Stand-up comedian Lewis Black brings his It Gets Better Every Day Tour to TPAC April 17-18

Part of the Nashville Comedy Festival

Tickets on sale Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. at

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian Lewis Black has announced his 2020 tour, It Gets Better Every Day, which will come to Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Polk Theater on April 17-18 as part of the Nashville Comedy Festival.

“When I say, ‘It gets better every day, you might be wondering, is he being facetious?’ Come to the show and find out," Black says. "Or stay home and wallow in your sadness.”

Tickets go on sale on Friday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. at, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St.

Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as a stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs more than 200 nights annually to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. He is one of a few performers to sell out multiple renowned theaters, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas and a sold-out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City.

His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than a mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world. Since 2014, Black has done over 400 live streamed shows called “The Rant is Due” at the end of each of his stand-up performances. Adding his own unique style, Lewis delivers audience written rants which have been submitted by the fans at his show and throughout the world. With so much to get off their chests, people use Lewis’ platform to rant about what’s on their minds.

Black continues as the longest-running contributor to "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central. He has had comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Epix. In 2001, he won Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards. He has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 Grammy Award-winning “The Carnegie Hall Performance." He won his second Grammy Award for his album “Stark Raving Black," and he has published three bestselling books: “Nothing’s Sacred,” “Me of Little Faith” and “I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas.” In 2012, he performed eight sold-out shows and performed his HBO Special “Black on Broadway” at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. In 2015, Black notably voiced the character ‘Anger’ in the Academy Award-winning film from Pixar, “Inside Out."

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If You Go:
Lewis Black: It Gets Better Every Day
April 17-18, 2020
7 p.m.
TPAC’s Polk Theater
505 Deaderick St.


Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is