Some comics quip. Others whine. But Lewis Black’s métier is the rhapsodic rant. On his regular “Daily Show” appearances, he tugs on his tie and channels both Rodney Dangerfield and mad-as-hell Howard Beale, building from sugary sarcasm to a climactic, blood-vessel burst of rage that out-Richters many earthquakes. A regular when Summerfest did stand-up, he’s in the big house this time, where his gleeful tirades won’t get swallowed up by competing weather systems and stages.
Lewis Black (Sept. 14). Riverside Theater. 116 W. Wisconsin Ave., 414-286-3663, riversidetheater.org.