George Street Playhouse will host a developmental production of a new one-woman show, Skinny Bitch: NOT A Stand-Up Comedy Show, starring self-titled equal opportunity offender, Lisa Lampanelli. The production, which is written by Ms. Lampanelli and 700 Sundays writer Alan Zweibel, will be helmed by Tony Award-winning director John Rando. The production will play the New Brunswick theatre for three nights only: Wednesday, August 28, Thursday, August 29 and Friday, August 30. All performances are at 8pm.
As an insult comic, Lisa Lampanelli has made a career out of lambasting every race, creed, color and sexual persuasion that makes up her wildly diverse audience. She has become famous by roasting everyone from Betty White to Flavor Flav, as well as taking no prisoners on the fifth season of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. In her first theatrical production, Lisa will reveal the woman behind the comic, and her struggle with food, men and body image. In turns hilariously funny, surprisingly touching and totally relatable, Skinny Bitch: NOT a Stand-Up Comedy Show will show a side to Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean that few would guess exists.
Tickets for Skinny Bitch: NOT a Stand-Up Comedy Show are priced at $40 and $50 and are available through the George Street Playhouse Box Office 732-246-7717, or online at www.GSPonline.org. George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue, in the heart of New Brunswick’s Dining and Entertainment District.
Lisa Lampanelli has become a household name as a standout contestant on the fifth season of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. Lisa appeared in the David Chase-directed feature film, Not Fade Away. She is currently starring as a series regular on Bounty Hunters, CMT’s first-ever animated show, airing Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. This Grammy-nominated equal opportunity offender is a regular on late-night television, the Comedy Central Roasts, and is a frequent guest and guest host on Howard Stern’s Sirius satellite radio shows.
Lisa has also appeared on EXTRA as a guest correspondent, is a frequent guest and co-host on TMZ, and has sold out theaters across the country, including NYC’s Radio City Music Hall, the Chicago Theatre, and Carnegie Hall. Lampanelli joined the ranks of comedy greats with her 2009 HBO comedy special, Long Live the Queen, and that same year, released her autobiography, Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks. Lisa’s greatest hits CD, Equal Opportunity Offender, was released in April 2012.