Voice for Equality: Lewis Black
May 30, 2009
Lewis Black is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, and actor. He is known for his comedy style, which often includes simulating a mental breakdown, or an increasingly angry rant, ridiculing history, politics, religion, trends and cultural phenomena. He hosted Comedy Central's The Root of All Evil and makes regular appearances on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart delivering his “Back in Black” commentary segment. Learn more here.
Black has expressed his support of the freedom to marry in many a stand-up performance. While performing in Santa Rosa, CA, in 2004, Black ridiculed efforts to amend the U.S. constitution to ban marriage equality:
"That’s something you’re gonna…worry about now? You need a hobby! ‘Cause on the list of things we have to worry about the freedom to marry is on page six after ‘Are we eating too much garlic as a people?’”
Freedom to Marry salutes Lewis Black as a Voice for Equality!