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Lewis Black is providing you the opportunity to get whatever the hell is bothering you off your chest! Night after night on the road, Black delivers his wildly popular The Rant Is Due livestream where citizens of the world write in to tell him whatever is pissing them off. Lewis Black's Rantcast channels that anger in ways only a man whose devoted his entire life to ranting can do. The tirades are sometimes big. They are sometimes small. But when filtered through the comedic mind of Black in a live environment, they are always hilarious.
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Lewis Black is providing you the opportunity to get whatever the hell is bothering you off your chest! Night after night on the road, Black delivers his wildly popular The Rant Is Due livestream where citizens of the world write in to tell him whatever is pissing them off. Lewis Black's Rantcast channels that anger in ways only a man whose devoted his entire life to ranting can do. The tirades are sometimes big. They are sometimes small. But when filtered through the comedic mind of Black in a live environment, they are always hilarious.
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    #109 - The Election Is Now Over...So Let The Next Election Begin

    #109 - The Election Is Now Over...So Let The Next Election Begin

    Our host this week checks in from his public access studio. It’s crazy that another election is already around the corner. We got some great news…the price of gas is coming down! However, great news never lasts long. Inflation continues to rise. The World Cup is here. The US team has been eliminated, as if they ever had a chance of actually winning. Lewis wraps up his tour in Florida this weekend. After that, our host has a nice break from the road. Even though Lewis is off the road, he doesn’t want you to stop sending in your rants! Please keep them coming. As always, please remember to take care of each other. It’s the most important thing we can do for one another. 

    This week’s live rants come from the Warner Theater in Torrington, Connecticut and the Borgata’s Music Box Theater in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    #108 - Guns and Butter

    #108 - Guns and Butter

    Our host checks in with us from home again this week as he returned from his vacation in Vermont. While in Vermont, Lewis ate at an absolutely terrific restaurant called the Reluctant Panther. All compliments go to the chef, Sigal Rockland. It was a spectacular Thanksgiving meal. It really feels like Christmas up there. Which can be a bit much at times.
    When are we going to realize that our current gun laws don’t work? It’s astounding how after the recent slate of mass shootings nothing will still get done. It’s all just senseless, senseless violence. The topic of gun laws is just a never ending argument that just goes in circles. It’s never going to change. 63% of the American people live paycheck to paycheck. How is that possible? This is the richest country on Earth and over half the country is struggling to get by. And yeah, yeah, we know about inflation. Here’s an idea, and this one helps with lightening the cost of living in this country. Free healthcare. Canada, and a lot of countries in Europe, already provide the citizens free healthcare. We should be able to do it too. Adding on to this week’s bad news, 2,700 people were from a furniture factory in Mississippi. 2,700 people. Every single one of those workers are going to have a really difficult time recovering from that. And that’s just not right. As we are about 25 days out from Christmas, our host reminds you to take care of another. It’s the most important thing we can do for each other. Especially during the Holiday season. 

    This week’s live rants come from the Waterville Opera House in Waterville, Maine and the Paramount Theater - Rutland, Vermont

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    #107 - Twitter is in the Sh**ter

    #107 - Twitter is in the Sh**ter

    Our host checks in with us home from his humble abode as Elon Musk nearly destroys Twitter, winter comes to New York in full force and Buffalo gets an unbelievable amount of snow. Oh my! This year, fall didn’t happen. It went from summer right into winter. There wasn’t even a chance to feel a slight chill in the air. You probably didn’t even have a chance to grab your fall jacket. No. It went right into freezing cold weather. How about that crazy amount of snow Buffalo got? Unreal. There’s some people in this country who have psychotic amounts of money and just love to play around with it. Elon Musk is one of them. How are you going to take over a company and not know what to do with it? Firing the staff, bringing them back and throwing them in the deep end? Having a vote to decide if the former leader should be allowed on the platform or not? Speaking of the former leader, he decided to announce he’s going to be running again. Politicians are already asking people to donate to their campaign again. Really? Give people a break. We just got done with that. Atleast give us until after Thanksgiving. Lewis takes some much needed time off this week and is going on vacation. He’s heading up to Vermont this week (instead of traveling internationally) with his friend, Neil. Vermont really is beautiful this time of year. Also, Lewis recently went to a benefit in Bethesda, Maryland for a cystic fibrosis run by his friend Rich. Rich has even started a new organization called the “Luvu Project.” The “Luvu Project” does extraordinary work when it comes to mental health in the workplace. The link is below to check out the project. Also, if you’re interested, a link is below to the kickstarter for the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library. This kickstarter helps fun programs at the library such as their youth writing program, Sophie’s Banned Book Club, Social Justice Writing Workshop Series, as well as increasing access to its education programs to learners from all over the world. Lewis wishes you all a lovely Thanksgiving. And as always, take care of each other. It’s the most important thing we can do for one another. 

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    The live rants this week come from the State Theater in New Brunswick, New Jersey and the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey. 

    00:00 - Start
    1:32 - Intro
    1:39 - Intro Rant
    24:43 - Ad Read 2 
    26:34 - New Brunswick, NJLive Rant
    40:13 - Englewood, NJ Live Rant 
    52:59 - Outro

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    • 57 min
    #106 - Ten Billion Dollars...For Nothing

    #106 - Ten Billion Dollars...For Nothing

    Our host checks in with us this week from home and he’s pissed off because so much money was wasted on this year’s elections. It’s ludicrous how nothing gets done and nothing new gets said every election cycle. Here’s an idea…if you have a political ad on TV, and you don’t bring up one new point or say something of note, that’s it you’re out. You’re done. Ten billion dollars spent..on nothing! The Washington Commanders are currently being sold for around five billion. This year’s election cycle makes that seem like a bargain. Also, climate change is in full swing. Lewis went to bed Saturday night and it was 70 degrees. He woke up Sunday morning and it was 40 degrees outside. We’re going to hell in a hand basket and nothing is going to change. How come no one wants to work a public service job anymore? When our host was a kid, there were so many people who wanted a public service job. Lewis just got home from shows in Ohio and North Carolina. Marietta, Ohio is a really nice small town. Durham, North Carolina has really changed a lot (for the better) since our host used to spend time there in his younger days. Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill are really great food towns. All the shows from this past weekend were truly amazing. Our host thanks you for all the support over the years as the world becomes more psychotic and we all continue to struggle with it. As always, the most important thing we can do for one another is to take care of each other. 

    The live rants this week come from the Peoples Bank Theater in Marietta, Ohio and the Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, North Carolina. 

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    #105 - Stuck Inside of Memphis with the Mobile Blues Again

    #105 - Stuck Inside of Memphis with the Mobile Blues Again

    Our host Lewis checks in this week from the Home of the Blues, Memphis, Tennessee! We’re recording this week’s episode in the parking lot of Sun Studios. Sun Studios has produced some legendary, great music. Countless hits. Midterm elections were this week and all the news coverage of it has been people standing in line. Even though people are standing in line to vote, our host reminds you that you need to give people a reason to vote! One political party comes up with solutions they can’t explain. The other political party wants to keep their good ideas a secret. It’s important to vote. It matters. Lewis is sick of people saying that George Carlin didn’t vote. How do you know that to be true? He could just be saying that because he’s George and he is a comedian! But then again, voting probably did genuinely bother him a lot. Lewis had an extra day to spend some time in Memphis. If he’s being honest, he ordered enough BBQ to feed a family of six. Also, if you’re ever in Memphis, you need to visit the civil rights museum. It will be one of the most extraordinary experiences you can ever have. It’s crazy that they don’t want to teach about civil rights history in school. Kids need to learn about this. 
    Our host's next stops in his tour are in Ohio and South Carolina. As always, our host reminds us that we take care of each other. It’s the most important thing we can do for one another. 

    This week’s live rants were filmed at Austin City Limits at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas and the Majestic Theater in Dallas, Texas. 

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Candy Corn Still Sucks

    Candy Corn Still Sucks

    Lewis checks in this week from the pacific northwest as he had shows in Oregon and Washington. Our host wants to thank all of you for the outpouring of love and support after the passing of his mother, Jeannette. 

    As Lewis heads into the final leg of this year’s tour, he looks forward to some time off he has coming up. During his time off from the road, our host plans to do some fixer upper work around the house. Maybe he can even get his toilet working again! Lewis wants the rants from Eugene, Oregon to be used in this week’s episode, but his crackerjack technical staff says otherwise. Also, our host leaves us this week with a very important reminder (the same way he ends every live show)...take care of each other. It’s the most important thing we can do for one another. 

    The live rants come from shows at The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon and McCaw Hall in Seattle, Washington. 

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    • 48 min

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