FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tickets on Sale Friday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m.
Hollywood, Fla. (Oct. 31, 2016) – Risqué comedian and equal opportunity offender Lisa Lampanelli returns to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at 10 a.m. Fans will have access to presale tickets beginning Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at 10 a.m. through Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Heralded as “more than a standup — a standout,” by comedy legend Jim Carrey, Lampanelli 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 is wildly popular at theaters across the U.S. and Canada. Lampanelli is a regular on late night television, and a frequent guest and guest host on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM satellite radio shows.
Lampanelli recently shot her fifth stand-up special, “Back to the Drawing Board,” proving this insult comic is new, improved and funnier than ever. The special premiered last June on EPIX and was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. Lampanelli not only has a radically different look after having lost over 100 pounds and getting a funky new haircut, she’s underwent a divorce and has re-started her life as a 53-year-old single “girl.” Lampanelli combines deeply personal bits about her recent life challenges with her trademark audience insults, and the result is a hilarious, insightful blend that is her most revealing, clever and hysterical stand-up special yet.
Lampanelli has also parlayed her love of Broadway into her own stage show, “Stuffed.” Written by and starring Lampanelli, the show tackles weight, body image and food issues from the perspective of four very different women with four distinct problems. Delivered both in monologues and as interactions between the characters, the stories the four women tell are full of humor, soul, and passion, and will resonate with everyone who has struggled with food issues, or indeed, an addiction or compulsion of any kind.
Lampanelli became a household name when she joined 17 other celebrities on the fifth season of 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, Lampanelli raised more than $100,000 for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. She is currently starring as a series regular on “Bounty Hunters,” CMT’s first-ever animated show.
Lampanelli joined the ranks of comedy greats with her 2009 HBO comedy special, “Long Live the Queen,” and that same year, she released her first autobiography, “Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks.” As a writer, Lampanelli was a monthly contributor for the Women column in Playboy Magazine. Her first greatest hits album was released earlier this year.
Lampanelli’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. 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, David Hasselhoff and most recently, Donald Trump. Because of her success as a roaster, in 2009 Lampanelli was asked to be Roastmaster for the highly rated Comedy Central roast of friend and fellow comic, Larry the Cable Guy.
Lampanelli is one of the few American comedians to perform on BET’s “Comic View,” and the “Wendy Williams Show.” She went on to appear on Comedy Central’s “Last Laugh 2005” and her one-hour special that year, “Take It Like a Man,” was a hit. The CD and the DVD of the same name hit No. 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 No. 4 on the charts. Soon thereafter, “Dirty Girl” was nominated for a Grammy Award for 2007’s Best Comedy Album of the Year.
On the feature film side, Lampanelli appeared in the David Chase-directed feature film, “Not Fade Away.” She also 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 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 a featured presenter on the Bravo’s A List Awards and the NewNowNext Awards on Logo.
Tickets cost $60, $50 and $40.* 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.
About Hard Rock Live
Hard Rock Live, a spectacular state-of-the-art facility, further expands the ultimate entertainment experience at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This 5,500-seat indoor arena has attracted more than 3 million people since its opening in 2005 and has regularly hosted South Florida’s greatest variety of musical acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Marc Anthony, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw and Carlos Santana; top comedians including Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Kathy Griffin and George Lopez; as well as major sporting events and events of major sports stars, from UFC matches to charity galas for Jason Taylor, Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and more. For additional information, please visit www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com or www.myhrl.com.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, located minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, features a AAA Four Diamond resort with 469 luxury rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightlife, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club, a Hard Rock-inspired spa, and premium meeting and convention space. As South Florida’s premier entertainment destination, Seminole Hard Rock hosts top-name acts at its 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena and offers more than 100 table games, 2,000 of the most popular slots and a stand-alone poker room. Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort’s signature steakhouse, and Kuro, a luxe and socially vibrant restaurant offering new-style Japanese cuisine. The resort also features contemporary and casual eateries, including Blue Plate, the hotel’s 24-hour diner-inspired restaurant; Constant Grind, a gourmet coffee and pastry shop; and the ever-famous Hard Rock Cafe – Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 167 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants.
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