Lewis Black, long known for his rants and raves (well, mostly rants) on The Daily Show, has been called the angriest man in showbiz. Starting tonight, he'll be the angriest judge ever to rule over a pop culture debate when his new show, Lewis Black's Root of All Evil, premieres on Comedy Central.
The show is part People's Court, part comedy showcase, part Lewis Black monologue. But mostly, it's a place where Black can air his grievances about the things in pop culture that make him want to stab himself in the eye with a burning stick. Each episode pits two of Black's particular peeves against each other, as his funny friends — Patton Oswalt and Paul F. Tompkins among them — make their arguments for which is less despicable. Tonight's first debate is Oprah vs. the Catholic Church; later episodes will feature Kim Jong Il vs. Tila Tequila, Donald Trump vs. Viagra, and American Idol vs. high school.
Politically correct it's not — so if you tend to think Black himself is the root of all evil, this probably won't change your mind. But if you like the way he picks his particular pop culture nits, this just might be a show for you. You can check it out when it premieres tonight at 10:30 p.m. EDT and PDT, or you can check out a preview and a clip from tonight's case if you read more.
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