Who is Lewis Black and what is his net worth 2018? Lewis Niles Black is an American author, stand-up Comedian, playwright, and actor. He is known for his comedy central series titled “Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil” and for his frequent feature on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. He has been active in his career since 1981.
Lewis Niles Black was born on August 30, 1948, in Washington, DC. He was born to Jeanette Black and Sam Black. His mother was a teacher and his father was an artist and mechanical engineer. He grew up in a Jewish family in Silver Spring, Maryland. He graduated from Springbrook High School in 1966. Lewis Black started his university education at the University of Maryland but he later transferred to the University of North Carolina.
He studied playwriting. He graduated in 1970. He enrolled in Yale School of Drama where he earned an MFA degree in 1977. He got married at the age of 26 but the marriage lasted for less than a year. He has his residence in Manhattan.
Lewis Black started his career as a playwright in New York City. He was a playwright-in-residence for a theatre. He worked there from 1981 to 1989. He started doing comedy as opening acts for plays. He left the theatre when the management changed.
He started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1998. Lewis Black first starred in “Central Comedy Presents”. He starred in another special comedy series titled “Taxed Beyond Belief”. He also hosted the “World Stupidity Awards”. In 2004, he got a slot on HBO for a special titled “Black on Broadway”.
He released a comedy album titled “The Carnegie Hall Performance”.This album received a Grammy in 2007 as the “Best Comedy Album”. In 2008, he hosted a Comedy Central TV series titled “The Root of All Evil”. He hosted the documentary titled “History of Joke with Lewis Black” in the same year. He also filmed several shows at theatres.
In 2013, he released his ninth stand-up special titled “Old Yeller: Live at the Borgata”. Lewis Black appeared in some episodes of television series including “Law and Order”, and “The Big Bang Theory”. He also released his autobiography, titled “Nothing’s Sacred” in 2005. He also starred in the movie, “Accepted”, “Man of the Year” and “Unaccompanied Minors”. He was also the voice of “Manobrain” in the cartoon series “Duck Dodgers”. He has also released books including “Me of Little Faith” and “Am Dreaming of a Black Christmas”.
He appeared in other works including “Falling for Grace”, “Farce of the Penguins”, “Introducing Park Dowd”, “Stereotypically You”, “The Happy Elf”, “My Gym Partner is a Monkey”, and “Crisis in Six Scenes”.
Lewis Black Net Worth
He is also considered as a great stand-up comedian. Lewis has also published books and appeared in many films. His net worth is an estimated $12 million. His source of income is attributed to his career as a comedian and actor. He also earns from the sale of CDs and Lewis Black customarized products, tee shirts, magic balls.
Lewis Black is known for his angry appearance. He is sarcastic and often shouts while performing. He always shakes his finger to show his anger while presenting a discussion. He likens his humour to someone who is on Titanic and knows what is going to happen to the ship. He ranked 51 among 100 in Comedy Central’s rating of “100 Greatest Stand-up Comedians of All Time”.