What was Lewis Black like when he was younger? Did he have a positive outlook on life in the ‘80s and grow disenchanted as he got older? Hardly, Lewis Black saw the future, oddly enough, many of his “what might happen” observations came true and if we look back at what he was talking to us about in the 80’s, we was trying to want us, and we screwed it up.
Comedy Central Records releases Lewis Black’s “The Prophet” CD on Tuesday, September 27 2011, this historic album from America’s foremost commentator on everything gives a telling, hilarious insight into Black’s earlier years in standup before “The Daily Show,” before the Grammys® and before the massive fame. “The Prophet” CD was recorded in late 1990 while Lewis was on tour and exemplifies his acid-tongued wit, his prescience about what matters and his hilarious takes on the politics of the times.
Lewis toured clubs and colleges through the end of the 20th century. He honed his craft to become the spokesman he is now – the spokesman for a generation of crazies gone straight … but with fond memories. Lewis’s first five award-winning CDs on COMEDY CENTRAL Records are consistent sellers and have sold over a half a million combined units in the US. Black has earned two Grammy® Awards for his “Stark Raving Black” and “The Carnegie Hall Performance” CDs in the category of “Best Comedy Album.”
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, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.