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Posted on Mon, Oct 8, 2012 : 4:02 p.m.

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli returning to Michigan Theater; tickets on sale Friday

By Bob Needham


Lisa Lampanelli

"Queen of Mean" comic Lisa Lampanelli will bring her stand-up routine to the Michigan Theater on Dec. 8, concert promoter LiveNation announced today. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 12.

Lampanelli's raunchy, irreverent comedy—she's self-described as an "equal-opportunity offender"—has won wide acclaim and lots of fans. She regularly appears on late-night TV talk shows, and she often guests on Howard Stern's satellite radio show. Her latest special, “Tough Love,” premiered on Comedy Central last year. Tickets, at $39.50, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at,, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Lampanelli performed at the Michigan Theater in December 2009.

Bob Needham is director of entertainment content for Reach him at or 734-623-2541, and follow him on Twitter @bobneedham.



Tue, Oct 9, 2012 : 11:50 a.m.

I saw her a few years ago here and thought it was pretty great. We spent some time with her and her fiancé after the show and she was very charming and good company quite the opposite of her stage persona. I will be seeing her again this year. I also heard she's in pretty good shape lost a bunch of weight etc. I am looking forward to another energetic performance.


Tue, Oct 9, 2012 : 2:55 a.m.

Personally, I never cared for her brand of comedy. Plus, I found her to be rather loathe some when she appeared on "Celebrity Appentice."