Fans who love the combination of neurotic, twitchy, angry humor and theatre…your day of salvation has arrived.
Lewis Black is returning to Broadway with a new show called “Running on Empty.” As you might expect from the hot-tempered and wonderfully witty comedian, the show will be political in nature, just in time for the upcoming presidential elections. “Running on Empty,” already on tour in other U.S. cities, will be at the Richard Rogers Theatre October 9-14.
"Why Broadway?" Black asks in a statement. "It's close to my apartment, just blocks away and frankly I'm too tired to go anywhere else. These guys are exhausting me. Democrats. Republicans. The Tea Party. Just shut up. Enough is enough."
It won’t be the first time the Silver Spring, MD-born Black has been under Broadway’s bright lights; his 2004 show "Black on Broadway" made it to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and also was broadcast on HBO.
Black has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 Grammy-Award winning "The Carnegie Hall Performance." More recently, he’s made appearances on “The Daily Show” lately, but has otherwise been relatively quiet on the national scene.
We’re happy that’s about the change, even if we feel like we’re watching a man experience an epileptic seizure every time Black performs. Tickets for “Running on Empty” go on sale August 6.
J-Connection: Lewis Black is Jewish and grew up in Silver Spring, MD