Lewis Black is picking up from where he left. Jam-packed show schedules in 2021!
Black manages to make his audience laugh even at the most absurd things in life. It's a good thing he's back with his special because laughter has been in short supply lately.
The Pandemic Affected The Release of His Latest Special
Like the rest of us, Black too had to change his plans for 2020. He was supposed to be on tour for his latest special, which was earlier called It Gets Better Every Day.
He started touring for the special in January 2020. Fortunately, he managed to do 22 live shows, after which the U.S government declared a state of emergency. Right before the lockdown, he took to the stage one last time. This performance was recorded and renamed Thanks For Risking Your Life.
This stand-up special, which was filmed before the pandemic, was released in October 2020.
Black's new special 'Thanks For Risking Your Life' (Source: IMDb)
The stand up is full of hilarious moments of Black where he discusses consumerism, and drug companies, among other things. He has also admitted that he is a lot like his character. Things that make his character angry are also things that make him mad.
Needless to say, the special is sure to help us get through the pandemic better.
He had to reschedule most of his other shows that were planned for 2020. However, as things are getting better now, he will resume his tour. Starting August 2021, he has various shows scheduled in cities such as Stamford, CT, Greensburg, PA, Denver, CO, Redding, CA, Reno, NV, and Turlock, CA. The tickets for some of these shows are still available.
His Work Other Than 'It Gets Better Every Day'
Black is the longest-running contributor on The Daily Show. In fact, he became famous after he first appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. After that, he made his debut at Comedy Central with a special in 1998, followed by shows in 2000 and 2002.
He has also been a part of Taxed Beyond Belief in 2002 and managed to earn a position as the host of the 'World Stupidity Awards' for three years.
His first HBO special came in 2004 on Broadway. Over the next decade, he released over eleven specials. Not only that, but he has also won two grammies. The first Grammy was for 'Best Comedy Album' for his 2006 CD The Carnegie Hall Performance, and the second one was for Stark Raving Black in 2011.
He has also been a part of many other movies and tv shows, including Hannah and Her Sisters, Mad About You, The Happy Elf, Accepted, Man of the Year, Unaccompanied Minors, The Big Bang Theory, and History of the Joke.
Furthermore, he has voiced the character 'Anger' in the Academy Award-winning film Inside Out.
Additionally, he has published three bestselling books: Nothing’s Sacred, Me of Little Faith, and I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas.
His podcast 'The Rant Is Due' (Source: TheComic'scomic)
Apart from that, the 72-year old comedian has a wildly popular podcast called The Rant Is Due. In this podcast, he does a live stream every night and addresses the life problems people write to him about. It's basically him addressing everyday rants, no matter how big or small. And even though it's only rants, he somehow manages to make that funny as well.
With the amount of work he has done, his net worth is sure to be high. As of the latest, Celebrity Networth reported the comedian's net worth at $1.5 million. our 2020