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Lewis Black Dances Around Sandusky Issue

by on March 30, 2012 6:35 AM

If you had hoped to be Jesus Christ's first friend on Facebook, if and when, he comes back and makes one, comedian Lewis Black has news for you.

"Forget about it, he said. "The Jew boy's online."

The stand-up comedian known for his angry ranting, crazy-man style entertained a packed house at the Eisenhower Auditorium on Thursday night for an hour and a half as part of his "In God We Rust" tour.

The show, sponsored by the Penn State Student Programming Association through UPAC, lasted two hours, with opening act John Bowman opening up the first half hour.

Black and Bowman touched on a variety of subjects, ranging from politics, to history, to travel and technology, and while being offensive is never a concern of Black's, both comedians danced around but never directly mentioned Jerry Sandusky.

"You guys have had a rough year here, and there's nothing I find funny about the stuff that happened here," Bowman said, halfway through his act.

Black took a lighter approach, saying, "You guys have had a rough time here, and then you turn on the TV and are like, well, (expletive)."

Though there were some adults in the audience, Black's message was directed to students in most instances, complaining about the fact that students couldn't live without Facebook and social media, astounded that students had political party alignments at such a young age and that what students call multi-tasking is really ADD.

"Students always say their multi-tasking. Well, that's bullshit," he said. "It's not called multi-tasking, it's called ADD, and you all (expletive) have it!" Black said, screaming all the while.

In between, he took shots at Kim Kardashian, numerous Republican presidential candidates and those who refuse to accept global warming and the legalization of marijuana, among other political topics.

But in the end, his message to students was clear, and again danced around the Sandusky topic.

"These years are for you to decide what you want to do, and don't let anyone tell you that you have to think about this or do that," Black said.

"Not even your parents. I don't care if they are helping you out financially or want you to be what they are, it was their damn fault for giving you the loan anyways."

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Greg Pickel writes for and Onward State. He's on Twitter as @GregPickel.
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