Lewis Black Brings RUNNING ON EMPTY to Philadelphia in February
Tickets are available for purchase at kimmelcenter.org, 215-893-1999, or at the Kimmel Center box office located on Broad and Spruce streets, Philadelphia, Pa. (open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., later on performance evenings). Ticket prices vary from $39.50 to $65, plus applicable service charges.
Grammy Award winning stand-up comedian Lewis Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sell out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and The United States. He is one of few performers to sell out multiple renowned theatres including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center and the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas and most recently a sold out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City.
His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.
Lewis Black came into national prominence with his appearances on The Daily Show in 1996. His appearances on THE DAILY SHOW led to comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Epix. In 2001, he won the Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards. He has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 Grammy-Award winning "The Carnegie Hall Performance." Lewis Black won his second Grammy Award for his album "Stark Raving Black." Lewis has published three best selling books, Nothing’s Sacred (Simon and Schuster, 2005), Me of Little Faith (RiverheadBooks 2008) and I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas (Riverhead Books 2010). All were well received by both critics and fans.