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Known as the king of the rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic anger 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, with topics that include current events, social media and anything else that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world. His latest tour is titled “The Joke’s On US” and he’s set to play The Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, May 11, 2018.
Receiving critical acclaim as a stand-up, actor and author, Black has performed for audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. In 1996 he was tapped to create a weekly segment for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. The segment, a three-minute rant about whatever was bothering him at the moment, evolved into Back in Black, becoming one of the most popular and longest-running segments on the show for both the Jon Stewart era, and now The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Black has also taped four specials for the Comedy Central Presents series, co-created Last Laugh with Lewis Black and presided over Lewis Black’s The Root of All Evil. His popular appearances on Comedy Central helped to win him Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards in 2001.
Black has filmed two specials for HBO, including Black On Broadway and Red, White and Screwed. The latter was nominated for an Emmy® in 2007. He had a regular feature for two seasons on Inside the NFL (for which he earned a Sports Emmy) and in 2006, he was asked to participate in Comic Relief. Black has appeared on Larry King Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O’ Brien.
In 2015, Lewis Black notably voiced the character “Anger” in Pixar’s Academy Award winning film, Inside Out. The film is about an 11-year-old-girl, Riley, who is dealing with a move across the country, and wrestling with the emotions inside her head. Black, who’s a fan of all things Pixar, calls the opportunity a career-defining role. “I knew from the very beginning that this was going to be special,”
he says. “I’ll be remembered as this little red guy who yells and his head goes on fire.”
Lewis Black continues to tour heavily, playing countless dates each year and providing a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. In his leisure time, Black likes to play golf, even though golf hates him. You’ll probably see how much golf hates him at the resort’s Eagle Falls Golf Course when he appears at Fantasy Springs in May.
Tickets for the 8pm Lewis Black performance on Friday, May 11, 2018 go on sale Friday, February 9th for $59, $49 and $29 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.
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