Staff Pick: Lisa Lampanelli at the Palace

Jackie Mantey, Columbus Alive

Lisa Lampanelli is really offensive, but her jokes are nondiscriminatory. Everyone gets a burn or two, including Lampanelli herself.

Most famous, perhaps, for her devilishly dirty appearances on Comedy Central Roasts, I love Lampanelli because of something she did outside of a Kansas show last May. The Westboro Baptist Church was protesting her appearance. To mess with them, Lampanelli gave $1,000 to the Gay Men's Health Crisis organization for every WBC member there protesting homosexuality. She donated $50,000 in the church's name.

Busting balls without being cruel is all about consistency.

Palace Theatre

8 p.m. Saturday, March 10

34 W. Broad St., Downtown