Lewis Black Brings His The Joke's On Us Tour to the Taft Theatre

The comedian talks politics, national issues and general madness in Cincinnati

Mar 19, 2019 at 2:48 pm

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Lewis Black
“It’s just great; everything is just great,” Lewis Black grumbles into his cellphone. “It’s the same thing all over again but badly done. No facts, no reporting, no sense of what the truth is, no one stepping up. The level of madness has not changed.”

For his The Joke’s on Us tour, Black is taking a slightly different approach to his social and political commentary.

“It’s things I’ve found while traveling the country,” he says. “Like the difference between a chicken nugget and a buffalo chicken tender.”

It sounds silly, but he elaborates: “I think that demonstrates some of the underlying problems we have as a nation. I’m finding ways to talk about what’s going on without talking about what’s going on.”

8 p.m. Saturday (March 23). $40-$65.50, Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown, tafttheatre.org.