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Q&A Lewis Black
Richard Deitsch
February 13, 2006
The comedian's album Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues is nominated for the Best Comedy Album Grammy
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February 13, 2006

Q&a Lewis Black

The comedian's album Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues is nominated for the Best Comedy Album Grammy

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SI: Yale has given us John Kerry, George W. Bush and Lewis Black, but no No. 1 NFL picks. What does that say about Yale?

Black: It surprises me. With Kerry, Bush and myself, one would think that we're not that bright a school and we should pick up somebody who could play the sport.

SI: You once said that food, golf and sex make you feel all warm and fuzzy. In what order?

Black: Sex, first. But if I could actually make a par in golf, then golf would go way ahead of sex.

SI: Why do you hate fantasy football?

Black: I played fantasy baseball, and it destroyed all my feelings for baseball. It becomes not about anything except who you pick. It's just insane for somebody to sit there and scream for Peyton Manning on one side and Curtis Martin on the other.

SI: You achieved big success later in life. Do you compare your career to any athlete's?

Black: Satchel Paige [laughs]. I think he broke into the majors at the same age I broke into my celebrity. We were both in our 50s.

SI: You did some commentaries on HBO's Inside the NFL. How did those go over?

Black: We only did five of them last year, which is good. Costas might be the only one who understood what we were talking about. The expression sometimes on Marino's face when I'm finished was like, "Wow."

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