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Standup comedy standout Lewis Black returns to Gallo Center

Tickets for Lewis Black go on sale Friday, July 21.
Tickets for Lewis Black go on sale Friday, July 21.

Lewis Black was last at the Gallo Center six long years ago, and the local community is thrilled he’s coming back on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2024. Tickets go on sale this Friday for what’s sure to be a sold-out show.

Known as the King of Rant, Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and finger pointing to expose the absurdities of life. His comedic brilliance makes people laugh at life’s hypocrisies and the insanity he sees in the world.

The Grammy Award-winning stand-up performs his critically acclaimed shows more than 200 nights annually. Adding his own unique style, Black delivers audience-written rants submitted from the fans at his show and throughout the world.

A seasoned USO tour veteran, he has performed for the troops on three Christmas tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ticket Sales begin Friday, July 21, at 10 a.m., at the Ticket Office, 1000 I Street in downtown Modesto, or by calling 209-338-2100. Online sales begin at 11 am.


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