Comedy’s Loveable Queen of Mean and Grammy-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli is set to perform at The Pearl Concert Theater on Saturday, February 13, 2010, at 8 p.m.
Heralded as “more than a standup — a standout,” by comedy legend Jim Carrey, Lisa Lampanelli is a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker and a vial of estrogen. She even 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.”
This equal opportunity offender is a regular on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and Howard Stern’s Sirius satellite radio shows. She recently joined the ranks of comic greats and added her first ever one-hour HBO comedy special, “Long Live the Queen,” to her resume, with a CD and DVD of the special to follow. In addition, her first book, “Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks,” hit bookstore shelves this past September.
Lampanelli’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 on Comedy Central. She soon became one of the few white comedians to perform on BET’s “Comic View,” cementing her huge crossover appeal. A year later, she rocked Comedy Central once again in her back-to-back appearances on “Premium Blend” and on the enormously rated “Roast of Jeff Foxworthy.”
Her 2005 one-hour special, “Take It Like a Man,” was a hit with the comedy network yet again, and the CD and the DVD of the same name hit No. 6 on the comedy charts. In January 2007, Lampanelli’s second one-hour special, “Dirty Girl,” debuted on Comedy Central and Warner Bros. Records and reached No. 4 on the charts. Soon thereafter, “Dirty Girl” was nominated for a Grammy Award for 2007’s Best Comedy Album of the Year.
Lampanelli 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 most recently played a more maternal version of herself in the Owen Wilson vehicle “Drillbit Taylor.” She is currently developing a pilot for a weekly series on HBO with executive producers Jim Carrey and Kario Salem.
This event is presented by Andrew Hewitt and Live Nation. The Pearl Box Office is open from noon – 7 p.m. daily. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and show time is 8 p.m. The Pearl is home to Miller Lite Live, sponsored by Citi; for more information on upcoming concerts, please call 702-942-6888.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE PEARL:
- December 3 – The Cranberries; $35
- December 5 – UFC TUF 10 Finale; $254, $354 & $504
- December 9 – Trace Adkins; $45, $55 & $65
- December 17 – Lady Gaga; $100 & $125
- December 18 – Lady Gaga; $100 & $125
- December 19 – World Extreme Cage Fighting (WEC); $54, $104 & $179
- December 31 – New Year’s Eve with Maroon 5; $125, $150 & $200
- January 1 – Ne-Yo; $85 & $100
- February 13 – Lisa Lampanelli; $49.75