Running on Empty Tour
(DETROIT– June 12, 2012) — Prolific funny man, actor, author, and stand-up comedian/ranter Lewis Black will perform at the Fox Theatre as part of his "Running on Empty Tour" on Friday, November 16 at 8 p.m.
Lewis' live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don't have to. 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 in his appearances on The Daily Show in 1996. His appearances on The Daily Show led to four specials on Comedy Central. In 2001, he won the Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards. He has also produced six comedy CD albums, including the 2007 Grammy-Award winning The Carnegie Hall Performance. Lewis Black just won his second Grammy Award with his most recent CD Stark Raving Black for best comedy album. Lewis has also written two best-selling books, Nothing Sacred and Me of Little Faith and his latest is, I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas.
Tickets can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge), at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000.