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#88 – Bang! Bang! Bang!

July 6, 2022

Happy 4th of July! Don’t we all feel super patriotic right now? Another day in America brings us another mass shooting at a parade in Chicago while we get the second opportunity to witness folks in the city of where our Declaration of Independence was signed run in fear from more gunfire as the Rocket’s Red Glare fills the night sky. As if that wasn’t bad enough, airlines are kicking us in the nuts as the biggest nuts in country right now, SCROTUS is taking its conservatism all the way back to the 1930s. Wooohooo, Let’s celebrate! Where’s the BBQ?

This week Lewis reads rants submitted from his fans, some the night he recorded his most-recent comedy special and others from fans that just had to get some things off their chests.

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#87 – And, And, And…

June 29, 2022

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it does. We’re completely dumbfounded by the lack of leadership going on in the political spectrum right now. From new Supreme Court rulings that are about as politically motivated as can be, to an ineffective government that appears completely broken. Lewis attempts to make sense of it all.

The live rants this week come from the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia, PA on March 2020.

SUBMIT RANTS TO LEWIS

https://www.lewisblack.com/live

Lewis’ Grammy-nominated special, “Thanks For Risking Your Life” is available now!

https://tlbrecords.lnk.to/LewisWE

SUBSCRIBE TO THE RANTCAST

https://www.lewisblacksrantcast.com

https://thelaughbutton.podlink.to/Rantcast

FOLLOW LEWIS

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https://www.instagram.com/thelewisblack

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https://www.youtube.com/OfficialLewisBlack

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#86 – The Summer Of Our Discontent

June 22, 2022

We are now entering the summer of our discontent and Lewis is aware of it, from the latest revelations from the conservative questioned during the ongoing January 6th Committee hearings. But there’s no shortage of things to rant about from rapid inflation that continues to ask the working man to make the most sacrifices while your host doesn’t have the highest of hopes for the results of the impending gun control laws. So enjoy this week’s Rantcast from the mind of Lewis and the minds of the people of Philadelphia.

The live rants this week come from the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia, PA on March 2020.

Submit rants to Lewis

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#85 – The United States of Trauma

June 15, 2022

From gun control to climate change to preserving democracy, the litany of issues not being fully addressed keeps getting longer. And at a time when we desperately need to get on with ensuring a safe and sane future, the larger cultural and political forces in the country continue to stand in the way. Across the political spectrum leadership has taken a holiday, forced by a compromised electoral system to be more responsive to donors than to the citizens they represent. So enjoy this week’s Rantcast as your host tries to find a sliver of hope in a country determined to immolate itself both figuratively and literally.

The live rants come from the Virginia Theater in Champaign IL on May 1, 2022.

Submit rants to Lewis

https://www.lewisblack.com/live

Want to see Lewis live? Tickets are available here:

https://www.lewisblack.com/tickets

Check out Lewis’ Grammy-nominated special, Thanks For Risking Your Life

https://tlbrecords.lnk.to/LewisWE

Subscribe to Lewis Black’s Rantcast

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#84 – Memorial Daze

June 1, 2022

In this week’s episode, Lewis address the plague of gun violence in America and asks when will enough be enough? How many more children will have to die, how many more teachers will have to defend their students, how many more parents will have to grieve before the will of the majority of this country is followed and common sense gun reforms are enacted?

The live rants come from the show on May 7, 2022 at the Warner Theater in Washington DC.

Submit rants to Lewis

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Want to see Lewis live? Tickets are available here:

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Check out Lewis’ Grammy-nominated special, Thanks For Risking Your Life

https://tlbrecords.lnk.to/LewisWE

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#83 – For Bruce MacVittie

May 25, 2022

In this week’s episode, Lewis remembers his friend Bruce MacVittie, an accomplished stage and screen actor, who passed away earlier this month. Then he reflects on filming his latest special on Long Island last week, covers more news of the week, and recounts his latest visit to see his mom.

The live rants come from the Warner Theater in Washington DC on May 6, 2020.

Reminder: we now have a prize for the best rant submission of the week: a subscription for cheeses from Jasper Hill Farm in Vermont (https://www.youtube.com/JasperHillFarm).

Submit rants to Lewis

https://www.lewisblack.com/live

Want to see Lewis live? Tickets are available here:

https://www.lewisblack.com/tickets

Check out Lewis’ Grammy-nominated special, Thanks For Risking Your Life

https://tlbrecords.lnk.to/LewisWE

Subscribe to Lewis Black’s Rantcast

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Spotify – https://spoti.fi/3oNaPFh

Google – https://bit.ly/37Zb35u

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Follow Lewis

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Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/thelewisblack

Twitter – https://twitter.com/thelewisblack

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thelewisblack

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/OfficialLewisBlack

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#82 – Happy Mother’s Day

May 13, 2022

In an America where almost anything jurisprudence-related – no matter how unreasonable it seems in the current context – can be justified if you can find a quote from an old, dead Englishman, it’s a good time to reflect on the Bard’s sentiments regarding the legal profession. Among Shakespeare’s most famous locutions, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” (Henry VI, Part 2) can be interpreted in several ways but in the current moment let’s posit that it’s criticism of lawyers for siding with the wealthy and privileged to protect their power and money from the peasants. A majority of the justices on the Supreme Court have aligned themselves with this feudal sentiment, and as they (and many members of Congress) are lawyers, it speaks poorly of what is being taught in law schools. And regarding the SCOTUS Leak, the less said about the better, though the one thing it clarified is that the news media is a feeding frenzy of speculation determined to instill fear of the future as a means to keep us watching CPAP, boner pill, and insurance commercials. The fifth estate would serve us better if they stuck with “what is” as opposed to “what if”. Of course, dealing in actuality takes hard work and a dedication to approaching topics with as much objectivity and truthfulness as possible, while “what if” merely requires opening one’s mouth and bloviating. 

In other news of the week, a Tennessee lawmaker cited Hitler’s experience as a means to show that being homeless can be a building block to a better life. As always, if you are citing something Hitler said as a means to win an argument, you have already lost the argument. And the rash of attacks on performing comedians continued with the attempted on-stage assault of Dave Chappelle. Like the Chris Rock Slap, there was an absence of a rapid response from those entrusted with the safety of the artist. It’s unfortunate that there is an increasing need for more police-like security at live shows, but that’s where we are given the sensibilities in the country and the lack of easy access to mental health care.

Finally, it was Mother’s Day this past Sunday, a holiday that Lewis’ mother Jeannette refuses to acknowledge, having forcefully argued for a long time that that every day is Mother’s Day if you’re a mother or have a mother. Whether you agree with Mrs. Black or not, it’s certain that even at 103 years old, her arguments are more cogent and intellectually and historically sound than Justice Alito’s.

The live rants come from the shows in Richmond VA and Greensburg PA and feature discourses on personal liberty, motherhood, monuments, and personal hygiene.

Submit rants to Lewis

https://www.lewisblack.com/live

Want to see Lewis live? Tickets are available here:

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Check out Lewis’ Grammy-nominated special, Thanks For Risking Your Life

https://tlbrecords.lnk.to/LewisWE

Subscribe to Lewis Black’s Rantcast

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#81 – May Day, or Mayday

May 4, 2022

In this week’s episode, Lewis delves into the history of May Day and why in the US we moved the celebration to the end of the summer (hint: it involves the s-word), and offers a modest proposal for relocating refugees and migrants. He also explores the vague return to normalcy that was the 2022 NFL draft, and offers this athletics-related opinion: Wizards is the worst name in sports.

The live rants come from Chicago and Detroit, two towns where the citizens don’t agree on much, especially regarding Lions, Tigers, Bears, or Cubs (or Pistons, Bulls, White Sox, Blackhawks, or Red Wings), but definitely agree that the potholes need to be fixed!

Submit rants to Lewis

https://www.lewisblack.com/live

Want to see Lewis live? Tickets are available here:

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Check out Lewis’ Grammy-nominated special, Thanks For Risking Your Life

https://tlbrecords.lnk.to/LewisWE

Subscribe to Lewis Black’s Rantcast

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#80 – For Gilbert Gottfried

April 27, 2022

In this week’s episode, Lewis pays tribute to his friend and fellow comedian Gilbert Gottfried and then turns to the subjects of mask mandates, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ turn toward autocracy, and Marjorie Taylor Greene’s turn away from having any recollection about anything at all.

Submit rants to Lewis

https://www.lewisblack.com/live

Want to see Lewis live? Tickets are available here:

https://www.lewisblack.com/tickets

Check out Lewis’ Grammy-nominated special, Thanks For Risking Your Life

https://tlbrecords.lnk.to/LewisWE

Subscribe to Lewis Black’s Rantcast

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#79 – 420

April 20, 2022

Submit rants to Lewis

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Check out Lewis’ Grammy-nominated special, Thanks For Risking Your Life

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