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Root of All Evil 

Commedian Lewis Black holds court over celebrities and other pop culture figures whom he accuses of being "the root of all evil."
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...  Himself - Host 18 episodes, 2008
...  Post-Show Interviewer 10 episodes, 2008
...  Himself 9 episodes, 2008
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Commedian Lewis Black holds court over celebrities and other pop culture figures whom he accuses of being "the root of all evil."

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March 2008 (USA)  »

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Lewis Black - Host: I'm Lewis Black, and this is my courtroom, where I put on trial all the people and things that make me want to fall asleep with a bottle of whiskey and a teddy bear.
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Referenced in Tosh.0: Crying Giants Fan (2009) See more »

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Strangely, not enough of Lewis Black!
20 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

I like Lewis Black. I REALLY like Lewis Black. So it seems strange that I'd say "there's not enough Lewis Black in Lewis Black's show", but that's EXACTLY the problem with "the root of all evil". It FEELS like LB is phoning it in!

OK, so we have Lewis Black, and two guys who take each side of the debate. (Catholic Church vs. Oprah in this case.) That's all well and good, but most of the show is THE TWO OTHER GUYS! While they weren't bad, I didn't tune in to the show called "two other guys: the root of all evil", I tuned in to "LEWIS BLACK: the root of all evil". If it has your name in it, YOU SHOULD HAVE THE MOST LINES AND SCREEN TIME, PERIOD!

Was it funny? In spots I genuinely laughed. But I couldn't help but feeling that this would be SO much more funny if Lewis Black just got up there and riffed the way WE KNOW he can riff on a subject. That's what I wanted to see, what the title PROMISES I'll see, and the show just doesn't deliver that.

So if you're expecting something along the lines of LB's stand up routines, or a long form version of LB's rants on The Daily Show, you'll be soooooooorely disappointed. On its own without preconceived notions (just pretend it's called "two other guys with a special appearance by lewis black"), it's OK... not stellar, but not awful, either.


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