Venue: The Pearl
4321 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: January 18, 2014
Show Times: 8pm
Age Restriction: 5
Starting at $57.75
The "queen of mean" returns to Las Vegas, bringing her brand of racially-charged insult comedy to the Vegas stage.
Lisa Lampanelli began her career as a journalist working for "Popular Mechanics," "Rolling Stone" and "Spy" magazines. But she left the world of journalism for stand-up in the 1990s.
In a few short years she managed to conquer 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 TMZ gossip website reported that censors for the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav cut a Lampanelli joke.
In 2012, Lampanelli's abrasive style let to conflict with fellow contestants Arsenio Hall, Lou Ferrigno and Dayana Mendoza on The Celebrity Apprentice 5. Despite this conflict, Lampanelli made it to the final four and raised $130,000 for Gay Men's Health Crisis.