Lewis Black, Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues

Lewis Black
A relaxed and charming side of the perpetually indignant Daily Show correspondent.

"MTV is to music as KFC is to chicken," comedian Lewis Black aptly says on this, his latest spoken-word album. Black is part observational humorist/part defender of virtue — or at least anti-stupidity. Those who know him only from his segments on The Daily Show might wonder how Black's head has managed to not explode considering his extraordinary levels of indignation, but away from the cameras he's much more relaxed and even charming, oozing a we're-all-friends-here vibe and eliciting topical laughs from an eager beaver audience. Certainly not for the overly sensitive, but then again, what is?