Grammy Award-winning comedian Lewis Black rants on the excessive news coverage of Michael Jackson's death. "If they had devoted half the time, all 24-hour news cycles, to any problem that we have as a nation, we could have solved it."
Comedian Lewis Black discusses his latest book Me Of Little Faith with Bob Schieffer as part of the Aspen Ideas Festival 2009. - Aspen Institute
Lewis Black is a stand-up comedian, actor, playwright, and author. He performs over 200 nights a year and is one of only a few performers to sell out theaters like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the MGM Grand.
Black is regularly featured on "The Daily Show" and has worked on numerous TV shows and projects for Comedy Central. He has made seven comedy albums, including The Carnegie Hall Performance, which won the 2007 Grammy for Best Comedy Album.
Black has also taped two HBO specials, including "Red, White and Screwed," and has written two books; his most recent is Me of Little Faith (Riverhead Books, 2008). Additionally, Black has penned over 40 plays, mentors at the 52nd Street Project, created the Carolina Comedy Festival, and has toured with the USO.