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Stark Raving Black

Released Oct 8, 2009 1h 20m Comedy List
Reviews 71% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Comedian Lewis Black shares his views with a live audience. Read More Read Less

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Stephen Holden New York Times In Stark Raving Black, Lewis Black's concert movie, the comedian is at his most eloquently splenetic. Rated: 3/5 Oct 9, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member The most unfunny I've seen of Black. But sometimes I wish I'm half as mad as he is. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member I don't think it was hos best work... Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member his most funniest material in years. It feels for the first time his anger isnt misplaced and defnitely feels it definetly hits home. His over whelming visual thought process is funnier than ever, Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I thought that Stark Raving Black was Lewis Black being his classic angry self. He never fails to make things such as Twitter and other frivolous technology seem downright stupid and hilarious. I really hope he continues to be funny and angry for a long time so I can continue to enjoy his stand-up. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member i gave this two stars because i didn't lol much, it seemed jagged, and there were lots of misfires. i've just learned that what i saw was basically only half of the movie (an hour, with commercials, on CC - about 42 minutes). combine that with the frequent edits and bleeps, and it's probably safe to say that i didn't really give this a fair chance. i may need to revisit it on DVD, and re-assess. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Stark Raving Black 1 Disc Widescreen "Stark Raving Black" was directed by Adam Dublin and is Lewis Black's stand-up comedy concert at the Fillmore Theatre in Detroit where he goes off on social issues and political commentary on current events. Black chose Detroit under the assumption that if anyone had a reason to be mad, it would be Detroit so they would like his angry humor. Black vents on a series of topics from the perspective of a grumpy 60 year old man who is fed up with the system. At one point, he points out that anyone who declares themselves a Republican or Democrat these days with the minor differentiations in the parties and mistakes made on both sides is basically an idiot. He goes into a story about discovering that he had become a mainstream comedian by having to follow up country legend, Vince Gill and his wife, Amy Grant at an event. He talks about everyday issues like aging, parents, birth and death. He talks about political and social issues of greed, how everyone knew the country was going downhill, the economy, the issues with alternative energy, and the message of hope. He has some great stories and presents them in a very funny perspective and even more impressively manages very smooth transitions from one topic to another very naturally. Bonus Features: The Lewis Black Story is a documentary feature that runs a little over an hour and begins with a gag reel of him attempting to do his radio spot for the show in Detroit and transitions into the story of his tour and the people behind it. He introduces other people who work on the tour with him like his sound guy. He talks about his parents, especially his mother who has a "black-belt in sarcasm." This history of his career starting in theater at Yale and gradually moving into stand-up reveals a lot about how his particular style developed. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Comedian Lewis Black shares his views with a live audience.
Adam Dubin
Benjamin Brewer, Jack Gulick
D&E Entertainment
Original Language
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 8, 2009, Limited
Release Date (DVD)
Jun 15, 2010
1h 20m