Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Lisa Lampanelli, Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 19, at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Union County Performing Arts Center's Mainstage , 1601 Irving Street in the heart of Rahway's Arts District and easily accessible to major roads and public transportation
TICKETS: To purchase tickets, call the box office at 732-499-8226 or visit the website at www.ucpac.org
This equal-opportunity offender is a regular on Howard Stern's Sirius satellite radio shows and has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Show with David Letterman," "Chelsea Lately," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "The Dr. Oz Show" and "Good Morning America." She was also a cast member of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," Season 5.
In 2009, Lisa entered the ranks of comic greats and premiered her first-ever one-hour HBO comedy special, "Long Live the Queen," to tremendous ratings. That same year, her autobiography, "Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks," hit bookstores to critical acclaim.
Lisa is well-known for her many Comedy Central and Friars Club roasts. She has lambasted Jeff Foxworthy, Pamela Anderson, David Hasselhoff, Betty White, Donald Trump and Flavor Flav to name a few. She was honored to serve as toastmaster on the Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy.
Lisa's second one-hour special, "Dirty Girl," was nominated for a Grammy Award for 2007's Best Comedy Album of the Year. In 2012, Lisa was thrilled to be cast as Aunt Josie in the highly anticipated feature film debut from "Sopranos" creator David Chase entitled, "Not Fade Away," starring James Gandolfini. Lisa also starred as a series regular on "Bounty Hunters," CMT's first-ever animated show. Lisa's fifth comedy special, "Back to the Drawing Board," premiered on June 26 on EPIX. Lisa is currently turning the one-woman show about her life into a play about body image and weight issues called "Fat Girls Interrupted."