Wed, Apr 21

Lewis Black Returns to DPAC

Lewis Black Returns to DPAC this September. "In God We Rust" tour on sale Friday, April 30th.


DURHAM, NC- At DPAC, the new Durham Performing Arts Center, Lewis Black returns to the stage with his “In God We Rust” tour presented in association with Live Nation Entertainment on September 10th at 8pm. This will mark the second appearance of Lewis to the DPAC stage, his first being the sold out performance on December 8, 2008.

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 30th at 10am. Ticket prices start at $30 and can be purchased at the DPAC Ticket Center, 919.680.2787, and online at Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster outlets: Crabtree Valley Mall, FYE and Lowes Foods.

“It’s great to have comedy back on the DPAC stage. In our first year DPAC presented 12 of the biggest comedians in the world including Robin Williams, Bill Cosby, Lewis Black and George Lopez. This is just one of a half dozen of stand-up’s very best that are planning superstar shows at DPAC in the coming year,” said GM Bob Klaus.

Lewis is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. He catapulted to meteoric fame during his time on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. His segment, a three minute rant about whatever was bothering him at the moment, evolved into Back in Black. Lewis has taped four specials for the Comedy Central Presents series, co-created Last Laugh with Lewis Black, presides over Lewis’ Black’s the Root of All Evil, and continues to perform Back in Black on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His popular appearances on Comedy Central helped to win him Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards in 2001.
He has released several critically acclaimed CDs, The White Album, Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues and in 2007 won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album for The Carnegie Hall Performance. Black filmed two HBO specials, Black On Broadway and the Emmy nominated Red, White and Screwed. He had a regular feature for two seasons on Inside the NFL and in 2006 was honored to be asked to participate in Comic Relief. He has written two best selling books, Nothing’s Sacred and Me of Little Faith. Both garnered critical praise as well commercial success and spent numerous weeks on the New York Times best seller list. Lewis has penned over 40 plays.

In 2006, Lewis co-starred with Robin Williams in Barry Levinson’s Man of the Year, appeared as “the fake dean of a fake college” in Steve Pink’s Accepted and as the harried airport manager in Paul Feig’s Unaccompanied Minors. He also lent his voice to the role of “Jimmy” in Bob Sagat’s parody, Farce of the Penguins.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Lewis is dedicated to a number of charitable organizations. Still loyal to his alma mater, he’s worked with UNC students to create the Carolina Comedy Festival, a yearly festival on the UNC campus that not only highlights performances, but also provides workshops and lectures for budding comics, writers and performers. With his involvement at UNC, Lewis continues a life-long commitment to education and the arts.

Today Lewis maintains residences in both Manhattan and Chapel Hill, NC. For more information please go to

What’s up next? DPAC’s next event the much anticipated Broadway smash hit Wicked (April 21 – May 16), America’s favorite band with horns Chicago (May 18th) and back by popular demand The Color Purple (May 25 – 30). For more information about more upcoming DPAC events, please go to