The mercurial and outspoken comic has been a vocal critic of President Elect Trump, calling him a dictator. His selection could be construed as a statement by the Hollywood writers.
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The ceremony will take place at New York’s Edison Ballroom on Feb. 19, 2017.
"If Trump is the keeper of the flame…how long will it take for him to piss on that flame?" Watch D.C. video clip https://t.co/2vhumP9pQL
— Lewis Black (@TheLewisBlack) November 17, 2016
The comedian, who has 50 acting credits under his belt, has had nine different television comedy specials, in addition to his regular spot on “The Daily Show.” His fans are quite familiar with Lewis Black’s antics, which include wild gesticulations and shouting. And, as evidenced by the above Tweet, Black is no stranger to controversy.
Louis Black likes to call BS on just about everyone and everything. But he really hates Donald Trump.
The New York ceremony will be co-executive produced by Bonnie Datt and Shannon Walker. Ann Cohen will serve as the show’s head writer. This will be the first time the Guild’s producing and writing team will all be led by women.
“I am honored to be the host of the 2017 Writers Guild Awards, of which I am a proud member, ” said Lewis Black. “Though all honors should go to the reality we have lived through for the past two years and are still living through, as it’s the most profound fiction I’ve ever witnessed.”
This will be the Writers Guild East Awards. The West Coast Awards will be held in Los Angeles and be hosted by Patton Oswalt.
— Writers Guild of America, East / #PROAct (@WGAEast) November 29, 2016
Louis Black’s current live comedy tour aptly titled “F.*.C.K.U” will be heading trough the Western U.S. in December. Fans will be able to see him in San Francisco on 12/2, in Reno, NV on 12/3, in Napa, CA on 12/8, in Monterey, CA on 12/9, and Los Angeles, CA on 12, 10. He will move on to Florida in January.
— Lewis Black (@TheLewisBlack) November 15, 2016
The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media, and broadcast news. The Guilds negotiate and administer contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of their members; conduct programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to writers; and present writers’ views to various bodies of government.
Lewis Black can next be seen in the movie “Imitation Girl, ” due out in 2017.