By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 04, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Lisa Lampanelli, the "Queen Of Mean," returns to Milwaukee for a show at the Riverside on Friday, Dec. 2. Tickets cost $36 and go one sale Friday, Oct. 7 at noon.

Lampanelli's rise to the top began in 2002 when she was the only female comedian invited to skewer Chevy Chase on the "NY Friars Club Roast" on Comedy Central. She soon became one of the few white comedians to perform on BET's "Comic View," cementing her huge crossover appeal.

In 2009, Lisa premiered her first ever one-hour HBO comedy special, "Long Live the Queen," to mostly positive ratings. That same year, her autobiography, "Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks," hit bookstores to critical acclaim. As a writer, Lisa also pens the monthly Women column in Playboy magazine.