For 30 years, these were the things Lisa Lampanelli counted on. She NEEDED them — to feel better about herself, to give her purpose, and to distract the f- out of her. She sold out Radio City and Carnegie Hall in the same year, was never without a man on her arm, and loved every culinary delight from the McDonald’s McRib to the Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘n Fruity Pancakes at IHOP. But no matter how many tickets she sold, how lavish her weddings, and how many fatty, chocolate-y creations she ate her way through, after three decades, she was unhappy, alone, and oh, yeah, FAT. Come to think of it, the best part of those weddings WAS the cake!
Expert storyteller and playwright Lisa Lampanelli is at it again, exposing the funny and the fucked-up-ed-ness of her life in “The Gorge,” the production that shows that nothing external fills the hole. Through tales of her times as a codependent serial dater to her jaw-droppingly shocking appearances on the Comedy Central roasts, plus her wake-up call on a little show called “The Celebrity Apprentice,” the former insult comic reveals herself in ways she never has. Audiences will laugh and feel her delightfully vulnerable pain as they see themselves in her struggles and her triumphs. Lisa may be a slow learner, but if there’s hope for her, there’s hope for you too!
Starring Lisa Lampanelli, Directed by Gary Garrison.