Let’s start off with the free stuff – two weeks from Saturday (June 12th), Comedy Central will air a brand new one-hour Lewis Black special at 9:00 P.M. EDT. That’s cause for major celebration right there.
According to the press release, the special (filmed at Detroit’s Fillmore Theatre) “features Black serving up his biting social and political commentary on current events. Black guides his audience through a catalogue of the woes of the world such as the absurdities of aging (60 is NOT the new 40!) to the pitfalls of becoming a “mainstream” comedian to the insanity of Washington and Wall Street. He carefully controls his performance with the same mastery of craft as a musician does, from blistering to blithe, in the turn of a word.”
My money is on blistering.
I mean hell, no matter what side of the political fence you sit on, there’s an ammo pile at your feet with reinforcements aplenty. Even an independent like me could play double agent against the field and sleep like a baby.
Then, three days later…the money shot.
Lewis Black: Stark Raving Black CD will be available June 15 on Comedy Central Records, marking the Grammy-winning label’s 100th release. The CD is available in physical and digital record retailers nationwide.
The DVD version of Lewis Black: Stark Raving Black will be released nationwide by Comedy Central Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment in standard and high-definition versions. The DVD is an extended version of the broadcast show that airs on Comedy Central June 12th, featuring 35 minutes of additional stand-up comedy not seen on TV, plus a 70-minute documentary on his life and career titled Basic Black. Sweet!
I can’t think of a better time for a dose of bitter reality.
Lewis Black website
Comedy Central website