LAS VEGAS, Sept. 23 /TMRZoo.com/ — YouTube. Dick Cheney. What do they have in common? They all make Lewis Black’s blood boil. Check out the abrasive comedian as he takes on pop culture in an open debate setting. A rotating group of comedians take the stage and argue who or what is most evil with Black making the final decision. Released via COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, “Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil: Uncensored” DVD arrives in stores nationwide on Tuesday, September 30 and will also be available at www.shop.comedycentral.com .
“Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil: Uncensored” DVD is a two-disc set featuring all eight uncensored episodes and includes the following bonus materials: post-ruling interviews with Black and the “lawyers,” “Your Day in Court,” tips from Judge Black, “Meet the Lawyers,” behind-the-scenes with Judge Black.
The series is created and executive produced by Scott Carter (“Politically Incorrect,” “Real Time with Bill Maher”) and David Sacks (“The Simpsons,” “Malcolm in the Middle”) and features the following: a fiery monologue by Black introducing the topics; “Opening Statements” – the first opportunity comedians have to state their case; “Debate” – the comedians provide verbal and video evidence to bolster their case and try to debunk each other’s theories; “Inquisition” – Black grills the comedians; “Ripple of Evil” – comedians predict the dire consequences that will ensue if their evil is left unchecked; “Closing Statements” – comedians hit their message home; “Final Verdict” – Black renders his decision.
Comedians serving as advocates on the show include Andrew Daly (“MADtv”), Greg Giraldo (“COMEDY CENTRAL Roasts”) Andy Kindler (“Late Show with David Letterman”), Kathleen Madigan (judge on last season’s “Last Comic Standing”), Patton Oswalt (“Ratatouille,” “King of Queens”) and Paul F. Tompkins (“Mr. Show with Bob and David”).
Evil episodes from the first season include: Oprah (Tompkins) vs. Catholic Church (Giraldo); Donald Trump (Kindler) vs. Viagra (Giraldo); Paris Hilton (Giraldo) vs. Dick Cheney (Oswalt); Beer (Daly) vs. Weed (Tompkins); YouTube (Oswalt) vs. Porn (Giraldo); Kim Jong Il (Madigan) vs. Tila Tequila (Giraldo); “American Idol” (Kindler) vs. High School (Oswalt); and Las Vegas (Daly) vs. The Human Body (Oswalt).