Comedian Lewis Black Announces Stops on His The Joke’s on US Tour | Playbill

Cabaret & Concert News Comedian Lewis Black Announces Stops on His The Joke’s on US Tour The sharp-tongued political comedian has done two shows on Broadway.
Lewis Black
Lewis Black

Comedian Lewis Black, who appeared on Broadway in fall 2016 with his solo show Black to the Future, has announced stops on his new concert tour, Lewis Black—The Joke's On US tour, launching in January in Norfolk, Virginia.

Styled as the “king of the rant,” Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin.

The perpetually outraged Black, who also appeared on Broadway with his 2012 solo show Running on Empty, uses the production company Frustrated Union of Cynical Kindreds Universal, which creates a provocative acronym. He is also the author of a stage comedy One Slight Hitch.

Black is playing the last few stops on his The Rant, White & Blue Tour this week in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Lewis Black—The Joke's On US tour kicks off January 11, 2018, in Santa Barbara, California. Here is a selection of upcoming North American stops:

November 16: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, Virginia
November 17: Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, North Carolina
November 18: Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, North Carolina
November 19: Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville Tennessee

January 11, 2018: Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, California
January 12: Golden State Theatre, Monterey, California
January 13: Uptown Theatre, Napa, California
January 14: Marines’ Memorial Theatre, San Francisco, California
January 19: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland Oregon
January 20: Moore Theatre, Seattle, Washington
January 26: Zellerbach Hall, at the University of California at Berkeley, California
January 27: Grand Theatre at the Grand Sierra Resort, Reno NV
February 1: Largo at The Coronet, Los Angeles, California
February 3: Balboa Theatre, San Diego, California
February 22: McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, New Jersey
February 25: The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, Connecticut
March 16–17: Music Box at the Borgata, Atlantic City, New Jersey
April 20–21: Paramount Theatre, Denver, Colorado
May 17: Warner Theatre, Washington D.C

A complete list of the stops can be found at

Lewis Black has been a special guest performer on three of Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Tickets are now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas July 2018 cruise to Iceland, accompanied by Judy Kuhn, Christine Ebersole, Rob McClure, Jarrod Spector, Carmen Cusack, and Sierra Boggess. Visit for booking and information.



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