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Comedy’s Queen of Mean Lisa Lampanelli returns to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on April 16

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From a press release:

Lisa Lampanelli, comedy’s lovable Queen of Mean, returns to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m.

This equal opportunity offender is a regular on Howard Stern’s Sirius satellite radio shows, and she has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Dr. Oz Show,” and “Good Morning America.” She was also a member of the cast of Season 5 of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”

Tickets, which range from $39.50-$49.50, are on sale now and can be purchased at, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem),, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Lampanelli is well-known for her many Comedy Central and Friars Club roasts. She has lambasted Jeff Foxworthy, Pamela Anderson, David Hasselhoff, Betty White, Donald Trump, and Flavor Flav, to name a few. Plus, she was honored to serve as roastmaster on the “Comedy Central Roast of Larry
the Cable Guy.”

In 2009, Lampanelli entered the ranks of comic greats and premiered her first-ever one-hour HBO comedy special, “Long Live the Queen,” to tremendous ratings. That same year, her autobiography, “Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks,” hit bookstores to critical acclaim.

Lampanelli’s second one-hour special, “Dirty Girl,” was nominated for a Grammy Award for 2007’s Best Comedy Album of the Year. And in 2012, she was cast as Aunt Josie in the highly anticipated feature film debut from “Sopranos” creator David Chase, entitled “Not Fade Away,” starring James Gandolfini. She also starred as a series regular on “Bounty Hunters,” CMT’s first-ever animated show.

Her fifth comedy special, “Back to the Drawing Board,” is running on EPIX while she works on turning the one-woman show about her life into a play about body image and weight issues called “Fat Girls, Interrupted.”