The ECC Arts Center is excited to announce that acclaimed stand-up comedian Lewis Black will be bringing his “The Joke’s on US Tour” to the Arts Center on Thursday, March 21. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m.
Known 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. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include current events, social media, politics, and anything else that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world.
Black is well known for his regular appearances on Comedy Central including his popular “Back in Black” segments on “The Daily Show.” He has taped four specials for the “Comedy Central Presents” series, co-created “Last Laugh with Lewis Black” and presided over “Lewis Black’s The Root of All Evil.” He has released nine comedy albums, filmed two HBO specials, won two Grammy® Awards, and received an Emmy® nomination for his work. Acting roles include co-starring with Robin Williams in Barry Levinson’s “Man of the Year,” appearing as “the fake dean of a fake college” in Steve Pink’s “Accepted,” portraying Ezra Merkin in the 2016 ABC miniseries “Madoff” and voicing the role of Anger in the Academy Award®-winning Pixar film “Inside Out.”
In the midst of a rigorous touring schedule, regular TV appearances, and movie roles, Black has written three best-selling books—“Nothing’s Sacred,” “Me of Little Faith,” and “I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas.” All garnered critical praise as well commercial success and spent numerous weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list.
Tickets to “Lewis Black: The Joke’s on US Tour” at the ECC Arts Center are $57 to $67. Note: This performance contains adult content and language. Tickets will be available for purchase starting Friday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. at tickets.elgin.edu and by phone at 847-622-0300. The ECC Arts Center is located in Building H on Elgin Community College’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. The ECC Arts Center can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/eccartscenter and on Twitter at @eccartscenter.