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Lewis Black (written by)
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8 October 2009 (USA) See more »
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STARK RAVING BLACK PRODUCTIONS proudly presents the comedy of Lewis Black in 80 minutes of outrageous topical stand-up humor... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Lewis Black ... Himself

Directed by
Adam Dubin 
 
Writing credits
Lewis Black (written by)

Produced by
JoAnne Astrow .... executive producer
Rachele Benloulou .... associate producer
Lewis Black .... executive producer
Ben Brewer .... producer
Tom Case .... line producer
Jack Gulick .... producer
Mark Lonow .... executive producer
Judy Pastore .... executive producer: EPIX
 
Film Editing by
Christine Mitsogiorgakis 
 
Production Management
Ben Sabiers .... production manager
James A. Salkind .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound supervisor
Eric Gitelson .... sound editor
Eric Gitelson .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Seelye .... assistant sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William Akerlund .... camera operator
Stan Crocker .... lighting designer
Bob DelRusso .... camera operator
Andrew Filippone Jr. .... documentary camera operator
Charlie Huntley .... camera operator
Mark Karavite .... steadicam operator
David Lezynski .... video engineer
Ian McCausland .... video engineer
John Meiklejohn .... camera operator
Seth Robinson .... lighting director
Scott Staton .... jib arm operator
 
Editorial Department
Gary Scarpulla .... colorist
 
Other crew
Marc Grant .... staging supervisor
Elizabeth B. Jackson .... caterer
Jason Muskovitz .... production assistant
Mindy Silberman .... production coordinator: Detroit
 
Thanks
Ross Bernard .... special thanks
 

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"Lewis Black: Stark Raving Black" - USA (long title)
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The soundtrack CD won the 2010 Grammy Award for best comedy album.See more »
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Black Humor, 13 June 2010
Author: boblipton from New York City

To review a comedian in a stand-up concert film is a difficult thing to do because all you can say is whether he is funny or not, and that's not a comment on the comedian, so much as your sense of humor. To review a political humorist -- if you can call Lewis Black political -- is even more difficult, because, despite the constant opportunities for mockery offered by politicians, they also excite strong emotions for and against: if you think that President Bush -- any President Bush -- is an ass, then you are caught between thinking any put-down of him is somewhere between hilarious and suicide-inciting. If you think Bush is a Great Man -- and someone, somewhere probably thinks so -- then you are intensely offended.

Lewis Black, however, is not so much a political commentator as an observer of idiocy. His political jibes are shot freely at politicians who behave idiotically and people who ask him if, now that Bush is out of office, will he have anything to be funny about. His humor is Will Rogers' bemusement filtered through Alan King's outrage at the the thought that this is the best people can do.

Mr. Black covers all the bases in his outrage, from formal politics to the nonsense of aging Baby Boomers to how his parents have managed to stay together for more than six decades.

And, yes, he is funny. At least I think so. Very, very funny. Take a look and see if you agree.

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