Are you tired of the usual stand-up routines and are looking for somebody who speaks his mind--and can rage on with his bad self? Well, look no further because Lewis Black is the man for you. In the tradition of Bill Hicks and George Carlin, Black is one outstanding humorous commentator who has appealed to me very quickly. "The White Album" is a hilarious first album that gives you a taste of things to come.
Even though this is his first album (from what I know), the man has no problems with acting like a pro. His rants are hysterical and full of angry energy. He's one of the few comedians who is able to exhaust me from laughing so hard. It's great to have a social commentator on the comedy scene and it is a breeze to listen to his "take-no-prisoners" delivery. He rants about everything from the weather to IHOP; from Bill Clinton to the ozone; from the flu to Miami, and so much more. Black doesn't pull any punches with his act, as he is completely willing to bash anybody who deserves it and is never afraid to point out the laughable stupidity of others. And politicians---beware! He doesn't care which side you're on! He's a man who doesn't discriminate when it comes to pointing out absurdity in the political world.
I really loved listening to this album. While I don't consider this his best work, it is still such a joy to listen to. I'm actually afraid that the man is going to suffer from a stroke on stage one of these days due to the absolute intensity in his performance! His sarcasm ranges from subtle to hysterically outrageous. It's one of the many talents that shows on this very well constructed CD. A word of caution, though: Black isn't afraid to dish out the swear words. If you don't like comedians with foul mouths, then I advise you to keep away. And for the rest of us--ENJOY!
Lewis Black's "The White Album" is absolutely hilarious and shows the promise of a great comedian, as we would see him grow with his other albums, "The End of the Universe" and "Rules of Enragement." I really hope that he puts out more albums and continues with his well-crafted act. He's definitely a man who doesn't come short when it comes to a perfect delivery. I don't think we'll ever seen another comic who can duplicate what he does. An absolute classic. -Michael Crane