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Lewis Black Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.2 Stars)

Number of reviews: 13

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3.0 star rating AA from Denver, Colorado

NOT HIS BEST SHOW

While it was great to get out, and I always love supporting comedians, this whole show was pretty tired. It included about 65% covid-related jokes between Lewis and the opening act, which is entirely too much in my opinion. I do appreciate and understand that the climate of comedy is tenuous and I'm certain that it's difficult to navigate. That said, it all felt basic and too safe. And this is neither here nor there, but being a sober person surrounded by extremely drunk people over-laughing and talking amongst themselves doesn't help the experience.

2.0 star rating Rog from Chicago, Illinois

LEWIS SEEMS TO BE LOSING THE PUNCH

We saw Lewis about two years ago at the same venue. At that time we left with our sides hurting from his performance. Last night Oct 6th was completely different. The warm up act was mediocre at best. Started out ok but soon turned to Trump bashing and continued. Lewis came out and started out with the Chicago marathon and continued with bye week in football. After that the show turned on and off about bashing Trump and Republicans. Some of the times it felt uncomfortable if it was funny or not. Some laughter from the crowd seemed to be uneasy laughter. I think Lewis has lost his steam and watching his show was nothing more than watching late night TV which I personally have stopped doing. I'm hopeful that Lewis can find his mo jo again but I won't be buying anymore tickets to his show anytime soon. Too bad that we can't find anything else funny or any other source of material other than an anti- Thump rally that cost 100 bucks a seat.

2.0 star rating Carolyn from Chicago, Illinois

BIG FAN BUT LEWIS WAS SO TAME

Chicago theater on Saturday, October 6. I love this guy but I kept wanting to scream from the balcony “Get Angry”. He is 70 now and he also said that he recently was in Ireland and had pneumonia. I noticed his breathing was a little off. Maybe it was hard for him to give as much because that affected his lungs. I don’t know what it was but I thought it was a lot of money for that we got. I had read some reviews before going to the show and some people complaining about too much Trump in this show but there was hardly any Trump. I felt like Lewis was too concerned about his reviews and maybe the 10% of right wing that complain About what he says.. I think he should stick to what he’s great at and give it 110%. I also think smaller venues would be good for his comedy. The Chicago theater was a little big. Seeing him up from the balcony was not enjoyable. Only wish him the best. Maybe he’s tired of getting angry about everything. Maybe it was just an off night. Still a fan.

1.0 star rating James K. from Washington, District of Columbia

VERY LITTLE LEWIS BLACK AT THIS LEWIS BLACK SHOW

I went to the Thursday night show. It started at 8:10 with the lamest backup comic I've ever seen, and he was on for almost an HOUR! Terrible delivery, openly forgot some of his jokes. About as topical and timely as a buggy whip; he droned on forever about Gwyneth Paltrow's "conscious uncoupling," which was, what, about five years ago? Then there was a 20-minute intermission! Then Lewis Black came on for an hour, which was great! Then he left for a couple of minutes, then came back to start his live podcast. He went about ten minutes, then handed the microphone over to some guy I've never heard of who ranted on about how evil the religious right is. The fact that there was a minimal amount of Lewis Black was apparently fine with the highly enthusiastic audience, as long as a steady stream of lame anti-Trump jabs kept coming. BOTTOM LINE: If you're in the mood for an anti-Trump rally, you'll love this show. If you want to see Lewis Black, look up his YouTube videos.

1.0 star rating James Farrell from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

OLD POLITICS

Started off with some funny stuff but then talked about the pandemic and the vaccine from the left part of the stage. I heard enough of that same stuff from the media for 14 months I felt like I was listening to CNN with a little twist to get its followers a laugh. It would have been more entertaining if he would have been talking about something rather than political humor from one side the country is divided enough stop prolonging it

1.0 star rating Matthew Vincent from Chicago, Illinois

SAD TO SEE

I was a huge Lewis Black fan until last night. With so many things happening in the world, and as Black admitted his material is nurtured during his show, it was sad to see him devoting half of his show to covid and the other half knocking a former President. While his obvious liberal leanings did not bother me, there were so many other topics which would have hit home which would have been a balance to all in his audience, i.e. inflation, Putin, the Oscars, thousands crossing our borders. Even my ultra liberal daughter thought he lost his old humor and became more of a screaming advocate. Also someone in his entourage should tell him the difference between Wal-Mart and Costco/Sam's Club. It ruined his joke.

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