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Lewis Black

Lewis BlackAKA Lewis Niles Black

Born: 30-Aug-1948
Birthplace: Silver Spring, MD

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight [1]
Occupation: Comic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Rants on The Daily Show

Lewis Black studied drama at Yale, and he's written 40+ plays, but comedy pays the bills. He's famous for facial contortions and acerbic commentary on The Daily Show. He's also an actor (see Hannah and Her Sisters, Jacob's Ladder, and Mad About You), and yearns for a situation comedy of his own. He's made several pilots for possible sit-coms since the mid-1990s, none of which have been picked up.

Black narrated Quayle Season, a 1992 documentary collecting moronic clips from former Vice President Dan Quayle. Black on America: "It's by the people and for the people, you idiot, not by the corporation and for the corporation and let's have another merger next Thursday."

[1] Lewis Black, Nothing's Sacred (2005), page 201: "Since my head was in a continual spin cycle at the drama school, it made perfect sense that I would get married at this time. The wedding took place at the courthouse in Rockville, Maryland, with just my immediate family and hers. Directly following the ceremony my brother and I walked out the door just as two officers of the law were passing by with a prisoner shackled between them. I looked at my brother and said, When God sends you a message He certainly makes it loud and clear. The marriage was finished in less than a year."

Father: Sam Black (mechanical engineer)
Mother: Jeannette
Brother: Ronald (d. 1997 cancer)
Wife: (div.)

    High School: Springbrook High School, Silver Spring, MD (1966)
University of Maryland (transferred)
    University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1970)
    University: MFA, Yale University (1977)

    American Civil Liberties Union
    Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity
    SAG-AFTRA Board of Directors
    Risk Factors: Smoking, LSD

    The Daily Show Commentator ("Back in Black", 2000-)
    Lewis Black's Root of All Evil Judge (2008)
    Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law The Deadly Duplicator (2005-07)
    The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Bernie (1990-91)

    Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (Jan-2018) · Himself
    Rock Dog (Jun-2016) [VOICE]
    Madoff (3-Feb-2016)
    Inside Out (18-May-2015) [VOICE]
    The Muslims Are Coming! (12-Sep-2013) · Himself
    Lewis Black: Old Yeller: Live at the Borgata (24-Aug-2013) · Himself
    Peep World (15-Sep-2010) · Narrator
    Teenage Paparazzo (22-Jan-2010) · Himself
    Stark Raving Black (8-Oct-2009) · Himself
    Falling for Grace (20-Jul-2007) · Rob York
    Farce of the Penguins (30-Jan-2007) [VOICE]
    Unaccompanied Minors (30-Nov-2006)
    Man of the Year (13-Oct-2006)
    Accepted (18-Aug-2006)
    The Happy Elf (6-Dec-2005) [VOICE]
    The Aristocrats (Jan-2005) · Himself
    Lewis Black: Black on Broadway (15-May-2004) · Himself
    Joey Breaker (14-May-1993)
    The Night We Never Met (30-Apr-1993)
    The Hard Way (8-Mar-1991) · Banker
    Jacob's Ladder (2-Nov-1990)
    Hannah and Her Sisters (7-Feb-1986) · Paul

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Comedy albums:
The White Album (2000)
Revolver (2002)
The End of the Universe (2002)
Rules of Enragement (2003)
Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues (2005)
The Carnegie Hall Performance (2006)
Anticipation (2008)

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