Venue: Sands Showroom
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: May 28, 2016
Show Times: 9:30pm
Age Restriction: 16
Show Length: 90 minutes
Starting at $49.50
If you can't take a joke, this show may not be for you. Known as "the Queen of Mean," the hilarious Lisa Lampanelli will be returning to Las Vegas to perform three shows in the "Lipshtick Comedy Series" at The Venetian this spring and summer.
Just a few years after she left her job working a journalist for "Popular Mechanics," "Rolling Stone" and "Spy" magazines in the '90s, Lampanelli plunged into stand-up comedy and conquered the club scenes in both New York and Los Angeles. In 2002 she got her big break at the New York Friars' Club roast of Chevy Chase where she was the only female comedian invited to participate. Her sarcastic humor and brazen remarks, similar to famous comedian Don Rickles and TV character Archie Bunker, set her apart from other female comedians. Howard Stern has praised her as "a REAL funny broad."
Lampanelli has participated in numerous celebrity roasts including Denis Leary, Pamela Anderson, Jeff Foxworthy, William Shatner, Donald Trump and Larry the Cable Guy.
Lampanelli appeared on Comedy Central's "Last Laugh 2005." Her 2006 one-hour special, "Take it Like a Man," also released on DVD and CD, was a huge success with the network and hit No. 6 on the comedy charts. Her second one-hour special, "Dirty Girl," was released in January 2007. These specials were followed up by "Lisa Lampanelli: Long Live the Queen" on HBO in 2009, "Tough Love" on Comedy Central in 2011, and "Bring Back the Fat Chick," her one-woman Broadway show, in 2012.
In 2009, Lampanelli's memoir "Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks" was published. She has also made appearances in such movies as, "Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector," "The Aristocrats," "Delta Farce" and "Drillbit Taylor."
Lampanelli's style of mixing ethnic and racial insults and stereotypes are a primary part of her comedy style and it has occasionally landed her in hot water with fellow performers and networks. In 2007 the TMZ gossip website reported that censors for the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav cut a Lampanelli joke.
With a unique and abrasive style, her fans love to be picked on and she knows how to give her audiences the laughs they are looking for. Don't miss your chance to see this funny woman in action beginning this fall at The Venetian.