with laughter while he rants about current events, historical events and the little mysteries of life. This Grammy Award-winner delivers a show that you don't want to miss. Tickets are on sale now and going fast.

About Lewis Black - Lewis Black, known to many for his high-energy rants from his appearances on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, brings his stand-up to The Music Hall stage. Expect him to provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment as he yells so you don't have to. He is more of a pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Black's unique brand of humor causes an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

For more about the appearance, visit www.themusichall.org/calendar/event/lewis_black. Tickets are on sale now: $56 and $69. Tickets can be purchased at The Music Hall box office in the Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, over the phone at (603)-436-2400, or online at www.themusichall.org.

About The Music Hall - The Music Hall is a performing arts center featuring curated entertainment from around the world in two theaters in its downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire campus - one, a landmark 1878 Victorian theater, designated an American Treasure for the Arts by the National Park Service's Save America's Treasures Program, the other the intimate Music Hall Loft around the corner, recently named "best performing arts venue" by Yankee Magazine and the recipient of the NH AIA award for design excellence.

With acclaimed signature series like Writers on a New England Stage -- a partnership between The Music Hall and New Hampshire Public Radio -- and the Intimately Yours music series, we bring top authors and artists to both stages. Also, HD broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera and the National Theatre of London as well as extraordinary cinema fill both screens almost every night of the year.

This dynamic arts center urges patrons to Explore + Learn via master classes, post film panel discussions, and matinees for children. An anchor cultural organization in this historic working seaport, The Music Hall is one of downtown Portsmouth's biggest employers and largest contributors to the regional economy: The Music Hall and its patrons contribute $7.1 million annually to the local economy through show and visitor related spending.

Innovative in its outlook, the organization is community oriented and committed to making the Seacoast flourish. The Music Hall is a 501(c)3 nonprofit managed by a professional staff with the assistance of a volunteer board. Though global in the scope of its artists and programs, The Music Hall operates independently with the support of 3,000 members, 300 corporate partners and 58 community partner organizations. Welcoming more than 100,000 patrons (including 20,000 children) each year from the tri-state area and beyond, The Music Hall is the region's center for the performing arts, literature and education...easy to get to, impossible to forget. An American Treasure celebrating 135 years.

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