Lewis’ live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don’t have to. A passionate performer who is more a mad optimist than a mean-spirited curmudgeon, he has perfected expressing what the rest of us cannot say in polite company. 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. It is no wonder he has been compared to Mort Sahl, Lenny Bruce, and Bill Hicks.