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Rules of Enragement

Lewis BlackAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 23, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 2003
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Comedy Central
  • ASIN: B0000C0FJF
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,799 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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As "America's Foremost Commentator On Everything", Lewis Black is a weekly political commentator on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart", he has starred in two half hour comedy specials for the network, and has made appearances on "Caroline's Comedy Hour", "Evening At The Improv", "The A-List", "Comic Cabana", "Make Me Laugh", and much more, and he can be seen regularly on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien". He received the "Best Male Stand Up" award at The American Comedy Awards in 2001. This CD will be released concurrently with a DVD of Black's Comedy Central appearances.

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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a Republican, and even I love this guy!! December 27, 2003
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There's a definite Catch-22 with reviewing comedians who tend to slant towards the left. As soon as anyone says a leftist comedian isn't funny, they are labeled "right-wing fanatics" and "hatemongers"! I was recently attacked when I gave David Cross's CD a negative review, when my review had nothing to do with his George W. Bush bashing, but rather because he wasn't funny. If a comedian does political humor, I don't care if I agree with him or not, all I ask is for it to be funny! Fortunately for all the liberals out there, Lewis Black manages to express his leftist views in an extremely funny, yet thought-provoking way.
This isn't Lewis's best album (The End Of The Universe has that honor), but it could be Mr. Black's most topical album to date. Lewis gives his hilarious views on Enron ("if a company can't tell you in one sentence what it supposedly does, it's probably doing something illegal"), Martha Stewart ("when I see God, right before he asks me how I got into Heaven, I'm going to demand He tells me what Martha Stewart is famous for"), Dick Cheney ("I'm not mad that a company Dick Cheney owns signed a multi-million dollar contract for the restoration of Iraq, I'm mad that he didn't at least hide this information. I should have had to search for this information!") and, of course, the war in Iraq ("right after Bush screamed that we're going to war, his people pulled him aside and yelled 'Uh, George, globe... other countries here, you may want to see what they think first"). Lewis Black is easily one of the funniest politically-charged comedians out there.
My only complaint (and it's a small one) is that this album is a little too short. I wish they had given Lewis more time.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nobody Knows Water like Pepsi and Coke!!! February 4, 2004
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Lewis Black is a man who isn't afraid to speak what's on his mind with rage and energy. Sarcastic and straight to the point, he's quickly become a new favorite of mine. "Rules of Enragement" is wildly humorous album that tackles the issues that other people may be afraid to talk about.
With this most recent album from Black, he talks about some of the most recent issues (since his material is always topical). He rants on winters and health, as well as greedy "big business" criminals and the war in Iraq. He condemns health clubs and everything they stand for. He comments on the state of "Homeland Security," and recalls the time when we were told that duct tape would keep us safe from chemical attacks. The man knows no limits and isn't afraid to give you his opinion.
It's really great to finally hear an "uncensored" performance from him, as the only performances I had seen were the ones on Comedy Central. He's given enough time to build up his act in a nice pace and then is able to come out swinging in full force when the time is right. It's a shame that you can't actually see him do the performance, but listening to the album gives you a pretty good idea of what kind of facial expressions he's making when he talks about things the baffle or disgust him. One of his best qualities is that he goes after EVERYONE when it comes to politics. He doesn't just go after one side or the other. He will put down ANYONE who deserves it, despite political parties.
Not since Bill Hicks or George Carlin have I heard somebody who can do some of the funniest topical material. It's great to hear the tough issues that are going on in the world today being discussed in a funny and enlightening way.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lewis strikes again! October 13, 2003
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If there's one thing for certain in this world of ours, it's that we're all stupid idiots with no common sense... at least that's what we'd think if we listened to what Mr. Black has to say. He's always quick to put everyone down and yet somehow, we laugh. And that's where Lewis Black's genius lies.
This being his 3rd CD, Lewis Black continues his rampage on the world with this excellent follow up to "The White Album" and "The End Of The Universe". As usual, he starts off with a rant on where he is performing (in this case, Minnesota) and how stupid the area is. He then continues with his trademark rants on the government like only he can. This is the same formula he used in his previous CDs and it's just as good as before, if not better.
Although it's usually better to actually see Lewis due to his hilarous body language, you still find this CD more than enjoyable. This is constantly in my CD player and even after a half dozen times listening to it whole way through, it's still as fresh and hilarious as ever.
Definately recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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There is a big difference between a funny comedian and a brilliant comedian. Lewis Black is pure comic genius. Original material, a unique but hilarious delivery, and a universally cynical twist all come together to form one of the best acts around. Many people know him for his weekly commentary on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" but that is just the tip of the iceberg.
In his latest effort, Black touches on some of the biggest issues around in classic Lew form: Iraq, corporate fraud, Martha Stewart, and even everyday topics like health clubs and the weather. While some see his political humor as partisan, I don't see it that way at all. Lewis attacks everyone equally, republican, democrat, or other. All the man asks for is some common sense!
True comic genius is found when you can't find another comic to compare them to, and that is precisely what the comedy world has in Lewis Black.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FUNNY!!!
This cd is great! I laughed throughout the entire thing and still keep laughing every time I listen to it!
Published 20 months ago by Mark Russell
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Album
I am a fan of Lewis Black. Even though I don't agree with his politics and all the comments he makes, he is an excellent comedian and this is a great album.
Published on October 10, 2011 by DeeWhit
4.0 out of 5 stars Lewis Black - Rules of Enragement
Product arrived in a timely manner and was accurately described. Great packaging and ship time. CD skips, but I did not contact seller about it.... Read more
Published on April 5, 2011 by Darlene Passmorearmst
4.0 out of 5 stars Where Lewis becomes more political
Lewis Black's third album, Rules of Enragement, is his first release where his material really became more political. Read more
Published on February 26, 2008 by John Alapick
1.0 out of 5 stars Not that funny and way too much profanity
Let me start by saying this: I am a fan of Lewis Black. I enjoy his Daily Show appearances and I also like his "Comedy Central Presents" specials. Read more
Published on August 7, 2007 by M. Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars Lewis Black does not disappoint.
This man is a very funny topical comedian known for his ranting. Though this is not his best work I am glad I have it.
Published on January 9, 2007 by David Alterman
4.0 out of 5 stars Another from the Comical Mind of Lewis Black
This is an excellent CD, the only issue I have with it is that most of the material here can be heard and seen on his DVD Black on Broadway. Read more
Published on February 3, 2006 by Gunther Haagendazs
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Hilarious!!!
Some people may not like to listen to him because he criticizes Republicans so much. I'm Republican but I just think it's extremely funny. Read more
Published on November 16, 2005 by A. Walker
2.0 out of 5 stars Lewis gets worse and worse...
Black's first CD, "The White Album" (is it a law that people with the last name of Black or White have to name their album that? Read more
Published on August 12, 2005 by Derek S. Bland
2.0 out of 5 stars I can justify two Starbucks next 2 each other more than this
Lewis Black needs to write better material, and somewhat reinvent himself. I like it when he gets really angry, but only when it makes sense for him to do so. Read more
Published on August 14, 2004 by Kayeos
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