Lisa Lampanelli

The National Comedy Center presents

Lisa Lampanelli

Sat, August 5, 2017

9:00 pm

The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts

$17.50 - $77.50

Comedy’s “Queen of Mean” comes to Jamestown, NY to perform during the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival! Known for saying things that most people are afraid to think, Lisa Lampanelli, an equal opportunity offender, delivers raunchy, offensive, and gut-busting performances which are wildly popular in theaters across the U.S. and Canada. 

***Please note: Show contains material some may find offensive***

Lisa Lampanelli
Lisa Lampanelli
Lisa Lampanelli is Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean. Heralded as "more than a standup -- a standout,” by comedy legend Jim Carrey, Lampanelli is a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker, and a vial of estrogen. She has won accolades from The King of All Media Howard Stern, who called her "a true original and a brilliant comedy mind who'll steal the show every time." Known for saying things that most people are afraid to think, Lisa Lampanelli's raunchy, gut-busting performances are wildly popular at theaters across the U.S. and Canada. This equal opportunity offender is a regular on late night television, and a frequent guest and guest host on Howard Stern's Sirius XM satellite radio shows.

Lisa’s fifth stand-up special, Back to the Drawing Board, once again proved this insult comic is new, improved, and funnier than ever. The special premiered in 2015 on EPIX and was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for “Best Comedy Album.” Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean not only has a radically different look after having lost 100 pounds and getting a funky new haircut, she's gotten a divorce and has re-started her life as a 53-year-old single "girl." Lisa combines deeply personal bits about her recent life challenges with her trademark audience insults, and the result is a hilarious, insightful blend that is her most revealing, clever, and hysterical stand-up special yet!

Lampanelli is also a playwright and stage actress. She parlayed her love of Broadway into her own stage show, Stuffed. Stuffed begins performances on October 5, 2017 in a new production at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street), following a limited NYC run last fall at WP Theater. Stuffed is directed by Jackson Gay and stars Lampanelli, with additional cast and creative team to be announced.

The four characters in Stuffed are a lifelong dieter, a bulimic, a confident overweight gal, and a permanent size-zero. The play features Lampanelli’s famously irreverent voice, signature wit, and an extra-large scoop of razor-sharp insight into the crazy-making world of our relationships with food.  With Lisa onstage, alongside a talented cast, STUFFED doesn't shy away from tough questions like: Is eating an ice cream sandwich in the shower as emotionally fulfilling as it sounds? When it comes to jeans, what's better -- muffin top or camel toe? And, if Oprah, the most powerful person in the world, can't conquer her food issues, what can the rest of us do but laugh as we try? Tickets for the show are on sale now.

Lisa became a household name when she joined 17 other celebrities on the fifth season of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” hosted by the now current president Donald Trump. The fifth installment of the show, with the largest-ever lineup of famous faces competing for charities of their choice, was a ratings bonanza for NBC. As a final four contestant, Lisa raised well over $100,000 for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. She is currently starring as a series regular on Bounty Hunters, CMT's first-ever animated show.

Lampanelli joined the ranks of comedy greats with her 2009 HBO comedy special, "Long Live the Queen,” and that same year, released her first autobiography, Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks. As a writer, Lisa was a monthly writer for the Women column in Playboy Magazine. Her first Greatest Hits album was released earlier this year.

Lisa's rise to the top of the comedy food chain began in 2002 when she was the only female comedian invited to skewer Chevy Chase on the NY Friars Club Roast. She soon became known as the “Queen of the Roast”, going on to skewer such names as Pamela Anderson, Jeff Foxworthy, William Shatner, Flava Flav, David Hasselhoff and most recently, Donald Trump. Because of her success as a roaster, in 2009 Lisa was asked to be Roastmaster for the highly rated Comedy Central roast of friend and fellow comic, Larry the Cable Guy.

One of the few white comedians to perform on BET's "Comic View," and the “Wendy William Show,” Lisa has clearly cemented her huge crossover appeal. Lisa went on to appear on Comedy Central's "Last Laugh 2005" and her one-hour special that year, "Take It Like a Man," was a hit with the comedy network yet again. The CD and the DVD of the same name hit #6 on the comedy charts. Then, in January 2007, Lisa's second one-hour special, "Dirty Girl," debuted on Comedy Central and Warner Bros. Records, and reached #4 on the charts. Soon thereafter, "Dirty Girl" was nominated for a Grammy Award for 2007's Best Comedy Album of the Year.

On the feature film side, Lisa appeared in the David Chase-directed feature film, Not Fade Away. She also appeared in "Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector" and had a featured role in "Delta Farce," opposite Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy, and D.J. Quall. She also starred in the feature film, "The Aristocrats" and played a more maternal version of herself in the Owen Wilson vehicle, "Drillbit Taylor."

She currently resides in New York.

For more information about Lisa Lampanelli, visit www.insultcomic.com.
Venue Information:
The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts
116 E 3rd St.
Jamestown, NY, 14701
http://reglenna.com/