Lewis Black

With arms flailing, fingers jabbing every-which-way, and a gravely voice ranting about hypocritical politicians or ridiculous social mores, comedian Lewis Black made a living spewing disdain and vitriol, both as a ... Read more »
Born: 08/30/1948 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (70)

Law & Order 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Madoff 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Stereotypically You 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Daily Show 1995 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Correspondent

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Inside Out 2015 (Movie)

Anger (Voice)

Misery Loves Comedy 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Real Time with Bill Maher 2015 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Comedy Warriors 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1995 - 2005, 2008 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Himself

Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Lewis Black: In God We Rust 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The Muslims Are Coming 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Herblock - The Black & The White 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Let Fury Have The Hour 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Give it up For Greg Giraldo 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Peep World 2011 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

The Battle for Late Night 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

George Carlin: Mark Twain Prize 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Stark Raving Black 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Teenage Paparazzo 2009 (Movie)

(Himself)

The Big Bang Theory 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Falling for Grace 2008 (Movie)

Rob York (Actor)

History of the Joke 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Lewis Black's Root of All Evil 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

The ACLU Freedom Files 2005 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 (Tv Show)

Guest

Comic Relief 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual Quill Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Accepted 2006 (Movie)

Uncle Ben (Actor)

Comedy Central's Last Laugh '05 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Farce of the Penguins 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Jimmy (Actor)

Lewis Black: Red, White and Screwed 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Man of the Year 2006 (Movie)

Eddie Langston (Actor)

Premium Blend 1997 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Unaccompanied Minors 2006 (Movie)

Oliver Porter (Actor)

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Weekends at the D.L. 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah Bash! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Lewis Black: Black On Broadway 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Shorties Watchin' Shorties 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

The World Comedy Tour 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Presents... 2000, 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Comedy Awards Viewer's Choice 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The Daily Show Year-End Spectacular '98 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Blood Money: Switzerland's Nazi Gold 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Comic Cabana 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Tompkins Square 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Setting the Agenda: Indecision '96 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Women Aloud 1991 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Talent Pool 1989 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hard Way 1991 (Movie)

Banker (Actor)

Jacob's Ladder 1990 (Movie)

Jacob's Doctor (Actor)

Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Teenage Paparazzo (TV Show)

Actor

The Happy Elf (TV Show)

Voice
Producer (1)

Stark Raving Black 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

With arms flailing, fingers jabbing every-which-way, and a gravely voice ranting about hypocritical politicians or ridiculous social mores, comedian Lewis Black made a living spewing disdain and vitriol, both as a stand-up comic and as a weekly commentator on the popular mock news program, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central, 1996- ). Black turned the role of the angry curmudgeon railing against the injustices of our times into a cottage industry, becoming a favorite among an increasingly skeptical and cynical audience that has ranged in age from teenagers to the elderly. Prior to "The Daily Show," Black toiled in stand-up comedy, performing at clubs and venues across the United States, while trying desperately to become a successful playwright. But it was his grumbling grouse character developed over the years in front of a microphone, that finally launched Black into celebrity, a slow process that brought the comedian eventual triumph at twice the age of other comedians around him.

Milestones

2015

Provided the voice of Anger in the Pixar film "Inside Out."

2011

Starred in the stand-up special "In God We Rust" on Epix HD.

2008

Hosted the two-hour documentary " History of the Joke with Lewis Black" on the History Channel.

2007

Won a Grammy award for "Best Comedy Album" for his album "The Carnegie Hall Performance."

2006

Starred in the stand-up special "Red, White, and Screwed" on HBO.

2005

Began providing the recurring voices The Deadly Duplicator and Elliott on "Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law."

2004

Played a controversial "shock jock" on an episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

2004

Starred in the stand-up special "Black on Broadway" on HBO.

1998

Starred in his first stand-up special on "Comedy Central Presents."

1996

Began appearing as a commentator on "The Daily Show."

1990

Wrote the musical "The Czar of Rock and Roll," which premiered at Houston's Alley Theatre.

Bonus Trivia

.

Was a member of Pi Lambda Phi at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

.

Worked at the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington D.C.

.

Served as the playwright-in-residence and associate artistic director of Steve Olsen's West Bank Cafe Downstairs Theatre Bar in Hell's Kitchen, where he collaborated with composer and lyricist Rusty Magee and artistic director Rand Foerster on hundreds of one-act plays.

SIMILAR ARTICLES