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Lewis Black Brings "The Naked Truth" to Boise

The cantankerous comic is killing it on his The Emperor's New Clothes Tour


Lewis Black is famously angry. In the throes of his standup acts and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart monologues, his jowls shudder and his outstretched index finger wags in hypertensive opprobrium at the excesses of capitalism, attempts to curtail people's voting rights—since 2013 he has been an "ambassador for voting rights" for the ACLU—and immigration. His rants are so impassioned, words have trouble escaping his mouth; on stage his movements straddle the line between gesture and spasm with the elan of someone sticking a penny in a light socket. He is an uncorked bottle of apoplectic rage. Catch the man live Saturday, March 12, at the Egyptian Theatre as part of his The Emperor's New Clothes: The Naked Truth Tour. Tickets are $43.