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Lisa Lampanelli, the Queen of Mean, coming to the Temple

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on Aug. 23, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
August 23, 2011 12:22 pm

Fall really is shaping up to be the season of female comics in Tacoma. Lisa Lampanelli is the latest to announce an appearance here – at the Temple Theatre on Oct. 21.

Wanda Sykes will be at the Pantages on Sept. 16, Margaret Cho performs there Oct. 28 followed a week later by Joan Rivers on Nov. 4.

Tickets for the Lampanelli show go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

Known as the Queen of Mean, Lampanelli has been described as “a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker, and a vial of estrogen.” Her latest special, “Tough Love,” premiered on Comedy Central in March.

Lampanelli is a frequent guest and guest host on Howard Stern’s Sirius satellite radio shows and has also recently joined Mario Lopez and the EXTRA-TV cast as a guest correspondent.

More on Lampanelli and tickets:

From the announcement:

Lisa’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 known as the “Queen of the Roast”, going on to skewer such names as Pamela Anderson, Jeff Foxworthy, William Shatner, Flava Flav and most recently, David Hasselhoff. Because of her success as a roaster, in 2009 Lisa was asked to be Roastmaster for the highly rated Comedy Central roast of friend and fellow comic, Larry the Cable Guy.

One of the few white comedians to perform on BET’s “Comic View,” and the “Wendy William Show,” Lisa has clearly cemented her huge crossover appeal. Lisa went on to appear on Comedy Central’s “Last Laugh 2005″ and her one-hour special that year, “Take It Like a Man,” was a hit with the comedy network yet again. The CD and the DVD of the same name hit #6 on the comedy charts. Then, in January 2007, Lisa’s second one-hour special, “Dirty Girl,” debuted on Comedy Central and Warner Bros. Records, and reached #4 on the charts. Soon thereafter, “Dirty Girl” was nominated for a Grammy Award for 2007′s Best Comedy Album of the Year.

On the feature film side, Lisa 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.”

On a continuous ride to comedic stardom, Lisa has also taped several specials for VH1, MTV, and CMT, and was recently a presenter on the Bravo’s “A List Awards” and the “NewNowNext Awards” on Logo.

Tickets are $39.50 at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone 800-745-3000.

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