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Press Release for Friday, February 13, 2015

Comedian-Author Lewis Black Brings ‘The Rant’ to UNF

Jessica Scott, Public Relations Specialist

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2192


               The University of North Florida Fine Arts Center will host comedian Lewis Black in the only Jacksonville stop on his national tour, “The Rant Is Due: Part Deux,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the Lazzara Performance Hall, Fine Arts Center, Building 45.



            Black, most notably of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” is a popular author and actor and engages in live performances to “provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience,” according to his biography. He makes compelling points about the absurdity of the world, including current events, social media and politics. Known as the “King of the Rant,” Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin.


“We are thrilled to host Black in the Lazarra Performance Hall’s return to professional performances,” said Nicole Atkinson, UNF Fine Arts Center associate director. “His political insight and commentary will appeal to the campus and wider Jacksonville community.”


            Tickets are available at the UNF Box Office and online , including specially priced tickets for students. Faculty and staff receive a 10-percent discount on regular ticket prices with a valid Osprey1Card. For more information, contact the UNF Ticket Box Office at (904) 620-2878 or .


The UNF Fine Arts Center enhances the academic programs on campus and complements the cultural offerings within Jacksonville by hosting an eclectic mix of world-class performers, entertainers, ethnic music and dance, cutting-edge performances and children’s programming. It is a vibrant community of artists, students and audiences with events spanning all performing arts disciplines, workshops, lectures, corporate training seminars, social events and receptions.


UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.