with Jordan Carlos, Mitra Jouhari, Joe Zimmerman, Stine An, Dash Turner & Jessica Steans-Gail
Thu February 22nd, 2018
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 8:00PM
Day of Show: $3 cover at the door
This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.
Runnin’ on Empty with Yotam & Lisa
Runnin’ on Empty is a monthly stand-up show with nothing to lose! The show features a mix of pros and up-and-comers, from people who last performed on Conan to people who last performed to three tumbleweeds. To be fair, those tumbleweeds hadn’t laughed that hard in years. Join us at the show critics are calling “Best comedy in the city, I am so proud” (Lisa’s Mom) and “My baby is going to Hollywood!” (Yotam’s Mom).
Hosts/soul-siblings Yotam Tubul and Lisa Franklin first met in a college stand-up group, where Yotam told Lisa “I think your joke is more cute than funny,” and she replied “You’re probably right.” Since then, they’ve been thick as thieves.
Jordan Carlos wrote for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and appears on MTV’s Guy Code, Girl Code, and Guy Court. Jordan’s other credits include Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” The Colbert Report, Nurse Jackie, and Broad City. CollegeHumor’s go-to Obama, Jordan can also be counted on for a presidential impression with over a million YouTube clicks and counting. Jordan’s comedy album “The Blackest” is available on Amazon.
Mitra Jouhari is a writer/comedian who lives in Brooklyn. She has written for “Miracle Workers” on TBS, “The President Show” on Comedy Central, and prior to that was a staffer at “Full Frontal w/ Samantha Bee”. TV/Film Credits include: “The Big Sick”, “Broad City”, “Friends From College”, “Full Frontal”, as well as videos for the New Yorker, IFC, Comedy Central, Above Average, Refinery29’s RIOT, and more. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, Reductress, Flaunt Magazine, Reality Beach, Splitsider, and Rookie. She is a member of the sketch groups Three Busy Debras and $700 Rules, and hosts a monthly variety show at Union Hall called “It’s A Guy Thing”. She is from Ohio which is why she is nice.
Since moving to New York in 2012, Joe has landed TV appearances on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (2017), Conan on TBS (2015), John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central (2013), The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2013), NBC’s Last Comic Standing (2014), Nickelodeon (2013), and his own Comedy Central Half Hour Special (2014). He recorded his debut album “Smiling at Wolves” in 2014, which reached #2 on the iTunes charts. Buzzfeed has called him a “Comedian you should be paying attention to,” while Paste Magazine featured him as one of “10 Great Comics from the South.”
Stine is a Boston-based comic who delights audiences with her charming deadpan delivery and dark wit. She tells pithy, absurdist jokes on the human condition to offer equal parts laughter and enlightenment. With winsome understatement, Stine ropes audiences into her unique frame of mind where a tragicomic zeitgeist prevails and people know what tragicomic zeitgeist means. Sometimes, Stine plays songs on the ukulele. Originally hailing from Duluth, GA (a.k.a the Koreatown of the South), Stine has performed nationally at colleges, comedy clubs, and comedy festivals including the Boston Comedy Festival, All Jane Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, the Laugh Riot Grrrl L.A. Comedy Festival, the Boston Comedy Arts Festival, the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, and the Decatur Arts Festival. She was the 2013 April Comic-in-Residence at The Comedy Studio.
Dash Turner is a Native American writer and performer based in Brooklyn, NY. He writes for the BoogieManja sketch team Mom’s Night Out, which performs monthly at the PIT. He also hosts White-Out, an all-POC improv show in Brooklyn. Dash is a proud member of the Yurok Tribe, from Northern California. The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has been following him for over 10 years.
Jessica is a Chicago native currently based in New York. She has performed at the Brit Pack with Runnin’ On Empty, in various standup/sketch shows pro bono, and formerly worked at the Chicago-based stand-up show, Atomic Comic. She now works for the musical, Hamilton.