2008-10-03 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Lisa Lampanelli And Rock Bands At Capitol One Bank Theatre

Lisa Lampanelli: December 12

Live Nation presents Lisa Lampanelli, a no-holds-barred insult comic, at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Friday, December 12 at 8 p.m. Dubbed by the New York Times as Comedy's "Lovable Queen of Mean," Grammy-nominated Lisa Lampanelli has been hailed as a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker, and a vial of estrogen. She has even won accolades from the King of All Media, Howard Stern, who describes her as "a real funny broad."

Lisa's ability to make people laugh at their own stereotypes and differences helped her conquer the club scenes in both New York City and Los Angeles in a few short years. Her popularity skyrocketed in 2002 when she was the only female comedian invited to skewer Chevy Chase on the NY Friar's Club Roast on Comedy Central. Since then she has become a staple of the Comedy Central Roasts for her stinging jests of the guests of honor. Again, she was the only female invited to be part of the enormously high-rated "Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy" in March 2004, and in the summer of 2005, her show-stopping performance on the "Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson" received national attention. Lisa has since closed the "Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner" and most recently drew headlines for her appearance on the "Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav."

In addition to her success on Comedy Central, Lisa is a regular on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Howard Stern Show on Sirius satellite radio. Her one-hour special, "Dirty Girl," was nominated for a GRAMMY Award in 2007. It aired on Comedy Central on January 28, 2007 and was a hit for the network, yet again. Her "Dirty Girl" CD and DVD was released by Warner Bros./Jack Records on January 30 and debuted at #4 on the comedy charts. Her previous CD and DVD, "Take It Like a Man," was also a huge success, hitting #6 on the comedy charts.

As one of the few white comedians to perform on BET's "Comic View," Lisa has cemented her huge crossover appeal. Lisa has also taped several specials for VH1, MTV and CMT, and with frequent spots on Sirius satellite radio, there's no doubt why Lampanelli is selling out shows across the country.

Lisa can be seen in the hugely popular, "Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector," in which she plays a foulmouthed dirty broad. She was also one of the many comics to star in "The Aristocrats." Currently, Lisa can be seen in the Lionsgate release, "Delta Farce," starring Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and D.J. Qualls. She will also be in the feature film, "Drillbit Taylor," opposite Owen Wilson, which is set for release in 2008.

For more information about Lisa Lampanelli, visit www.insultcomic.com.

Live Nation Rock Shows: Oct. 8 - Oct.31

Live Nation proudly presents four incredible rock shows at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury during the month of October. Dickey Betts and The Marshall Tucker Band kick off the series on October 8, followed by David Crosby and Graham Nash on October 14, The Machine - A Tribute to Pink Floyd on October 25, and closing with two exciting performances from Bob Weir & RatDog on October 30 and October 31.

Dickey Betts is a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band. Along with being one of the most influential guitar players of all time, Betts is credited as both writing and singing the group's biggest hit, "Ramblin' Man." Having helped define the genre, Betts & Great Southern continue to tour and break new ground in the grand tradition of great Southern Rock. Betts is best known for the hits "Ramblin' Man," "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," "Revival," and "Jessica." Performing with Betts will be The Marshall Tucker Band, which is known for its singles "Can't You See," "Fire on the Mountain," "This Ol' Cowboy" and "Heard It in a Love Song." Longtime creative partners, David Crosby and Graham Nash, are among the most legendary duos in contemporary history. The two first harmonized in 1968 and have not stopped touring and recording together since. Their first LP together is 1972's Crosby & Nash, which features the hits "Southbound Train," and "Immigration Man," and is recognized as one of the best side projects to emerge from the CSNY sphere. Their distinct, yet complementary styles deliver a flawless and inspiring musical whole, in which the two artists bring out the best in each other.

The Machine is a Pink Floyd tribute band whose performances are often noted as "The Worlds Greatest Pink Floyd show." The Machine started out in the bohemian village of Nyack, NY in 1987. Soon after, fans enthusiastically called for more Floyd. There was no turning back and The Machine quickly developed a reputation for recreating the sound of vintage Pink Floyd, right down to the extended psychedelic fans. The Machine has played over one thousand shows to an estimated audience of over half a million people. Anyone who has had the privilege of seeing The Machine can attest to their stunning level of musicianship and their flare for capturing the spirit and feeling of Pink Floyd. Special 4-pack prices are available for this show. Bob Weir and RatDog is an American rock band that began as a side project for Grateful Dead rhythm guitarist Bob Weir and bassist Rob Wasserman. After the Grateful Dead disbanded in December 1995, following the death of Jerry Garcia, RatDog became Bob Weir's primary band. They perform Grateful Dead tunes primarily with a mixture of covers, along with some originals. The current lineup consists of Bob Weir, Jay Lane, Jeff Chimenti, Mark Karan, Kenny Brooks and Robin Sylvester.

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