Comedian Lewis Black is pissed off. He's mad at close-minded zealots, pandering politicians, money-grubbing tycoons and, in general, stupid people. And God bless him for the bile that's settled in his heart. America's in the shitter right now. As a result, we need a rabble -- rousing satirist such as Black to remind us that the powers that be are, for the most part, idiots -- and keep us laughing all the way to the voting booths. $45.50-$65.50. 8 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.