Best known for his stand-up and television appearances, including "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil" and "The Daily Show with John Stewart," Black is also an author and playwright. He has written the books "Nothing's Sacred" and "Me of Little Faith, and his stage works include The Deal and One Slight Hitch. Black also established the Bill Foeller Fellowship for emerging young directors at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Here is a look at a few of those in attendance Monday evening at the famed Manhattan eatery Cirpiani:
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