The Rant is Due features Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian Lewis Black performing diatribes submitted by his fans. For the first time, these hilarious rants, performed in front of a live audience, are available as a weekly audio program.
"simply isn't working"
What do we believe? And in God's name why? Lewis Black has the answers. Or at least his answers. He survived Hebrew school and a bar mitzvah (barely), was a 60's college student who saw the parallels between religious rapture and drug-induced visions (even if none of his friends did), explored the self-actualization movement of the 70's (and the self-indulgence it engendered), and turned a cynical eye toward politicians who don the cloak of religious rectitude to cover up their own hypocrisy.
You've seen him on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart offering up his trademark angry observational humor on everything from politics to pop culture. You've seen his energetic stand-up performances on HBO, Comedy Central, and in venues across the globe. Now Lewis Black's volcanic eruptions can be found in Nothing's Sacred, a collection of rants against stupidity and authority, which oftentimes go hand in hand.
"Not the Lewis you would expect"
[Contains explicit content] Overhearing athletic sex and giving your doctor a piece of your mind.
[Contains explicit content] Posting ill-researched articles as news and surviving the seasonal flavor.
[Contains explicit content] Talking about flatulence and blaming Obama for the racial divide.
[Contains explicit content] Feeling hangry after an expensive dinner out and finding hair in the sink at the spa.
[Contains explicit content] Pet-sitting for Gollum and getting the same health care as members of Congress.
From Lewis Black, the uproarious and perpetually apoplectic New York Times best-selling author and Daily Show regular, comes a ferociously funny book about his least favorite holiday, Christmas.
"Seemed a little forced (though he warns you)"
During the course of a career that began in the 1940s, Lenny Bruce challenged the sanctity of organized religion and other societal and political conventions and widened the boundaries of free speech. Critic Ralph Gleason said, "So many taboos have been lifted, and so many comics have rushed through the doors Lenny opened. He utterly changed the world of comedy."
"Appreciating the use of a four letter word"
[Contains explicit content] Giving a reality check to starry-eyed brides-to-be.
Lewis Black may not be the last angry man, but he is certainly the funniest. The celebrated political comedian, master of comedic angst, New York Times best-selling author and Daily Show regular is back to discuss life, politics and his new book about his least favorite holiday, Christmas. In I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas. Connie Chung is an Emmy Award-winning network television anchor and reporter whose career has spanned NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and MSNBC.
"He has a lot to say; she talks too much."
[Contains explicit content] How autocorrect is ruining your life and putting Michigan governor Rick Snyder on blast.
[Contains explicit content] Staying warm in spite of smelly headwear and ditching your polyamorous boyfriend.
[Contains explicit content] Pondering the sandwich category of hot dogs and waging the war on Truth.
[Contains explicit content] Requiring a license to procreate and dealing with health care in the Lone Star State.
[Contains explicit content] Wondering if your parents have found your bedroom entertainment and walking off the weight.
[Contains explicit content] Running the country like a Fortune 500 company and getting confused by the bible.
The best-selling author of The Blind Side, The Big Short, Moneyball and his newest, The Undoing Project, is known to be a master storyteller. He proves no different in this interview as he tells great stories about his years growing up in New Orleans and how that helped shape his worldview and his approach to writing.
[Contains explicit content] The fiery Lewis Black tells an original story by Dave Hill called "Todd the Dragon Slayer." As you can probably guess, it features a dragon. And a guy named Todd. It's totally awesome.