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article imageLisa Lampanelli talks 'Unleashed' comedy show at The Paramount Special

By Markos Papadatos     May 31, 2017 in Entertainment
Huntington - Acclaimed comedian Lisa Lampanelli chatted with me about her upcoming "Unleashed" show at The Paramount on Long Island, as well as her future plans.
"Unleashed" is a benefit show for North Shore Animal League America with her special guest Frank DeCaro. This event is sponsored by The Paramount. "I am so excited," she exclaimed. "The North Shore Animal League wanted to do a comedy show for charity was at a nice, big venue. I'm going there on June 29, and it is going to be fabulous and fun."
She continued, "The Paramount donated their theater for free that night for me, and I will be doing my show for free, so it will be great since I will be doing it for a good reason. It will be a fun little experiment. I saw that Kevin James was just there, who I love, so they have top-quality guys."
To learn more about her North Shore Animal League America fund-raising show at The Paramount, visit the venue's homepage by clicking here. "It seems to be a pure charity, so the pureness really gets to me. It's the only charity that I would do a free show for, since honestly, you know me, I don't like to leave the house, if I'm on vacation," she said.
The "Queen of Mean" is excited about her Stuffed play this fall in New York City. "We are having a nice run Off-Broadway, and they need to visit the Stuffed website. It got well-received on our non-profit run. I will be doing it at the Westside Theatre and I have a feeling it's going to be a successful run. It is a lot more lighthearted than it was in the past, and it's at a venue that it speaks to women's issues. I can't wait to start rehearsals in September, and October 5 will be the first show," she said.
To learn more about Lampanelli's Stuffed Off-Broadway production, check out their homepage.
In 2016, Lampanelli earned her second career Grammy nomination in the "Best Comedy Album" category. "I remember being on the red carpet that day, and I went that solely since my little niece and nephew wanted to go. I already knew I was going to lose, since you can't win against Louis C.K. You had so much fun in mind. There is no pressure and it's just about fun and it felt really family-oriented. It was really a good weekend for everybody," she said. "They sent a medallion for the nomination. I loved it. I have two of them now. This is cool. I have literal evidence now, and a photo. I snuck my niece and nephew into the official photo, so we are all in the official Grammy program. It's really cool."
Lampanelli shared that she would love to work with fellow comedian Margaret Cho someday. "I love Margaret, and I want her to gain 100 pounds so she could be in my play. I only have a part for a big fat girl and she's not fat anymore. That bitch needs to get on that bandwagon and gain some weight so we can work together," she said.
"If you want to support a great cause, and it's not me and my elderly mother, since I'm not getting a goddam penny for this, come on out. The tickets are cheap and affordable. If Markos from this publication can afford to come, you assholes can come too. It's going to be a nice, long show because I have three weeks off before that, and I have a lot to say," she concluded, about her show at The Paramount. "They are going to get their money's worth, and plus, they can save a dog or a cat in the long run."
For more information on the "Queen of Mean" Lisa Lampanelli and her touring schedule, check out her official website and Facebook page.
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