Grammy Award winning Political comedian Lewis Black is currently on tour spreading his version of the political hoopla known as business as usual in Washington DC. In October, Black will not have to travel far to reach the venue for his New York stop of the “Running on Empty” tour when Manhattan resident Lewis Black brings his unique form of comedy to Broadway when he plays the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
“I’m too tired to go anywhere else. These guys are exhausting me. Democrats. Republicans. The Tea Party. Just shut up. Enough is enough,” said Black.
Born Lewis Niles Black to a Jewish family in Silver Spring, Maryland; Black was destined to be involved in politics in some fashion. Black grew up learning the value of education and questioning authority; two things he has put to use questioning the comings and goings of Washington elite.
Know best for his appearances on “The Daily Show” and one man shows, Black has also made a number of television appearances including his 1986 debut as Paul in “Hannah and Her Sisters”, Bernie in “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd”, an episode of “Law & Order”, “Homicide: Life on the Street”, “Mad About You”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Duck Dodgers”, “The Shield”, “The Big Bang Theory”, Dale on “The Penguins of Madagascar”, and 13 episodes of “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”. He is also a playwright with over 40 plays to his credit and has authored three books.
When he isn’t on one of his 200 shows per year, Lewis Black is deeply devoted to fundraising causes and enjoys playing golf; although he admits golf does not like him.
Lewis Black’s “Running on Empty” tour dates…
Aug. 2 at the Grand Events Center in Deadwood, SD
Aug. 3 at the Alberta Blair Theater in Billings, MT
Aug. 4 at the Belle Mehus Auditorium in Bismarck, ND
Aug. 15-19 at the City Winery in Chicago, IL
Sept. 7 at Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario
Sept. 8 & 9 at the National Arts Centre Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario
Sept. 14 at the Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, WI
Sept. 15 at the Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, MN
Sept. 16 at the Weidner Center in Green Bay, WI
Sept. 20 at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX
Sept. 21 at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, TX
Sept. 22 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston, TX
Sept. 23 at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre in New Orleans, LA
Sept. 27 & 28 at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC
Oct. 9-14 at the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City
Nov. 9 & 10 at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV
Nov. 16 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, MI
Nov. 29 at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in Highland, CA
Nov. 30 at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, CA
Dec. 1 at the Terrace Theatre in Long Beach, CA