Take cover, easily-offended citizens: Lisa Lampanelli is in town! This voluptuous old blonde may dress like a 1950s housewife, but her gutsy standup routine has catapulted her to comedian celebrity status. She's a regular on the dais of Comedy Central Roasts and on Howard Stern's radio show. She heckles like Don Rickles (but without the aftertaste), shoots from the hip like Roseanne, but, having grown up in Connecticut, speaks less about the trailer and more about the trash. And she's racy like Chris Rock and Carlos Mencia but in an Italian sort of way. Just nominated for a Grammy for her comedy album Dirty Girl, the Queen of Mean is on a roll toward her Carnegie Hall debut in May. Catch her while you can, tonight at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street in Boulder. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8; tickets start at $34.50 and are available at www.bouldertheater.com or by calling 303-786-7030.
Fri., Feb. 29, 8 p.m., 2008