Lewis Niles Black is an actor, author, playwright, comedian on American television. He is very famous for his comedy style and putting up angry expressions. His comedy series ranges from different domains like religion, politics, history and other cultural trends also. He entertained the audience by hosting the comedy central series like Lewis Black's Root of All Evil an American television series Written by David Sacks and produced by Scott Carter. This series ended with 18 episodes. He occasionally gave guest appearances by doing commentary part on The Daily Show with
, a satirical television program on Comedy Central. He is also a spokesperson for Tourism Authority of Aruba by giving guest appearances in their advertisements in 2009 and 2010. In 2004, he ranked 51 among the top 100 stand-up comedians by Comedy Central. Also in 2008, he ranked fifth in a stand-up showdown by Comedy Central and for 2010; he got 11th in the same showdown. From 2013 onwards, he is also working as voting rights ambassador for American Civil Liberties Union. Black, who was raised from a middle-class family, was born in Washington, D.C.
He completed his graduation in 1996 from Springbrook High School. He went to the University of North Carolina, which is situated at Chapel Hill and before that, he studied a year at the University of Maryland. At the University of North Carolina, he learned playwriting. Also, he became a member of student congress. He also got a degree as Master of fine arts in 1977 from Yale School of Drama. He began his career as a playwright in the theater. He also worked as an in-residence playwright. He gained some experience as an associate artistic director in West Bank Cafe Downstairs Theatre Bar that was owned by Steve Olsen. His major strengths in television series were finger shaking by putting up angry emotions, hyperbole, sarcasm, shouting, and profanity. He started his comedy in Comedy Central presents from 1988.
In 2000 and 2002, he also did comedy to two other episodes of the same series. In 2002, he got the opportunity in another special called titled Taxed Beyond Belief. He also hosted the ceremony of World Stupidity Awards at Just for Laughs, which was a comedy special for three years at that time. He also gave an appearance in Aria (1991) episode number 25 and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on which he did episode “Obscene” in 2004. He also gave his voice as "Manobrain" for Duck Dodgers a cartoon network series.