Born in Washington D.C. on Aug. 30, 1948, Black was raised in Silver Spring, Md. Colicky as a baby, he was destined to be angry and easily irritated. His mother, a teacher, and his father, a mechanical engineer, instilled the importance of education and the necessity to question authority—lessons that influenced Black throughout his life. He fell in love with the theatre at age 12, after seeing his first play, which led to pursuing a career in drama. Degrees followed from the University of North Carolina and Yale Drama School, with a stint in Colorado owning a theatre with a group of friends in the interim. During his tenure at UNC, Black ventured into stand-up, performing at Cat’s Cradle in Chapel Hill. Stand-up was a steady presence as he pursued his career in theatre.
Lewis Black (comedy! The Daily Show! Inside Out!) makes it weird!
A replay of one of our favorite all-time Talking Tech interviews, with acerbic comedian Lewis Black.
Lewis Black - billiant comedian and my good friend (yes I have friends), talks about everything from comedy, to acting, to writing plays, to us writing "The Daily Show - Back in Black" segment together. We also get to hear his girly ringtone. Lewis has been a good friend for a long time and it's an honor to have him on the show.
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