Grammy-nominated comedian-turned-life-coach Lisa Lampanelli is coming to Bucks County Playhouse for two performances only on March 13, at 2 and 8 p.m., with an all-new show Losin’ It. The performances will be held on the Playhouse stage, 70 S. Main St., New Hope, for an extremely limited, socially distanced audience. Lampanelli appears at the Playhouse as part of the Visiting Artists Series.
Losin’ It is a collection of Lampanelli’s most outrageous observations and real life stories. A departure from the insult comedy she’s long been known for, Lampanelli has created a humorous and heartfelt theatrical evening sharing her struggles with dieting, body image and “losin’ it.”
Lampanelli has been obsessed with food for as long as she can remember. As a kid, she ate butter by the stick, licked her plate clean to please her Italian mother, and has lost and gained more than 372 pounds over the course of her life. With a career spanning more than 30 years, she was a constant on the comedy scene, specializing in insult comedy. With numerous tours, Grammy nominations and national TV appearances and specials under her belt, Lampanelli made national headlines in 2012 when she lost more than 100 pounds with the help of bariatric surgery. She went on to speak with unflinching honesty about her lifelong food and body image issues and has since gone from insulter to inspirer.
Bucks County Playhouse has developed rigorous safety protocols to protect those working backstage and front-of-house, including virus testing, mask requirements for all those inside the Playhouse, frequent cleaning, Merv 15-rated HVAC filters, and restricted access backstage. A list of protocols can be found on the Playhouse website.
Tickets are $40 each. For full details and to purchase tickets, visit buckscountyplayhouse.org or call 215-862-2121.