Comedy mastermind Lewis Black will bring his trademark brand of “angry” comedy back to the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center Sept. 30 with his “Running on Empty Tour” tour.

Showtime is set for 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 304-293-SHOW or 800-745-3000.

Lewis Black is one of America’s most prolific touring comedians. Perhaps best known for his segment “Back in Black” on “The Daily Show,” his “rage,” scathing wit and hilarious views on everything from politics to pop culture have gained him millions of fans. Influenced by comedy heavyweights George Carlin, Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor, Black’s routines frequently have audiences in stitches as he shares his unique take on the world. His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audiences. He yells so they don’t have to.

Lewis Black’s comedy has also been featured in comedy specials airing on Comedy Central, HBO and Epix, including “Black on Broadway;” “Red, White and Screwed;” “Stark Raving Black;” and “In God We Rust.” He has also released three books and 10 live concert performances (available on CD and digital download). In 2006, Black starred as the hilarious, world-weary Dean in the college comedy “Accepted.” Black has also had roles in “The Big Bang Theory,” “Law and Order” and currently voices the character Mr. E/Ricky Owens in “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.”

Tickets will go on sale Friday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. and range from $42 to $67. WVU student tickets are available for $28 across all levels (limit one ticket per valid WVU ID) at campus box offices and 304-293-SHOW. Tickets may be purchased at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 304-293-SHOW or 800-745-3000.

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