Lewis Black talks Bernie Sanders, Woody Allen, 'Inside Out' and more
An angry, righteous ranter running for president? Oh, you bet Lewis Black is excited about Bernie Sanders.
"I'm thrilled that a socialist is running for office in my lifetime," Black said in a recent phone interview. "I've never had a candidate, so to me, that's huge.
"One thing I've learned as I've grown older is nothing happens quickly in this country. The only thing that happens quickly is stupidity — that seems to pop up fast on any given day. It's part of the political process. At least it's out there now and the kids actually seem to be paying attention to him. That's what freaks a lot of these guys out. They've basically turned (socialism) into a dirty word and that's happened over the course of my lifetime. When I was a kid … they were seen as eccentric, now it's like some sort of evil empire. It's not communism."
Black performs at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on Saturday. The show is sold out, but click here for details.
For more of Jimmy Geurts' interview with Lewis Black, click here.