Lewis Black Returns To PPAC This November

Following the highly successful Spring 2018 leg of his THE JOKE'S ON US TOUR, Lewis Black has added Fall 2018 dates to his THE JOKE'S ON US TOUR, including an engagement at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, RI on Thursday, November 8 at 7:30P.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 20 at 10A at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Tickets are $75 - $29.50; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Box Office Hours are Monday - Friday, 10A - 5P; Saturday, 10A - 2P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on performance days.

Lewis Black, Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as a stand-up comedian, actor, and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs more than 200 nights annually, to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. He is one of the few performers to sell out multiple renowned theaters, 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 New York City.

His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is more of an aggravated optimist than a mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves silly while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

Lewis Black came into national prominence with his appearances on THE DAILY SHOW in 1996. Those appearances on THE DAILY SHOW led to comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime, and Epix. In 2001, he won Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards. He has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 Grammy Award-winning The Carnegie Hall Performance. He won his second Grammy Award for his album Stark Raving Black and has published three bestselling books: Nothing's Sacred (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Me of Little Faith (Riverhead Books, 2008), and I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas (Riverhead Books, 2010). In 2012, he performed eight sell-out shows at Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway as well as did one of his two HBO Specials BLACK ON BROADWAY. In 2015, Black notably voiced the character "Anger" in the Academy Award winning film from Pixar, "Inside Out."

Additionally, Lewis Black does a live streaming show on Audible called THE RANT IS DUE. There are behind-the-scenes moments from the Lewis Black tour bus, as well as occasional phone calls to the people behind the rants. From hate for pickles to disdain for online dating, this show channels the rage of 300 million neighbors and truly has something for everybody. More show info can be found here.

For more information visit: lewisblack.com, facebook.com/thelewisblack or tweet @TheLewisBlack




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