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Comedian Lisa Lampanelli in Winnipeg on May 13

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli in Winnipeg on May 13

Lisa Lampanelli
Lisa Lampanelli

Raunchy comedian Lisa Lampanelli, known as the “Queen of Mean,” is set to play the Burton Cummings Theatre this spring.

Lampanelli will appear Saturday, May 13 as part of her latest comedy tour.

Lampanelli’s rise to the top of the comedy food chain began in 2002, when she was the only female comedian invited to skewer Chevy Chase on the NY Friars Club Roast.

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Shawn Wayans Returning to Rumor’s Comedy Club

Shawn Wayans Returning to Rumor’s Comedy Club

Shawn Wayans
Shawn Wayans

Comedian Shawn Wayans is making a return to Rumor’s Comedy Club.

The actor from “In Living Color” fame, “Little Man”, “White Chicks” and “Scary Movie 1 & 2,” will play six shows April 20-23.

Tickets are $42 and can be purchased by calling the Rumor’s box office at (204) 488-4520.

— Staff

Canadian Sitcom Smash ‘Corner Gas’ to Be Rebooted as Animated Series

Canadian Sitcom Smash ‘Corner Gas’ to Be Rebooted as Animated Series

By The Canadian Press

Corner Gas Animated

TORONTO — It’s back to the pumps for “Corner Gas” as the Canadian sitcom smash is being rebooted as an animated series.

The award-winning show was the No. 1 sitcom in Canada throughout its entire six-season run, which ended in 2009. The cast reunited for “Corner Gas: The Movie,” which was released in 2014.

Pre-production on the animated version of “Corner Gas” will begin in January.

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Comedian Iliza Shlesinger Playing Club Regent

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger Playing Club Regent

Iliza Shlesinger
Iliza Shlesinger

The youngest female comedian to ever hold the title of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” is coming to Winnipeg.

Iliza Shlesinger plays the Club Regent Event Centre on Friday, March 31, 2017.

Shlesinger’s stand-up credentials also includes headlining the coveted Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and The New York Comedy Festival. As a national headliner, Iliza tours year-round selling out hundreds of clubs and colleges throughout the world.

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Who Said Motherhood Was Easy? PTE Debuts ‘Mom’s the Word’

Who Said Motherhood Was Easy? PTE Debuts ‘Mom’s the Word’

Mom's the Word
Sarah Donald, Trish Cooper, Jenny Wasko-Paterson & Lisa C. Ravensbergen in “Mom’s the Word,” playing now through November 27 at Prairie Theatre Exchange. (LEIF NORMAN PHOTO)

Mother knows best. Or in this case, Mom’s the Word.

That’s the new comedic production currently running at Prairie Theatre Exchange looking at the world of motherhood. Anecdotes, or “mom”-ologues as PTE calls them, make up this refreshed play written by six Vancouver actors.

“I’m looking forward to introducing it to a new generation of parents,” said PTE artistic director Robert Metcalfe. “But I also think it will remind those of us whose small-child-parenting days are behind us, just what an incredible journey we took with our little ones.”

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SNL Alum Jay Pharoah at Rumor’s in March

SNL Alum Jay Pharoah at Rumor’s in March

Jay Pharoah
Jay Pharoah

Recently-ousted “Saturday Night Live” cast member Jay Pharoah is coming to Rumor’s Comedy Club.

Pharoah will perform five shows in Winnipeg March 2-4, 2017.

He spent six seasons on “SNL,” and is best known for his celebrity impressions, including President Barack Obama, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Stephen A. Smith, Kanye West and Chris Tucker. His recurring character is school principal Daniel Frye.

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