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.
special guest Emmy Blotnick
Emmy Blotnick is a comedian and writer based in New York. Her half hour standup special will air on Comedy Central later this year. Currently she is Head Writer/Co-Executive Producer of The President Show on Comedy Central. Previously, Emmy wrote for The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, Comedy Central’s @midnight with Chris Hardwick, TruTV’s Billy On The Street, MTV’s Nikki & Sara Live, Vh1’s Best Week Ever and others. As a performer, Emmy was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch and Time Out New York’s Women of Comedy. She has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, @midnight and in the Comedy Central web series New Timers. Emmy is originally from Boston, but regretfully has no accent or bar-fighting experience.
Josh Sharp is a stand-up, sketch comedian, and former correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.” He was included on Vulture’s 2015 “Comics You Should Know” and was named a “Comic to Watch” by TimeOut NY. He was featured in NYCF’s “Best of Sketch” in 2013, 2014 and 2015. His web series, “How Shit Works”, is available on IFC.com.
Lauren Ireland is a comedic filmmaker based in New York. She produces, directs, writes and acts in videos for Elite Daily, directs for Above Average, and acts in sketches by Paul Gale Comedy. Previously, she was a writer and performer in Garlic Jackson, a director and actor in Pop Roulette, and a writer and actor in Fonda.
Mark Valdez is a fresh-faced comedian based in New York. He has performed at the Brit Pack with Runnin’ on Empty, indie shows in seemingly vacated apartments, and the Brown University Comedy Conference. You can follow him on Twitter for his 140 character musings about being gay and single – but are really mostly about Hamilton.