Comedy’s lovable “Queen of Mean,” Lisa Lampanelli returns to City National Grove of Anaheim on Friday, February 15.
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 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 joins the ranks of comic greats with her latest one-hour Comedy Central special, “Tough Love.” Cementing her rise, Lisa recently joined 17 other celebrities on the 5th season of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” raising over $100,000 for charity. Next up, Lisa will be seen in the David Chase film “Not Fade Away” starring James Gandolfini, which opens December 21st. Lisa is also currently working on a one-woman show for Broadway, with plans to debut in 2013.
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 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” — again, the only female invited to roast the man of honor.