Lewis Black is coming to Fargo














Lewis Black performs in Peeksill, N.Y., in April.

Today is a cold, wet, windy and all-around crappy spring day here in Grand Forks, but here’s some really good news for comedy fans. The great and wonderful Lewis Black is coming to the Fargo Theatre for a performance on Saturday, June 26.

The show will be reserved seating and tickets will go on sale at noon Friday, May 14, for $45 plus applicable fees. They’ll be available at the Fargo Theatre box office, Tickets300 (300 Broadway N, Fargo; open noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday), Tickets300 kiosks at downtown Fargo & Moorhead Atomic Coffee locations, by phone (800) 514-3849, and online at www.tickets300.com or www.jadepresents.com.

I am a big fan of Lewis Black and I have both his "Anticipation" and "Lewis Black: The Carnegie Hall Performance" CDs. I like to listen to the latter when I’m getting ready for work in the morning, especially if I have a feeling it’s going to be one of those days.

Black won a Grammy for "The Carnegie Hall Performance" in 2007. He is one of few performers to sell out Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

He got his start in theater as playwright-in-residence at the West Bank Café’s Downstairs Theatre Bar where he oversaw the development of more than 1,000 plays, including works by West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin and American Beauty writer Alan Ball.

A cast member of "The Daily Show" (now hosted by Jon Stewart) since its inception in 1996, he went on to earn an Emmy for his wit and humor in segments for HBO’s "Inside the NFL" which he produced and starred in 2005.

He’s filmed two HBO specials, "Black on Broadway" and "Red, White and Screwed," has written two bestselling books, "Nothing’s Sacred" and "Me of Little Faith" and will appear in theatres this fall in his latest stand-up release, "Stark Raving Black."

For more on Black, you can visit www.lewisblack.com.

Go to:


for a clip of Lewis Black at Carnegie Hall. Warning: To Black, nothing’s sacred, and there’s lots of profanity.

Tobin is arts & entertainment reporter at the Grand Forks Herald, Grand Forks, N.D.

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