Lisa Lampanelli to Perform at The Pearl Concert Theater on January 17

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Dubbed by The New York Times as comedy’s “Lovable Queen of Mean,” Grammy-nominated Lisa Lampanelli is set to perform at The Pearl Concert Theater on Saturday, January 17, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.

Lisa Lampanelli is a no-holds-barred insult comic who masterfully works her audience while maintaining an inherent likeability that wins the hearts of her fans. Hailed as a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker and a vial of estrogen, she has even won accolades from The King of All Media, Howard Stern, who describes her as “a real funny broad.” The comic will be shooting a one-hour HBO standup special this November, and also has a pilot deal with HBO for her own sitcom.

Lampanelli’s ability to make people laugh at their own stereotypes and differences helped her conquer the club scenes in both New York City and Los Angeles in a few short years. Her popularity skyrocketed in 2002 when she was the only female comedian invited to skewer Chevy Chase on the NY Friar’s Club Roast on Comedy Central. Since then she has become a staple of the Comedy Central Roasts for her stinging jests towards the guests of honor. Again, she was the only female invited to be part of the enormously rated “Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy” in March 2004, and in the summer of 2005, her show-stopping performance on the “Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson” received national attention. She has since closed the “Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner” and most recently drew headlines for her appearance on the “Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav.”

In addition to her success on Comedy Central, Lampanelli is a regular on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Howard Stern Show on Sirius satellite radio. Her one-hour special “Dirty Girl” was nominated for a Grammy in 2007. Her “Dirty Girl” CD and DVD was released by Warner Bros./Jack Records on January 30 and debuted at #4 on the comedy charts.

As one of the few white comedians to perform on BET’s “Comic View,” the comic cemented her huge crossover appeal. Lampanelli also taped several specials for VH1, MTV and CMT, and with frequent spots on Sirius satellite radio and hitting the big screen as well with a role in “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector” and an appearance in “The Aristocrats.” Currently, Lisa can be seen in the Lionsgate release “Delta Farce” starring Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and D.J. Qualls. She also appeared in the feature film “Drillbit Taylor,” opposite Owen Wilson. For more information about Lisa Lampanelli, visit www.insultcomic.com.

Presented by Andrew Hewitt and Live Nation, tickets for Lisa Lampanelli are $49.75, plus any additional service fees. Tickets go on-sale Friday, November 7 at noon. Please visit any Ticketmaster location, call 702-474-4000, visit www.ticketmaster.com or www.livenation.com to purchase tickets. The Pearl Box Office is open from noon – 7 p.m. daily. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and show time is 8:00 p.m. The Pearl is home to Miller Lite Live, presented by Cricket Wireless; for more information on upcoming concerts, please call 702-942-6888.