Lisa Lampanelli Strikes Fargo Theatre
The famous insult comic invades Fargo this January
Published: Monday, October 29, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012 13:10
Lisa Lampanelli is coming to Fargo, and those that are unprepared to be lambasted had better out of the way.
She is perhaps most famous for her roles on Comedy Central’s celebrity roasts of such personalities as William Shatner, Donald Trump and Pamela Anderson. The insult comic has made a career from her vulgar, uncaring stings against celebrities, audiences and hosts alike. She has also been featured on the Howard Stern show and the Lex and Terry radio show, which many in Fargo should already be familiar with.
Her particular brand of comedy will find its way downtown next year as she takes her show dealing with race, sex and her “addiction to food and black men.”
The show will start at 7 p.m. on Jan. 11, with doors opening an hour earlier. Her act will be held in the Fargo Theatre at 314 Broadway N.
Tickets will go on sale at noon on Nov. 2, and will cost $49.50. The show is, of course, for “mature” audiences only.
Despite the comedian’s almost painful manner of insulting entertainment, she contends that it is all in good fun.
“I think it’s what they see on the inside,” she said in a recent interview. “They know I’m just kidding around. Because if it’s funny -- if it’s a good joke, it’s a good joke.”
That sentiment is perhaps best crystallized by her willingness to turn her own ammunition against herself. Her memoir, titled “Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks,” details her own childhood and (as the title would imply) pokes fun at her own self.
Perhaps it’s that willingness to acknowledge her own faults that keeps her so well-regarded by her fans, even as she sears them, and just about everyone else.
If you’re a fan of acidic humor and don’t mind getting hit with a few one-liners yourself, then this show might be for you. Otherwise, it might be best to stay away from the Fargo Theatre this January. Either way, Fargo is about to get roasted.