LEWIS BLACK – BLACK TO THE FUTURE REVIEWED
“Lewis Black – Black to the Future” is a fairly quick special where Black does his thing. While he has great insight, I’ve hit the point where snarky rants are just white noise to me. Black is one of the better ranters, but I miss the laid-back rants of a guy like Dennis Miller. Dennis Miller has gone crazy now, so I guess I’ve got to see what Lewis Black can mine. For 50 minutes, it’s the same kind of material that Andy Borowitz, The Onion, The Daily Show, Impeachment Twitter and an army of others have been harping on for a year now. The Kathleen Madigan moderated bonus special is much better than the primary feature. It’s totally weird how that worked out.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 10/13/17
Video - 87%
Audio - 86%
Supplemental Material - 90%
Show Score - 88%
The Plot Thus Far
"Lewis Black: Black To The Future" - 50 Min - Known as the king of the rant, Lewis uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. A passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon, Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our existence. Recorded live just a few blocks from his home in New York City, watch as Lewis sheds light on this crazy, messed-up world. Also included on the DVD is a full length 50 min bonus program "The Rant Is Due: Live From Napa". On this special night, which is moderated by Lewis' amazingly funny and talented friend Kathleen Madigan, audience members at the theatre and across the Internet ask questions directly to Lewis onstage. The results are some epically hilarious Rants. Two full performance all on one dual layered DVD.