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Lewis Black

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Nerdist Podcast: Lewis Black

The hilarious Lewis Black sits down with Chris to talk about the process of writing “edgy” material, the importance of keeping busy as you get older, his shows being a destination for family outings and his newest special Old Yeller!

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  • Seeing this on the front page has already made my day. Lewis Black is my favorite comedian ever (sorry Chris). He’s amazing and his on-stage anger is just perfect.

    I’ve listened to his book (he narrates/reads it), I highly recommend anyone who enjoys Lewis’ comedy to pick it up. :D

  • Jaer, I totally agree. I think I actually exclaimed out loud when I saw that Lewis Black was the guest. His timing and delivery are impeccable. This will make my one billion spreadsheets easier to digest at work today.

  • This conversation has been really cathartic for me, the 21-year old kid. I’ve been working at that “What do I do?” question for a while now and the problem for me has been having too many things that I want to do: writing, programming, just making stuff. I have been worried about doing the right thing but, just doing something is what I need to do.
    Thank you both for all of these insights.

  • My college was Christian affiliated, but it’s a liberal denomination as denominations go (ELCA). But, we still had rules regarding mixed genders in dorm rooms. We didn’t have dorm buildings that were 1 gender, but floors were 1 gender. You couldn’t be on another gender’s floor from 11 PM to 8 AM. It was 1 AM to 8AM on weekends. BUT, it was never enforced unless you were fucking in the hallway, which did happen on occasion. The RA’s didn’t care. The administration didn’t care. Nobody cared. The rule was only there to appease the small percentage of super conservative parents that would say something like “this is a Christian college”. It was also a dry campus. Again, that was never enforced unless you were being violent.
    So, colleges still have those rules, but my college didn’t care about enforcing them and the rules were only there to appease the conservative parents that wanted to have their mind at ease that the college is upholding their “Christian values”. Cut their daughter’s sophomore year, and their daughter is doing body shots off a football player and flashing her tits at the big finals week parties. Freshman year, those girls were pretty conservative like their parents. They allways went to church every Sunday morning. They’d always have at least one crucifix per wall in their dorm room. And would pray before every meal. Then, like clockwork, once finals were over after the first semester of their sophomore year, they’d turn into party girls.

  • One of the best comedian centric episodes ever, I was doubled over laughing when he talked about being “not edgy enough”…. “What am I supposed to do? F#@% my mother?!”

    Is it just me or does anyone else notice that the recent updates haven’t been getting that many comments? Just like 10-20 instead of the usual 50-60.