23 Facts About Lewis Black

1.

Lewis Niles Black was born on August 30,1948 and is an American stand-up comedian and actor.

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2.

Lewis Black is a spokesman for the Aruba Tourism Authority, appearing in television ads that first aired in late 2009 and 2010.

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3.

Lewis Black was born on August 30,1948, in Washington, D C, the elder son of Jeannette Black, a teacher, and Samuel Black, an artist and mechanical engineer.

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4.

Lewis Black'sgrandparents emigrated from the Russian Empire, including Chornyi Ostriv and Bialystok, and his paternal grandfather was originally named Leib Blech, later changed to Louis Black.

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5.

Also with Rusty Magee, Lewis Black wrote the musical The Czar of Rock and Roll, which premiered at Houston's Alley Theatre in 1990.

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6.

In 1998, Lewis Black starred in his first comedy special on the series Comedy Central Presents.

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7.

In 2004 and 2005, Lewis Black hosted the World Stupidity Awards ceremony at Montreal's Just for Laughs comedy festival.

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8.

In 2006, Black performed at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D C for an HBO special, Red, White, and Screwed.

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9.

Lewis Black was told the number was 42, when actually it was approximately 78.

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10.

Lewis Black received a 2007 Grammy Award for "Best Comedy Album" for his album The Carnegie Hall Performance.

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11.

In 2009, Lewis Black filmed two shows at the Fillmore Theater in Detroit, Michigan.

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12.

In 2011, Lewis Black filmed two shows at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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13.

In October 2020, Lewis Black released his fourteenth stand-up special, Thanks for Risking Your Life, live at the Four Winds New Buffalo casino.

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14.

Since November 9,2005, Lewis Black has been making appearances in small segments on The Weather Channel.

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15.

Lewis Black hosted Comedy Central's Last Laugh '06, which aired on December 10,2006.

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16.

Lewis Black was the voice of "Manobrain" during the third season of the Cartoon Network series Duck Dodgers.

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17.

Lewis Black provided the voice of oxpecker Ted in the My Gym Partner's a Monkey episode, "Hornbill and Ted's Bogus Journey".

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18.

Lewis Black was upset and he encouraged the audience to boo the heckler before leaving the stage in disgust, while shouting obscenities at the heckler.

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19.

On June 29,2007, Lewis Black gave a benefit show at Springbrook High School, his alma mater, in the school's auditorium for 1,100 alumni, faculty, and students.

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20.

In mid-December 2007, Lewis Black went with Robin Williams, Kid Rock, Lance Armstrong and Rachel Smith, Miss USA 2007, on a United Service Organizations trip to support the troops in Iraq and Kuwait.

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21.

In 2008, Lewis Black went on tour to promote his book Me of Little Faith.

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22.

Lewis Black did a stand-up tour called "Let Them Eat Cake", with material from that tour being featured on his comedy album Anticipation.

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23.

Lewis Black appeared on The Daily Show the following night where he stated he was exercising his constitutional rights.

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