Comedian Lewis Black coming to DeKalb in January

Staff Report

DEKALB, Illinois — Following the highly successful 2014 “The Rant is Due Tour,” Lewis Black’s all-new 2015 the “Rant is Due: Part Deux” will be at DeKalb’s Egyptian Theatre at 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Tickets are on sale at www.egyptiantheatre.org.

Black, a Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs more than 200 nights a year to sell-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and United States. He is one of a few performers to sell out multiple renowned theaters, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas, and most recently a sold-out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City.

Black’s live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. He is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of the world.

Black came into national prominence with his appearances on The Daily Show in 1996. Those appearances on The Daily Show led to comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Epix. In 2001, he won the Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards. He has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 Grammy Award-winning The Carnegie Hall Performance. He won his second Grammy Award for his album Stark Raving Black. He has published three bestselling books, Nothing’s Sacred (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Me of Little Faith (Riverhead Books, 2008) and I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas (Riverhead Books, 2010).

Reserved ticket prices are $39.75 for regular seats and $49.75 for premium seats. A select number of seats are available at $25 for students. The show is recommended for mature audiences. All tickets are available through the Egyptian Theatre Box Office in advance online, in person, or over the phone. Box office hours are 2-6 p.m., Tuesdays; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursdays. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.egyptiantheatre.org or call (815) 758-1225.

The Egyptian Theatre is owned and operated by the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc., and is at 135 N. Second St., downtown DeKalb, Illinois.

Posted Nov. 12, 2014

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