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Lewis Black Brings Comedy to the Ford Center

Lewis Black will perform Aug. 26 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
Lewis Black will perform Aug. 26 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

For the first time ever, the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi will host a comedian – and not just any comedian, but the “King of Rant” himself, Lewis Black.

Black will take the Ford Center stage for “The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth Tour” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26. Tickets are $50 for the orchestra level and $40 for the parterre, mezzanine and balcony levels. Student tickets are discounted to $20, courtesy of the Student Activities Association.

Tickets are on sale at http://www.fordcenter.org/ and at the UM Box Office inside the Ole Miss Student Union. Student tickets must be purchased in person with a UM student ID.

With a trademark style of comedic yelling, the critically acclaimed comedian makes audiences laugh at the absurd aspects of everyday life, which include current events, social media and politics. His animated finger-pointing at anything and everything that irritates him exposes hypocrisy and madness in the world.

“We are very excited to host Lewis Black at the Ford Center and give the community the experience of a comedian,” said Julia Aubrey, Ford Center director. “We hope the students will take advantage of this affordable, unique opportunity to cap off their first week on campus.”

Black has performed across Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. His appearances include “The Daily Show,” “Larry King Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” in addition to appearances on CNN and MSNBC.

He also voiced the character “Anger” in the Academy Award-winning animated film “Inside Out.”

He also adds theater to his list of accomplishments, as he’s written more than 40 plays that have been produced around the country.

This show contains adult content and language and is recommended for individuals 18 and older.


Courtesy of Christina Steube and the Ole Miss News Desk

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