Did you get to see the character beforehand? And seeing the character, did that help you get a little bit more in terms of how you were going to play him?
LB: In part, yes. And, in part it made me really comfortable because it was like me all squished up. I could see myself in it.
You and a guest will receive two tickets to Lewis Black's fall comedy tour, The Rant Is Due, at a location of your choice! After the show, you will also be treated to an exclusive meet and greet with Lewis! Proceeds benefit You Gotta Believe, a NYC Metro organization that exclusively focuses on finding permanent families for young adults, teens, and pre-teens in foster care.
You've worked on kids' movies and shows before. Does that surprise you?
LB - "Yes! It does surprise me. But the nice thing is that I don't have children of my own, and my dream has always been to screw up other people's kids."
Black will portray Ezra Merkin, who, after investing with Madoff and receiving great returns, brought many famous and well-to-do Jewish clients, including Elie Weisel and The Hadassah Organization, to Bernie’s fold.
Black joins a cast that includes Richard Dreyfuss, Blythe Danner, Frank Whaley, Erin Cummings and Tom Lipinski.