Comedian Lewis Black has emceed the USO Gala, gone on two USO tours, and is getting ready to embark on a third, but as he reveals in his new book “I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas,” it wasn’t an easy decision at first.
Although Black has long been a supporter of the troops, he recently told NPR's Neal Conan “that he was "stunned” to hear from the USO. 'Have these people seen my act? Do they have any idea what they’re getting?’ he says.“
The tours changed his life, however, and he explained that - even after a grueling schedule and sandstorms - "the audience of servicemen and servicewomen made it all worthwhile.”
Click here to listen to the full interview and keep an eye out for more on Black’s 2010 USO tour!
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