Monday, February 27, 2012

JUST ADDED: Lisa Lampanelli

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

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