Hollywood, Fla. – Lisa Lampanelli, comedy’s lovable “Queen of Mean,” will perform at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.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 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.” Known for saying things that most people are afraid to think, Lampanelli’s raunchy, gut-busting performances are wildly popular at theaters across the U.S. and Canada. 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. Lampanelli has also parlayed her love of Broadway into her own one-woman show, Skinny Bitch, which she is currently workshopping for an intended Broadway run. She is also a series regular on the new animated show Bounty Hunters on CMT.
Lampanelli recently appeared in her latest one-hour special “Tough Love” which premiered on Comedy Central and is now available on CD/DVD. Cementing her rise, she joined 17 other celebrities on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. The fifth installment of the show, with the largest-ever lineup of famous faces competing for charities of their choice, was a ratings bonanza for NBC. As a final four contestant, Lisa raised well over $100,000 for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis.
Lampanelli joined the ranks of comedy greats with her 2009 HBO comedy special, Long Live the Queen, and that same year, released her first autobiography, Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks. As a writer, Lisa also pens the monthly Women column in Playboy magazine. Her first Greatest Hits album was released earlier this year.
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 Williams Show, Lampanelli clearly secured her huge crossover appeal. She went on to appear on Comedy Central’s Last Laugh 2005 and her one-hour special that year, Take It Like a Man. The CD and the DVD of the same name hit #6 on the comedy charts. Then, in January 2007, Lampanelli’s second one-hour special, Dirty Girl, debuted on Comedy Central and Warner Bros. Records, and reached #4 on the charts. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for 2007′s Best Comedy Album of the Year.
On the feature film side, Lampanelli has 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, Lampanelli 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 cost $69, $59 and $49*; all seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.