Lewis Black

Other names of Lewis Black: Lewis Niles Black

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.

Maya Rudolph

Maya Khabira Rudolph is a talented American actress. She was born on July 27, 1972. This exceptional actress started amazing her viewers on the screen when she appeared on the hit NBC television show “Saturday Night live”, in which she was seen as a cast member for seven years (from 2000-2007). Apart from this, she has also been seen to have taken part in many films, such as, “Grown Ups”, “Grown Ups 2”, “Bridesmaids”, “Away We Go” etc. Maya Rudolph is the daughter of soul singer/songwriter Minnie Ripert and Richard Rudolph. She comes from a line very successful family and has lived up to the mark that was expected of her. Before pursuing the acting career, Maya had followed her talented mother’s path and was seen as a backup singer. She had also taken up the position of a keyboardist in a band named “The Rentals”. She can be seen to appear in various music videos of the band. When she got the offer for “Saturday Night Live”, she left the band. And with this experience, she did the music for some episode in “Saturday Night Live”. The show has been able to bring out that perfect actor in her. She has been given the opportunity to depict a wide variety of characters. This has enabled her ability to take up any character at any given time and do them justice. She has been entertaining her audience from the year 1977 and still continues to do so. Apart from appearing on screen, she has also been seen to lend her voice to many characters in animated films. Maya Rudolph has been nominated a countless number of times for her phenomenal performances in various films and TV shows. She won the “MTV Movie Awards” in the category of “Best Gut-Wrenching Performances”. She is an incredible actress who continues to keep on surprising her audience.

Maya Rudolph English Actress