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Comedian Lewis Black
’ 70 is familiar to students and
UNC alumni who have
attended his on-campus
workshops and performances.
He’s also familiar to a world
of people who watch his cable TV specials or catch him
live, such as on his recent “In God We Rust” tour. The title
is a hint at the kind of irreverence and madness Black has
been dishing out since he started his stand-up at Cat’s
This year, Black won a second Grammy for Best
— Susan Simone
Comedy Album, beating Robin Williams and the musical-
comedy duo The Conchords. He is following that honor
with a turn to the role of playwright. One Slight Hitch
took him 28 years to write; it’s on stage at the
Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts July 6-17.
To quote the news release summary: “It’s Courtney’s wed-
ding day, and her mom, Delia, is making sure that every-
thing is perfect. The groom is perfect, the dress is perfect,
and the decorations (assuming they arrive) will be perfect.
Then, the door bell rings. And all hell breaks loose.”
Sounds like a typical Lewis Black production.
of a new play by
Lewis Black ’ 70 says
“all hell breaks
CLAY PATRICK MCBRIDE, 2010
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