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Lewis Black Reviews

Comedy & Stand-upSocial Commentary

Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.3 Stars)

Number of reviews: 9



5.0 star rating John P. from Dallas, Texas


Lewis was fantastic, should name his tour, "Welcome to the Real"! Dallas welcomed him with open arms and crazy enthusiasm! Great event, great time.

5.0 star rating Michael Duecker from San Diego, California


I had the pleasure one again of seeing Lewis Black at the Balboa Theater on November 2nd. His wit, timing, and ranting is always a bright light in my mundane life. He always tells it like it is and says thing s "out loud" that we are all thinking. My favorite joke of his was for Prevagen, the drugs that improves your memory. He said, "I OD'd on Prevagen once and now I'm remembering things that haven't even happened yet!!!" The man is a genius and everyone had a great time. Please come back soon Lewis, we don't like waiting two years between shows.

5.0 star rating Randy from Denver, Colorado


Lewis was in rare form, and his show was fabulous! For some reason, the audience had several obnoxious women close to the stage hooting, and hollering during his show. It took a while, but he owned them after a while. Finally, more than halfway through the show, one incredibly obnoxious woman was escorted out after he had to stop his show to deal with her. It was amazing to watch him ad lib and jump seemingly effortlessly back into his routine. Managers of future events, please usher people like this out MUCH sooner, so the Pro can do his thing. …still a great, great show!

4.0 star rating Dave Miller & Marta Nieburg from Denver, Colorado


Denver once again proved that it is truly a hick town. He was interrupted 5 times by some moron from Colorado Springs. With less than 15 minutes left, she was finally removed. Lewis was genuinely pissed off, but we enjoyed how he embarrassed her every time she opened her mouth. Do they not have security at the Paramount? He apologized to the audience every time she interrupted, and noted the money people paid for their seats. We had purchased our seats 2 years ago, and they were excellent. The Paramount theatre is an amazing venue. This is an unbelievable side story that you will think is embellished, but I swear it is true. The lady in front of my wife, who consumed 2 glasses of wine before the show, and 2 during, told us her husband loved stand up comedy, and wanted to surprise him with tickets to the show. Talk about "are you fucking kidding me", she had never heard of Lewis Black, but figured he would be funny because he was black. Mr Black, you are the best. Hope Sat is better.

3.0 star rating Cassandra from Lancaster, Pennsylvania


One hour of The warmup comic before Lewis Black hit the stage, a little worn out in anticipation. Lewis had some funny material but he and the material, a little worn out. He spoke softly until he dropped the “F” bomb which the crowd roared over. By the time the crowd settled back down you missed Lewis’ follow up joke but once again heard loudly the next “F” bomb; and so on. The ranting segment was next, but by then we were worn out.

3.0 star rating AA from Denver, Colorado


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


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.


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