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Lewis Black Biography

Updated On 25 Aug, 2019 Published On 25 Aug, 2019
Lewis Black

Facts of Lewis Black

Date of Birth :
Age : 75 years old
Family Name : Black
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Leo
Height : 5 Feet 9 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Lewis Black

What is Lewis Black marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Single
How many children does Lewis Black have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Lewis Black having any relationship affair ?: Yes2 affair
Is Lewis Black Gay ? No

Widely famous for his "Back in Black" rants on the Daily Show, Lewis Black is an accomplished comedian. In addition to that, he is also a well-known voice actor, playwriter and author.

Lewis Black Personal Life

Lewis Black is living a sucessful life professionally, but what about his personal life. Is the 70-year old in a relationship or still single?

Current Relationship Status

The comedian Lewis is possibly single as of now. There is no public relationship of him at present, and he moreover is not linked with anyone at present. 

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And I was lucky enough today to spend the afternoon with my mom, Jeannette, all one hundred years of her, as she continues to defy all laws of space and time.

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Lewis moreover is busy with his tours and spending time with his mother, Jeannette Black who is a hundred years old. He lost his father Sam Black in 2019 at the age of 101. He is the only living child of his parents, as his brother Ronald Black died in July 1997 due to Cancer.

Lewis was once Married 

Lewis is a bachelor for a long time; however, he once was a married man. He married his then-girlfriend of two years when he was 26-year-old after she said she was pregnant with his child. 

After the marriage, the then husband-wife couple welcomed the child in the world and was living a healthy married life. However, things changed when his then-wife broke the news that he is not the father of her baby. After the revelation, the pair separated and moved on with their life. The marriage only lasted ten months.

Check the video below, where he shares the story of his failed marriage.

Lewis Past Affairs

Lewis was in a relationship with Emmy Award-winning actor, Caitlin Clarke. They dated when they were both studying at Yale School of Drama. They remained in a relationship even after graduation. Their romance, however, ended when she moved to London for her work.

The comedian became bitter about their relationship when he found that she got engaged to another man only a few months after their split. Based on his bad experience with Caitlin, he wrote a play Hitchin. Caitlin's family attended the show; however, Caitlin never participated at any of the shows. Caitlin moreover was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2000, and she died in 2004.

Black further is close to Merican comedian Kathleen Madigan. His fans speculated Madigan to be his girlfriend. Madigan however, denied and told, 

''We tried that and then peacefully agreed we’re better friends.''

Black also added,

''We’re really good at friends. She’s like the sister I never wanted.''

They moreover knew each other for around 37 years and still shares a strong bonding.

Lewis Black with ex-girlfriend  Kathleen Madigan. SOURCE: Paste Magazine

Lewis Naked Bus Controversy

Lewis and fellow comedian Jim Norton was arrested in 2000 for their involvement with The Naked Teen Voyeur Bus. The bus had acrylic glass walls and contained numerous young topless women. The bus was driven around Manhattan in the same route that was used by then-President Bill Clinton on that day. Black was released twenty-eight hours after his arrest.

Lewis Black Net-worth

Lewis Black is a veteran in the entertainment industry with working experience in comedy, playwright, and voice acting. In addition to that, he is also a reputable author. So, it is no surprise; he has a decent net-worth.

Multi-Talented Comedian Lewis Black.  SOURCE: Luther Burbank Center for Arts

Lewis Black overall Net-worth and Primary source of income.

Lewis Balck holds an overall net-worth of $1.5 million. He primarily earns a big chunk of money from stand-up comedy and comedy tours.

The star started doing comedy from 1996 and appeared in a weekly segment for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. The segment which started in the era of Jon Stewart is still continuing until the time of Trevor Noah.

Black in addition to the weekly segment, he also created four specials for Comedy Central. On average, a comedy central pays $15,000 for a half-hour specials. However, the money varies according to the popularity of the comedian.

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#Repost @jamessalkind (@get_repost) Tonight! Be sure to watch the live online rant around 10pmET lewisblack.com/live

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The comedian furthermore earns a substantial amount from his tours. At present, he is conducting The Joke's On Us Tour. The ticket price for the tour ranges from $36-$119.

Apart, he has a self-titled YouTube channel with over 33k followers. On the channel, he posts several stand up videos. From his channel, he makes around $531 - $8.5K yearly.

Lewis is a well-known actor

Lewis has worked in many movies and television as an actor and voice actor. The average pay for a voice actor/actress is $150 per hour and can earn $40,000 per year.

His most notable work, however, was his role of Anger in Pixels movie "Inside Out." The film was a super hit and earned $857.6 million against the budget of $175 million.

Lewis started his career as Playwright

After graduating from the Drama School, he settled in New York and started working as a playwright. In total, he has written 40 plays. On average, a playwright earns $38,000 per year.

Lewis as an Author

Lewis, despite his busy schedule, has sucessfully written three books. The names of the books alongside prices are given in the table below:


Name of the Books


Price (Hard Cover)

1. Me of Little Faith $7.99 $9.75
2. Nothing's Sacred  $11.99 $9.99
3. I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas $9.99 $10.48

Along with all these, Balck also makes bucks from his online store.

Lewis work in Charities and Foundations

Lewis is a member of the advisory board of 52nd Street Project. He also created the Ron Black Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of his late brother.

The star also raises funds for the Rusty Magee Clinic for Families and Health and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  He established the William Foeller Fellowship at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. 

Black also supports military personnel and has performed in several Middle Eastern and European military bases with Robin Williams, Lance Armstrong, and Kid Rock.

Body Measurements: Lewis Black

Comedian Lewis Black is posing for Camera. SOURCE: Spotify
  • Age: 70 as of 2018
  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black

Quick Facts: Lewis Black

  • Lewis is popular among his fans by the nickname King of Rant because of his dark, angry style of comedy.
  • He was raised in a middle -class Jewish family and is well versed in the Torah (Mosiac Books of Law)
  • He earned a high score on his SAT exam and was accepted in many prestigious colleges such as Yale, Princeton, Brown, Amherst, and Williams.
  • He is an alum of the University of North Carolina.
  • Black earned a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from Yale School of Drama.
  • Lewis fell in love with theatre at age 12, after seeing his first play.
  • He graduated from Springbrook High School in Silver Spring, Maryland.
  • He played basketball in High School.
  • Black once worked for the Silver Springs Post Office.

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Lewis Black Affairs

  1. First Affair with Caitlin Clarke

    Caitlin Clarke and Lewis Black dated when they were both attending Yale School of Drama. Thye separated after a few years of dating.

  2. Second Affair with Kathleen Madigan

    Kathleen Madigan and Lewis Black are close friends and even dated for a time being. However, they decided to be just friends and broke up.

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