Comic Lewis Black says: “Because the fun never stops.” That will hold true when the Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian brings his 'The Rant is Due Tour' to the Maine State Pier in Portland on Saturday, August 1, as part of the Machias Savings Bank Concert Series.

Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. He is one of a few performers to sell out multiple renowned theatres including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas and most recently a sold out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in NYC.

His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment. He is a passionate performer who is a more ticked-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

Tickets are on sale, Friday, May 1st at 10:00 am. General admission and reserved seating ticket prices are $19.75 to $55.75. Tickets available via or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.