Comedian Lewis Black, known for his politically charged rants, appearances on “The Daily Show” and prolific output, will perform at the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine on Thursday, April 9, 2015, in a Waterfront Concerts show. Tickets for Black’s performance go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7 by calling 1-800-622-TIXX or in person at the Collins Center box office.
Black is one of the most prolific and popular comedians working today. He’s also an acclaimed author and playwright and an actor, soon to appear as a voice actor in the new Pixar film “Inside Out.” He has performed 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 NYC. He began appearing on “The Daily Show” in 1996, which 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” and the 2009 Grammy winner “Stark Raving Black.”