Lewis Black's performance in the HBO special Lewis Black: Black on Broadway is exactly like his "Back in Black" spots on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. If you love his sputtering, furious rants on the fake news, there's no reason you won't enjoy an hour's worth on DVD, during which Black spits out his grievances against typical stand-up comedy fodder--corporate scandals, air travel, etc.--in his usual, direct style. (Good line: "If you're in coach, kill yourself.") The only caveat: you'll get nothing extra here. The disc contains the show, brief shots of his entering/exiting the theater, and that's it. No interviews, no commentary track, not even a set of Spanish subtitles. But since Black's routine is stripped-down anger, perhaps it's fitting for the DVD to be stripped-down Black. --Leah Weathersby
Lewis Black, lately of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," stars in his first-ever HBO solo special, an hour of frenetic, take-no-prisoners stand-up comedy, taped before a live audience at the Brooks Atkinson Theater in New York City. Featuring new material included in the comic's current "Rules of Enragement" tour and CD of the same name, Lewis Black: Black on Broadway will feature Black's dead-on insights into such disparate issues as homeland security, tax-cut benefits, international travel, Martha Stewart, cold weather, health myths in America, and, of course, WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction).
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