In support of the new multi-purpose arena, a separate project will realign Red River Street from the 1800 block to East Dean Keeton Street. The Red River realignment will have multiple travel impacts beginning on Monday, December 2.
From December 2, 2019, until January 2022, the campus community can expect these travel impacts:
- Red River will be closed from Clyde Littlefield Drive to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (MLK).
- Robert Dedman Drive will be closed at Red River to just north of the 20th Street intersection.
- Access to 20th Street from San Jacinto will be closed and reopened in spring 2020.
A night of laughs and heartfelt stories about food, weight, and body issues
Presented in partnership with KUT-FM
Lisa Lampanelli’s Losin’ It! is an intimate collection of humorous observations and real-life stories curated and performed by Lisa and a few of her friends. Inspired by her work with The Moth Radio Hour, Lisa has created a heartfelt theatrical evening focusing on the issues of weight, body image, and “losin’ it!” Performed in the spirit of The Vagina Monologues and Love, Loss, & What I Wore, Lisa and friends enchant theatergoers with hilarious, touching anecdotes about their own weight struggles, and lively audience interaction.
I decided stand-up comedy really wasn’t for me anymore. It wasn’t making my heart happy. So, I created Losin’ It!, a show using comedy to talk about weight and body issues, which are things I’ve struggled with for years. This is so much more fulfilling!
– Lisa Lampanelli
- Having become known to audiences from appearances on Comedy Central, the Howard Stern Show, and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Lisa Lampanelli became a household name when she raised $130,000 for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis as a contestant on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice.
- In 2015, Lampanelli shot her fifth stand-up special, Back to the Drawing Board, which earned her a second Grammy nomination.
- Lisa Lampanelli made headlines in 2012 for losing more than 100 pounds with the help of bariatric surgery. Noticing how her stories of weight-loss struggles resonated with her fans, Lampanelli wrote the play Stuffed, which had two-off Broadway runs in 2016 and 2017.