FOR RELEASE: Feb. 27, 2012 CONTACT:
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WHO: The Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Outback Concerts and Live Nation
WHAT: Lisa Lampanelli
WHEN: Saturday, May 19, at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center
DETAILS: Lisa Lampanelli is Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean. Heralded as “more
than a standup – a standout,” by comedy legend Jim Carrey, Lampanelli is a
cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker and a vial of estrogen. She has
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 late night television and a
frequent guest and guest host on Howard Stern’s Sirius satellite radio shows.
Using her saucy personality and love of reality shows, Lampanelli has recently
joined Mario Lopez and the EXTRA-TV cast as a guest correspondent. She can
be seen on current edition of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice.
Lampanelli joined the ranks of comedy greats with her 2009 HBO comedy
special, Long Live the Queen, and starred in her one-hour comedy
special Glamour-Puss for Comedy Central. In addition, her first
autobiography, Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks, is
available in paperback. Known for saying things that most people are afraid
to think, her raunchy, gut-busting performances are wildly popular at theaters
across the United States and Canada. On a continuous ride to comedic
stardom, she has taped several specials for VH1, MTV and CMT.
Regularly priced tickets start at $39.50 and may be purchased by calling
813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the
Straz Center Ticket Office or online at www.strazcenter.org.
Events, days, dates, times, performers and prices are subject to change without notice.