Comedy fans and irritable people alike will be doubled over in laughter when Grammy-award-winning stand-up Lewis Black brings his pointed brand of comedy to Richmond. Black is best known for offering up profanity-filled commentary on the absurdities of life, politics, history and society as he travels all over the world — performing nearly 200 nights of the year — from Europe to New Zealand to New York City, selling out eight shows on Broadway. His latest tour, “The Rant Is Due,” stops at the Carpenter Theatre at 8 p.m. on Nov. 20. $37. 592-3400 or richmondcenterstage.com.