Stark Raving Black

Synopsis: STARK RAVING BLACK PRODUCTIONS proudly presents the comedy of Lewis Black in 80 minutes of outrageous topical stand-up humor. Shot at the historic Fillmore Theatre in Detroit, Stark Raving Black features Lewis Black serving up his blistering social and political commentary on current events. The movie is the culmination of his very best material from his sold-out shows throughout North America and Europe in 2009.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Adam Dubin
Actors: Lewis Black
  1 win.
80 min


this is Lewis Black.

Ah, f*ck you.

Let's try it again.

Hello, Detroit,

l'm going

to be shooting my next-

Well, why don't you tell 'em

who you are, f*ck-nut?

Mister arrogant f*ck.

Oh, yeah, just by the sound

of my voice.

People have asked me,

''Why are you shooting

your special in Detroit, Lewis?''

And l say, ''lf anybody

is as angry as l am,

it's the good people

of Detroit.''

l'll see you there.

[jazzy music]

# #

- Ladies and gentlemen,

Lewis Black.

[upbeat jazzy music]

# #

- l really believe

it would be in

the best interests of everyone

if you could lower

your expectations.




About 20%/%.

l don't think

that's too much to ask.

No, l'm serious.

The way the-

The U.S. economy

is really down about 20%/%,

and l believe we should

live our lives accordingly.

Doesn't mean you don't wake up

without a positive attitude;

you do.

You wake up every morning.

You say, ''lt's going to be

a great day,

less 20%/%.''

The question l've been asked

over and over

during the-

really, the past year is,

is now that President Bush

has left office, what''-

[cheers and applause]

''Now that George Bush

has left

''the office

of the presidency,


what are you going to do?''

And l've said every time,

''l guess l just

won't be funny anymore.''

l certainly miss him.

He did make my life easy.

Basically, l would just

come out in any city,

read what

he said that day,

and go on my merry way.

lt's amazing.

What kind of a fucking stupid

question is that?

Like, somehow because

George Bush left office,


fled the country.

When it comes to idiots,

our country's

like Whac-A-Mole.

You get rid of one,

and three more will pop up.

They're asking me

this question,

and meanwhile,

the new president

picked a secretary

of the Treasury

who didn't do his taxes.

What am l going to do?

l do think there

are two important lessons

that can be learned

from his presidency.

The first:
if you find yourself

in a voting booth

and you're

looking at two names

and you're

thinking to yourself,

''Gee, l'd really like

to hang out with this guy;

boy, would he be fun

to drink with,''

you vote

for the other person.

And if you're going

to vote for someone

because you think they're going

to be fun to drink with,

you be fucking sure

they're still drinking.

Now, secondly,

l believe-

and l know

this is simplistic-

the reason-

one of the main reasons

that George Bush

became the president

is because President Olinton

got a blow job.

And this upset a lot of people

who didn't get one.

So the Ohristian right

was motivated

to find a candidate

who they felt was religious

and spiritual

and had a great faith in God.

lf you're going

to vote for somebody

because you think

they have a great faith in God,

you be really sure

that God has faith in them.

lt's a two-way street.

When President Obama

was elected,

l'll never forget

the next day.

Everyone everywhere

said the following:

''l can't believe

this could possibly

have ever happened

in my lifetime.''

Which made me wonder,

''Who voted for him?''

Now, people were truly

overwhelmed by his election.

l wasn't as much,

and the reason is because

he's a Democrat,

and that didn't seem to me

to be an improvement

over Republican.

l don't know

if you've noticed,

but our two-party system

is a bowl of shit

looking in the mirror

at itself.

[cheers and applause]

Why would l be excited

that a Democrat won?


over the past eight years,

the Democrats

didn't do shit.


the last eight years, l feel,

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Lewis Black

Lewis Niles Black (born August 30, 1948) is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. He is best known for his angry demeanour and belligerent comedic style, in which he often simulates having a mental breakdown. His comedy routines often escalate into angry rants about history, politics, religion, or any other cultural trends. He hosted the Comedy Central series Lewis Black's Root of All Evil and makes regular appearances on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah delivering his "Back in Black" commentary segment, which he has been doing since The Daily Show was hosted by Craig Kilborn. When not on the road performing, Black resides in Manhattan, but also maintains a residence in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is also a spokesman for the Aruba Tourism Authority, appearing in television ads that first aired in late 2009 and 2010, as well as the voice of Anger in 2015's Pixar film, Inside Out. He was voted 51st of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time by Comedy Central in 2004; he was voted 5th in Comedy Central's Stand Up Showdown in 2008 and 11th in 2010. Black has served as an "ambassador for voting rights" for the American Civil Liberties Union, since 2013. more…

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