The Evolution of Lewis Black:
From Drama Student to Political Satirist

A Suffolk University Conversation with Robert Brustein

Stand-up comedian, author, actor and playwright Lewis Black joins The Modern Theatre’s Conversation Series on Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m., Black will discuss his career path, from graduate student at Yale to Grammy award-winning political satirist, with Robert Brustein, Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Suffolk University.

Black is host of the Comedy Central series "Lewis Black’s The Root of All Evil" and a regular contributor to "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart. He is notorious for his use of yelling, hyperbole and profanity in his political comedy. He's been seen on "Larry King Live," "Late Night with Conan O’Brian," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Rachel Maddow Show" and "Countdown" with Keith Olbermann.

Robert Brustein is a 2010 recipient of the National Medal of Arts and Founding Director of the Yale Repertory Theatre and American Repertory Theatre. (Black attended the Yale School of Drama for playwriting while Brustein was Dean.)

The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University is located at 525 Washington Street in Boston's Theatre District. For tickets and information, call 800-440-7654 or visit

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