Comedian Lewis Black to perform at WFU

By Pam Barrett
March 16, 2005

Actor, playwright and stand-up comedian Lewis Black will perform at Wake Forest University at 8 p.m. March 31 in Wait Chapel. Wake Forest's student comedy troupe The Lilting Banshees and stand-up comedian John Bowman will open for Black beginning at 7 p.m.

Lewis Black

Lewis Black

Tickets are $20 general admission; $15 for Wake Forest students. Tickets are available at the Benson University Center Ticket Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or may be purchased over the phone with a Mastercard or Visa by calling 336-758-4265.

Black, who is known for his caustic social and political comedy, is a weekly political commentator on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." He has starred in two half-hour comedy specials for the network, was a regular contributor to Comedy Central's "Indecision 2000" election coverage and has performed extensively as a stand-up comedian. In 2001, he was awarded "Best Male Stand Up" by The American Comedy Awards.

Black is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and has appeared in films such as "Hannah and Her Sisters," "Jacob's Ladder" and "The Night We Never Met."

He has authored more than 40 plays that have been produced in theaters across the country and continues to spend his summers acting and teaching at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Mass.

Black's book "Nothing Sacred," a personal account of his history, will release April 1. His DVD "Lewis Black: Unleashed" and his compact disc "The Rules of Enragement" were released last fall.

The event is sponsored by the student activities fee and the Student Union. For more information about the event, call the Student Union office at (336) 758-5697.

NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Lewis Black is available for advance interviews for radio and print media. Television media are welcome to tape the first three minutes of his performance. To arrange an interview or event coverage, contact Pam Barrett at 336-758-5237.

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