Watch: Comedian Lewis Black Hilariously Tears Apart Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’

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Lewis Black is one of the funniest comedians working today, and as part of a recent show of his, he not only walked out to a Metallica song, he also referenced it in a joke.

In Black’s new comedy special “Tragically, I Need You,” the comedian kicks things off by playing Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” for his audience. The crowd cheers as he takes to the stage, but the comedian thinks the audience is a tad too excited.

Black then goes on to jokingly poke fun at the crowd’s cheer, speaking to how a song like Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” sets a high bar of sorts for what is to come.

Playfully referring to the Metallica song, Black says (as transcribed by Loudwire):

“I think that music, I mean it’s great, but it’s over the top. It creates an expectation in this room. You hear this and you get fucking pumped and you think, ‘What’s gonna come out?’ Jugglers and sword swallowers and fire eaters and gymnasts and fucking wild animals even, jaguars and tigers and … and then just one aging Jew wanders on the stage.”

You can watch the entirety of Lewis Black’s comedy special Tragically, I Need You via the YouTube player below.

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Upcoming Metallica tour dates in 2023:

  • August 4th and 6th – East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium
    August 11th and 13th – Montreal, Canada – Stade Olympique
    August 18th and 20th – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
    August 25th and 27th – Los Angeles, CA – SOFI Stadium
    September 1st and 3rd – Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium
    November 3rd and 5th – St. Louis, MO – The Dome (At America’s Center)
    November 10th and 12th – Detroit, MI – Ford Field

Upcoming Metallica tour dates in 2024:

  • August 2nd and 4th – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
    August 9th and 11th – Chicago, IL – Solider Field
    August 16th and 18th – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium
    August 23rd and 25th – Edmonton, Canada – Commonwealth Stadium
    August 30th and September 1st – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field