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Black is back

Published: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

Lewis Black is coming back to the Egyptian Theatre. Following the long and arduous journey of the presidential election, tickets for Lewis Black’s 2013 standup tour, “The Rant Is Due” go on sale Friday. He will appear in DeKalb at 8 p.m. March 2.

Black, a Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today, according to a news release. He is a 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 the 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 NYC. 

Black came into national prominence with his appearances on “The Daily Show” in 1996. Those appearances led to comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Epix. In 2001, he won 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.”  

Lewis Black won his second Grammy Award for his album “Stark Raving Black.” Lewis has published three bestselling books, “Nothing’s Sacred,” “Me of Little Faith” and “I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas.”

Tickets for the show cost $49.75 and $39.75 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com, www.egyptiantheatre.org, the Egyptian Theatre box office or at 815-758-1225. All tickets are subject to applicable service charges and fees.

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