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As "America's Foremost Commentator on Everything," he is a weekly political commentator on, Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and he has starred in comedy specials for the network. As a stand-up comedian, he has performed at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, The Montreal International Comedy Festival, The Irish Comedy Festival in Kilkenny, Ireland and Carnegie Hall in New York City. As an actor, Lewis has appeared in such films as "Jacob's Ladder," "The Hard Way," "The Night We Never Met," and Woody Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters." Currently Lewis stars In "Accepted" (Universal, summer 2006). He co stars with Wilmer Valderrama ("That 70's Show") in "Unaccompanied Minors" (Warner Brothers, Christmas 2006), and co-stars with Robin Williams in "Man of the Year".His television acting credits include, "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd," "Homicide," "Mad About You" and "Law and Order." Lewis has been featured on CBS Sports' "NFL Today" and the Final Four coverage. He is also a regular guest on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."

Lewis received the award for "Best Male Stand Up" by The American Comedy Awards in 2001. In 2004 he was recognized by The Pollstar Awards for his blockbuster comedy tour, "Rules of Enragement." In 2006 he received a Grammy nomination for his comedy CD of the same name.

A milestone for Lewis was starring in a one-hour stand-up special for HBO, "Black on Broadway," which was also a successful DVD release. His second HBO special from the Warner Theater, in Washington DC, "Red, White and Screwed" airs June, 2006. He authored his first book, Nothing's Sacred (April 2005 Simon and Schuster) which debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Black works as a professional mentor with the 52nd Street Project teaching inner city youth. He also raises money for several scholarship programs including The William Foeller Scholarship at Williamstown Theatre Festival where he also teaches. He is also active in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.



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