Black New Year


Lewis Black knows how to make a point, especially with his finger. In fact, his finger-jabbing is legendary, a trademark of his razor-sharp rants criticizing Democrats just as liberally as Republicans. Black remarks on the madness of American society with a caustic flair surpassed only by comics like Bill Hicks and George Carlin. His absolute outrage, his generous use of the word "fuck," and his mockery of anything from the Iraq War to Janet Jackson's boob are only a few of the reasons you should spend the last night of 2005 in his company. Sat., Dec. 31, 7:30 and 10 p.m., The Tampa Improv, 1600 E. Eighth Ave., Ybor City, $70 (the early show includes a dinner buffet; the later show includes light snacks, a glass of champagne, party favors, and the Times Square Ball Drop on the Improv's big screen), 813-864-4000,

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