When I tell people we’re going to see Lewis Black there are two reactions:
1) I love him. He’s so funny.
Helaine is in the twos. I’m with the ones. Hopefully she’ll be converted Saturday night.
Lewis is a writer/comedian who’s been around for years. Hell, he’s even older than me!
His weekly appearances on The Daily Show have greatly increased his visibility. On top of that, Jon Stewart treats him with total deference… treatment befitting a comedy god, if you will.
I’m trying to think of a way to describe him for you ‘group two’s’ reading this. He’s witty. He’s biting. He is manic in his movement and speech. He does a lot of finger pointing and thrusting. He sees the absurdity in most of life.
He’s also a little tough on meteorologists. That includes one rant that had me on the floor laughing.
The thought crossed my mind – I’m TVboy. I know people at The Chevy. Maybe Lewis is having a meet and greet and I could wangle an invite?
No such luck. No one will be met.
Now that I’ve thought it through, a meet and greet would be totally contrary to Lewis’ persona. I’m strangely happier he won’t be having one! Anyway, my friend Howard, a successful Hollywood talent manager, says you should never meet those you admire. They’re always a disappointment.
I look forward to seeing Lewis from the audience, where I belong.