Special Engagement

By: Jim Minge Email
By: Jim Minge Email

What: Lewis Black

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22

Where: Funny Bone Comedy Club, 17305 Davenport St., Village Pointe

Cost: $40

Web: funnybone.com/venues/Omaha

Phone: 402-493-8036

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He's calling this tour "The Rant Is Due," and indeed it is. Grammy Award-winning comedian Lewis Black is certainly a huge draw wherever he goes, but he is especially welcomed in Omaha where he inevitably sells out shows.

Black has been spreading his brand of social commentary comedy since 1981, but it wasn't until 1996 when he began appearing regularly on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart that he became one of the most popular comics touring today.

Black will finish a three-show run at the Funny Bone Comedy Club, 17305 Davenport St., Village Pointe on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m.

If you've seen Black perform live, you already know his genius. If you've seen him on The Daily or on one of his stand-up specials, but never live – go.

Black, who honed his smart, well-informed style of ha-ha at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the Yale School of Drama, has always had a political bent, and I'm expecting his shows at the Funny Bone to be spiced with plenty of current D.C. topics. There's definitely plenty for the pickin'.

Tickets are $40, and can be had via the Bone Phone: 402-493-8036.

And to get you warmed up for the show, click on link at right to see a recent clip of Lewis ranting on New York vs. Texas. Hilarious.

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