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Posted at 02:18 AM ET, 09/22/2012

LEWIS BLACK, CENTER STAGE: On the trail of America’s reigning Angry Comic

EVERY SO OFTEN, I take a slight break from comics to write about, well, comics.

As in, you know, comedians. And improv. And the art of spoken satire.

Lewis Black performs stand-up at the Warner Theater. (Dustin Fenstermacher)
For years, I’ve followed the career of Silver Spring-sprung comedian Lewis Black, perhaps best known for his “Back in Black” rants on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.” Most recently, I got time not only to study his humor, but also to learn how he evolved from aspiring playwright to one of the best working standups today.

It’s off-topic for this blog, but if you’re interested in another type of comic storytelling, you can check out my Washington Post Magazine cover profile of Black, hitting news stands this weekend.


Until next time, when we’ll get back to comic-comics.


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