Lewis Black Returns To The MAC March 30
Actor, author and critically-acclaimed stand-up comedian Lewis Black returns to the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage, Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8 p.m. Black will rant on parents to politics in this engagement that is part of Black's "The Joke's on US Tour." Opening for Black will be special guest John Bowman. This show is recommended for mature audiences.
Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life. A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon, he performs more than 200 nights a year to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Black was last seen at the MAC in 2016 as part of his "The Emperor's New Clothes: The Naked Truth Tour."
Additionally, Lewis Black does a live streaming show called THE RANT IS DUE at the end of each tour performance. Viewers are encouraged to submit rants, questions or suggestions for rants on the show's unique viewer and submission platform. From hate for pickles to disdain for online dating, this show channels the rage of 300 million neighbors and truly has something for everybody. The show is free to anyone; however, members of Lewis's official fan club have exclusive access to the over 70+ hours of THE RANT IS DUE video archives. All members also have ticket privileges for premium seating and meet & greet opportunities.
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Black broke onto the national scene with his appearances on "The Daily Show" in 1996. Those appearances led to comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Epix. In 2001, he won the Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards. Black has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 Grammy Award-winning "The Carnegie Hall Performance," and won his second Grammy Award for his album "Stark Raving Black" (2011). In 2006, Black had a break-out year as an actor, co-starring with Robin Williams in Barry Levinson's "Man of the Year" (Universal Pictures). He also 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 Bros.). He lent his voice to Jimmy in Bob Sagat's parody "Farce of the Penguins" (ThinkFilm) and in 2015, Black voiced the character "Anger" in the Academy Award winning film from Pixar, "Inside Out." As a best-selling author, Black has penned three bestselling books: "Nothing's Sacred" (2005), "Me of Little Faith" (2008) and "I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas" (2010). He has written more than 40 plays, many of which have been produced around the country.
"The Deal," a dark comedy about business, was made into a short film in 1998 and picked up by the Sundance Channel. In 2011, his play "One Slight Hitch" was produced at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and then again in 2012 at both the ACT Theatre in Seattle and The George Street Theatre in New Brunswick. As a long-time mentor with the 52nd Street Project, Black was roasted in "Charred Black 2007," "which drew the largest fundraising numbers in the Project's history. He is a member of their advisory board, is co-chair of their capital campaign, and in 2000, the Ron Black Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in memory of his late brother. Black is also committed to raising funds for the Rusty Magee Clinic for Families and Health. He is a strong supporter of both the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Autism Speaks and was honored by The Brady Center for his commitment to ending gun violence. In 2012, he was honored by the ACLU of Georgia with their National Civil Liberties Award. At the Williamstown Theatre Festival, he established the William Foeller Fellowship, having taught and performed at the festival for more than a decade. Black also supports our military personnel and has performed in three tours with the USO, visiting several Middle Eastern and European military bases.
Opening for Black will be John Bowman. As an executive producer, Bowman has worked on such high-profile projects as "Murphy Brown," "Martin," "The Show" and "Cedric the Entertainer Presents." An accomplished comedy writer as well, he earned two Emmy nominations for his work on "In Living Color" and won an Emmy in 1989 as a writer for "Saturday Night Live." Bowman's other writing credits include episodes of "The Hughleys," "Men Behaving Badly," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "It's Garry Shandling's Show."