Described as a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker and a vial of estrogen, Lisa Lampanelli makes her Carnegie Hall debut May 17 in the middle of a national tour that starts April 15 with shows booked through to Sept. 20. Lampanelli has earned the reputation as comedy’s queen of mean in just a few short years for her ability to make people laugh at their own stereotypes and differences.
Her popularity skyrocketed in 2002 when she was the only female comedian invited to skewer Chevy Chase on the NY Friari’s Club Roast on Comedy Central.
Since then she has become a staple of the Comedy Central Roasts, which have included Jeff Foxworthy, Pamela Anderson, William Shatner and Flavor Flav.
Her one-hour special “Dirty Girl,” which aired on Comedy Central Jan. 28, 2007, was nominated for a Grammy that year. In addition to her work on Comedy Central, Lampanelli has also taped several specials for VH1, MTV and CMT, with frequent spots on Sirius satellite radio.
22 IA Des Moines, Hoyt Sherman Place Theatre
23 MN Minneapolis, State Theatre (2 shows)
28 CO Avon, Vilar Center for the Arts
29 CO Bouler, Boulder Theatre
1 AZ Phoenix, Celebrity Theatre
7 ON Toronto, Panasonic Theatre
8 PA Upper Darby, Tower Theatre
14 TX Houston, Verizon Wireless Theatre
15 CA Redwood City, Fox Theatre
28 OH Dayton, Victoria Theatre
29 WI Green Bay, Weidner Center
4 ME Portland, Merrill Aud.
5 RI Providence, Providence PAC
11 IN Evansville, Victory Theatre
12 WI Milwaukee, Pabst Theatre
18 TX Dallas, Majestic Theatre
19 GA Atlanta, Tabernacle
25 FL West Palm Beach, Kravis Center for the Arts
26 NC Charlotte, Ovens Aud
2 PA Wilkes-Barre, FM Kirby Center
3 FL Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall
9 CA Anaheim, Grove of Anaheim
10 CA Alpine, Dreamcatcher
15 PA Williamsport, Community Arts Center
16 CT Torrington, Warner Theatre
17 NY New York, Carnegie Hall
20 IN South Bend, Morris PAC
21 OH Akron, Univ. of Akron
27 CO Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Center
28 IL Waukegan, Genesee Theatre
5 CT Mashantucket, Foxwoods Resort & Casino
31 CA Temecula, Pechanga Resort & Casino
20 NV Reno, Silver Legacy Casino