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Lisa Lampanelli is known as Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean. This equal
opportunity offender is a regular on Howard Stern’s Sirius satellite radio
shows, and she has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,”
“Late Show with David Letterman,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Jimmy Kimmel
Live,” “The Dr. Oz Show” and “Good Morning America.” She was also a
member of the cast of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” Season 5.

In 2009, Lisa entered the ranks of comic greats and premiered her
first ever one-hour HBO comedy special, “Long Live the Queen,” to
tremendous ratings. That same year, her autobiography, “Chocolate,
Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks,” hit bookstores to
critical acclaim.

Lisa is well-known for her many Comedy Central and Friars Club roasts.
She has lambasted Jeff Foxworthy, Pamela Anderson, David Hasselhoff,
Betty White, Donald Trump and Flavor Flav to name a few. Plus, she was
honored to serve as roastmaster on the Comedy Central Roast of Larry
the Cable Guy.

Lisa’s second one-hour special, “Dirty Girl,” was nominated for a
Grammy Award for 2007′s Best Comedy Album of the Year. And in 2012,
Lisa was thrilled to be cast as Aunt Josie in the highly anticipated
feature film debut from “Sopranos” creator David Chase entitled, “Not
Fade Away,” starring James Gandolfini. Lisa also starred as a series
regular on “Bounty Hunters,” CMT’s first-ever animated show. Currently,
Lisa is making a departure from her signature “insult” comedy with her
first developmental theater production, Fat Girl Interrupted, to show a side of Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean that few would guess exists.


Press

King of All Media, Howard Stern:

“Lisa will steal the show every time, whether it’s on my radio program or on any stage anywhere doing stand up. I love Lisa and so should you…a true original and a brilliant comedy mind.”

Jim Carrey:

“By boldly poking fun at everyone, Lisa releases us from a prison of cultural guilt. She’s more than a standup. She’s a standout.”

Jay Leno:

“Lisa is the most outrageous comic we have ever had on the Tonight Show.”

“Review: Lisa Lampanelli at Harlem’s Apollo Theater”

BET.com, January 31, 2013
Lisa Lampanelli at Harlem’s Apollo Theater

“What I Wore”

The New York Times, December 16, 2012
This Look Won’t Insult Her

“Comedian Lisa Lampanelli loses 80 pounds after surgery”

USA Today, September 20, 2012
Comedian Lisa Lampanelli loses 80 pounds after surgery

“Lisa Lampanelli: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me”

US Weekly, May 7, 2012
Exclusive: Lisa Lampanelli: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

“Lisa Lampanelli vs. Westboro Baptist Church:
Comedian Donates $50,000 To Gay Charity In Church’s Name”

HuffingtonPost.com, May 23, 2011
Lisa Lampanelli vs. Westboro Baptist Church:
Comedian Donates $50,000 To Gay Charity In Church’s Name

“Weddings: Lisa Lampanelli and Jimmy Cannizzaro”

The New York Times, October 15, 2010
Lisa Lampanelli and Jimmy Cannizzaro

“Fearlessly Foul, and on the Verge of Respectability”

The New York Times, February 10, 2008
Fearlessly Foul, and on the Verge of Respectability

“Masters of Mean”

Los Angeles Times, July 13, 2007
Masters of mean