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By John Jurgensen Source Don’t be fooled by the name. This month’s Wild West Comedy Festival will take place in the South. Nashville, specifically. It’s the second year there for the event named for a production company owned by Vince Vaughn. The “True Detective” season 2 star isn’t really known for stand-up comedy, but his Wild West Productions […]

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By Erica Rivera Source Disgruntled comedy great talks satire, Colbert, millennials and tech ahead of his show at the State Theatre.

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By Mark Lore Source Most people know Lewis Black as thequivering bundle of pissed-off nerves from his “Back In Black” segment on The Daily Show, where the comedian takes aim at everything from technology to the recent anti-gay sentiment surrounding the Sochi Winter Olympics.

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By Marc Myers Source The ranting social critic calms down long enough to explain why his motor coach feels more like home than home.

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By Curt Holman Source For 15 years, Lewis Black has put the “mad” in the “mad prophet of the airwaves” on the “Back in Black” segments on “The Daily Show.”

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By Sarah Linn Source The often fired-up comedian says the rage that fuels his act comes from frustrated optimism, not cynicism

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By Bill Harris (Source removed) Comedian Lewis Black is pretty hard on his home country. It’s a good thing the United States doesn’t have a glass jaw.

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By Rachel Dempsey Source John Hodgman ’94, the newest regular contributor to “The Daily Show,” credits his Yale education with teaching him the art of timing a joke — even though he spent his hours studying Shakespeare instead of performing comedy. “I was profoundly influenced by the incredibly withering and perfect comic timing of Harold […]

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By Justin Jannise (Source removed) Lewis Black DRA ’77 answers.

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By Dylan P. Gadino Source He may be pissed off but Lewis Black has his reasons. Punchline Magazine spent some time with the future stand-up comedy legend to see what makes him tick — and ticked. In the process, we found a softer side of the surly man in black. Planted in a red, mini […]

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