Comedian Lewis Black Performs at Pomona College
Comedian Lewis Black, best known for his role on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and his irreverent, no-holds-barred political and cultural commentary, will stop at Pomona College on his "Red, Black & Screwed Tour" on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m.
Black has performed his caustic comedy at clubs throughout Europe and America. He has appeared in his own one-man off-Broadway show "Black Humor." He has also appeared in several films and authored more than 40 plays. He once described his humor as being on the Titanic every single day and being the only person who knows what is going to happen.
Attacking contemporary politics–Republicans and Democrats alike—Black’s rage-like comedy skewers everything from staunch conservatism to the absurdities of life. Black said, "[T]hrow a dart at a map of the United States, go into the jungle, find a monkey, take it on a plane, parachute it out to the location the dart hit, and whoever the first person the monkey touches, that is the new president." His rants and angry finger-wagging jab repeatedly at authority while he teeters on the edge of his own sanity.
Due to explicit content unsuitable for children, parents are strongly cautioned.
This event will take place at Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College (450 N. College Way, Claremont). Tickets for the public are $25 and are on sale at the Bridges Auditorium Box Office and Ticketmaster. The Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and two hours prior to the performance. The event is sponsored by Pomona College and Claremont McKenna College. For further information, call (909) 621-8032.
Pomona College is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions, offering a comprehensive program in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.