Riverside, February 2, 2015. Lewis Black takes the stage at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort on Friday, May 29th & Saturday, May 30th at 8pm each night. Tickets are $56, $46 or $36. Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 8am in the Casino Gift Shop, online at http://tickets.riversidecasinoandresort.com/ or by calling 877-677-3456.
Lewis Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and The United States. He is one of few performers to sell out multiple, renowned theatres, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City Center and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Lewis’ live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don’t have to. A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon, Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.
In 1996, Lewis was tapped to create a weekly segment for The Daily Show. The segment, a three minute rant about whatever was bothering him at the moment, evolved into Back in Black. It became one of the most popular and longest running segments on the show and also created a successful relationship with Comedy Central. Since then, Lewis has taped four specials for the Comedy Central Presents series, co-created Last Laugh with Lewis Black, presided over Lewis Black’s The Root of All Evil, and continues to perform Back in Black on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His popular appearances helped to win him Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards in 2001. He has also filmed two HBO specials, Black On Broadway and Red, White and Screwed. The latter was nominated for an Emmy in 2007.
Lewis’ first CD, The White Album, was released in 2000 to much critical acclaim. He has been graced with four Grammy nominations and two wins for his work. The first nomination came in 2006 for Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues, the second in 2009 for Anticipation. In 2007 he won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album for The Carnegie Hall Performance and in 2011 his second for Stark Raving Black.
In the midst of a rigorous touring schedule, regular TV appearances and movie roles, Lewis has written three best-selling books, Nothing’s Sacred, Me of Little Faith and I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas. All garnered critical praise as well commercial success and spent numerous weeks on the New York Times best seller list.
In 2006, Lewis had a break out year as an actor. He co-starred with Robin Williams in Man of the Year, appeared as “the fake dean of a fake college” in Accepted and as the harried airport manager in Unaccompanied Minors. He also lent his voice to the role of “Jimmy” in Bob Sagat’s parody, Farce of the Penguins.