h/t Der Fersko
Lewis Black is the world's greatest 5-minute comedian. His hour-long specials are like 12 five-minute bits. This is far from his funniest bit (it's merely very funny as opposed to soil yourself funny) but nobody not named Stewart or Carlin has ever gotten more mileage out of America's misery. Jon Stewart was exactly the backing Lewis Black needed to succeed - a comedian as brilliant as he was but not a tenth as outrageous. All Stewart has to do is stand back and let Lewis Black do his thing and he can pull laughs out of America's most depressing phenomena with a devastation that makes Stewart look like a lightweight...for five minutes....and then Black can get tiresome.