Lewis Black on Vince Gill, playwriting, and living a creative life.

Lewis Black on “Learning From the Trauma” 

Lewis Black on “Learning From the Trauma” 

Risks and rewards of the creative life.
June 16 2015 11:43 AM

Lewis Black on Creating Bits and Writing Plays

The comedian and author talks about building a career by “learning from the trauma.”

Lewis Black
Lewis Black.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Clay McBride courtesy Lewis Black.

Listen to this episode of The Moment with guest Lewis Black:

This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Lewis Black. The comedian and author discusses how he develops material, his career as a playwright, and his future with The Daily Show. Brian recalls the night he saw Lewis at the Beacon Theatre and watched his bit about Vince Gill and Amy Grant. And to top it all off, Lewis gives us a few thoughts on religion and the time he once had faith.


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Brian Koppelman is a filmmaker (Rounders, Solitary Man), essayist, and podcaster. His latest project is the upcoming Showtime series Billions.