For Lisa Lampanelli, a joke can never go too far. "I'm not concerned with telling a joke that's going to offend someone so much as I am about a joke being funny," says comedy's lovable Queen of Mean. "Trust me, I know that I can make jokes that make me look like a bigger cunt than any of those Real Housewives of New Jersey, but if the audience isn't going to be into it, I'm not going to tell it." You've seen her destroying helpless celebrities and her fellow comics during the annual Comedy Central roasts, and this December she's back with an all-new special. But first she's stopping by the State Theatre to unleash a totally new set packed with jokes she promises to be even harder than her past performances. "I've kind of lost my barometer in terms of what's too edgy. I've got some pretty hardcore stuff I talk about, and I don't think I've ever done any of these jokes in Minneapolis before, so it's going to be a whole new show." And for those who have never seen Lampanelli's raw brand of comedy before, here's a little sample of what you can expect this Saturday night: "I definitely talk about [her fiancé] Jimmy's nutsack during my set. It's huge! It's like the second biggest nutsack in the world behind that mutant guy in Africa, so I have to talk about it." Consider yourself warned.
Sat., Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., 2010