Lewis Black's Root of All Evil

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Lewis Black's Root of All Evil

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A rotating roster of comedians argue over who or what is the root of all evil in this courtroom parody. Lewis Black of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart presides as judge, and topics debated include such hot issues as 'Paris Hilton vs. Dick Cheney' and 'chick flicks vs. video games' among others.

Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 10/1/2008

Season 2 : Episode 10

Lewis Black

Lewis Black

Host/Himself

Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly

Advocate / Himself

Andy Kindler

Andy Kindler

Advocate / Himself

Greg Giraldo

Greg Giraldo

Advocate / Himself

Kathleen Madigan

Kathleen Madigan

Advocate / Herself

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt

Advocate / Himself

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • "Trial by Black" shows us things aren't so black and white.

    8.5
    ...In fact, he shows us, and quite well I might add, that ALL of life is insane and we may as well laugh about it. If given a choice of laugh or cry about all the issues...and non-issues for that matter...in this crazy world today that drive me insane, I'll choose laugh every time. I may not live longer but I'll certainly live happier.

    The show's unique format makes the comedy "acts" more interesting than the usual stand-up routine by any of the figures on the show at any given time; including Black himself. And apart from Black whom I've always enjoyed, I have really come to appreciate the comedy of Kathleen Madigan as well. Wish she was on "Evil" more often, but we do occasionally see her on "Just for Laughs Festival".moreless
  • On Lewis Black's Root of Al Evil, the title comedian acts as the judge in a mock courtrooom where comedians argue over which person, place or thing is the root of all evil.moreless

    9.2
    When I first heard that Lewis Black was getting his own show, I was disgusted. Now I know many people love Lewis Black, but I personally don't think he's funny at all. Still, I tuned in out of mere curiosity. Now, it's one of my favorite shows currently on television. The format is genius. I still despise Lewis Black, but the great thing about the show is that it gives other comedians a chance to go head to head in an innovative way to make us laugh. The matchups are genius, some of my favorites being Youtube vs. Porn, High School vs. American Idol, and Disney vs. Scientology. And speaking of genius, the comics are top-notch. From the hapless Greg Giraldo to the charming Andrew Daly to the vested Paul F. Tompkins, these comics go to extreme lengths (nice cheer, Patton) to win their cases. Basically, this show is the perfect way to see standup in a different light. And whether you love or hate Lewis Black, you can't deny that he has created a great show.moreless
  • Nothing's funnier than comedians having fun.

    9.0
    You really can tell that Black and his advocates are having the time of their lives doing this show and that they're in their element, and THAT'S what makes this show so great. Everyone on the show oozes talent, and the potential for humor is already sky high. "Paris Hilton vs. Dick Cheney?" Genius!



    Also, like "The Daily Show," when I finish "Root of All Evil" I don't feel like I just finished flushing my time down the drain. It's funny AND intelligent. The few comedies I can tolerate usually leave me with glazed eyes and a trail of drool down my chin, but I emerge from this with a grin on my face, a glint in my eye, and acid on my tongue. What more can you ask for?moreless
  • We all feel a little smarter from watching this.

    8.0
    Every week, Lewis Black and two comedians put two mind-numbing pop culture icons on trial, and each comedian presents their evidence to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that these icons are ruining our culture, and Lewis Black is faced with the task of figuring out which is the most evil.



    This show has massive potential. It is proving points without having to talk down to the viewers, and the debaters use facts, rather than opinion to back their claims. It's also a first in Comedy Central debate shows that they don't have to rely soley on insults and vulgarity to prove their point (I'm looking at you, Colin Quinn). Most of all, Lewis Black may be the host, but he's not hogging the spotlight. I hope Root of All Evil continues for many a year!moreless
  • Lewis Black has his own show where he talks about who the root of all evil is.

    8.3
    This show is quite good I thought it was a bad show at first because I thought it made no sence but I watched more of it and I liked it. I liked the one where they talk about Richard Cheney and Paris Hilton on which one is the root of all evil. I hope this show goes on for long enough since Comedy Central has been going downhill because this is the only good show on since South Park has been going downhill and Futurama was not made by Comedy Central but still a good show. I give this show a 8.3 out of 10 overall.moreless
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    • Is this show over ?
      There hasn't been a new episode in a while so has Comedy Central cancelled the show or is the show on hiatus?
      01/22/10
      3
    • Favorite advocate
      Who is your favorite advocate for the show?My pick: Patton Oswalt
      10/30/08
      13
    • What do you think is more evil? topic
      A game i'm adding. the way it works:I will post two very controversial topics, and the next guy below me will post which he/she t...
      10/21/08
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    • Greg Giraldo won a case!
      After 6 losses, Greg Giraldo finally won a case with Olympic Games vs. Drinking Games. (He was advocating drinking games as the ro...
      10/07/08
      6
    • Puerto Rico?!?!
      In what may be his most controversial ruling yet, on the case of Red States vs. Blue States Lewis Black ruled that Puerto Rico was...
      09/05/08
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    Celebrity & Gossip, pop culture observations, Satire, social commentary, offensive comedy