Lewis Black will be performing “Running on Empty,” his stand-up act, at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway from October 9 to October 20, 2012
not coincidentally right before the 2012 Presidential election.
At the same time, as I discovered when talking to him for Playbill magazine, a play he has written, One Slight Hitch, starring Mark-Linn Baker, will also be running in October, at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ, a one-hour train trip away
For 20 years, Black was primarily a playwright – he attended the Yale School of Drama, wrote some 40 plays. For the past 20 years, he has focused on being a stand-up.
My article in Playbill explores his feelings about his dual careers. The video on this page also talks about what he thinks of the presidential candidates, whether he’s excited to be on Broadway, why he played Mitt Romney’s dog, his influences as a stand-up – one of them being Meryl Streep.
Playbill article: Something to Shout About: Comedian Lewis Black Is Back On Broadway