Lisa Lampanelli is one of the funniest stand-up comedians I have ever seen.
She is an integral part of the Comedy Central Roasts, where she typically shows the other comedians how comedy is really done. No one is more hilarious than Lampanelli, no one. No matter what jokes are told about her, no one can match the Lampanelli wit. And she is even better at one-upping a comedian. She says some of the things that others think, but don’t have the balls to say. Yes, I said it – and it’s true. She is shockingly funny and abrasive, and she is pure comedy, at its very best.
Some of the best Roasts I have seen her on include the Roasts ofFlavor Flav, Gene Simmons, Andy Dick, Pamela Anderson, Hugh Hefner, William Shatner, Chevy Chase, and Jeff Foxworthy. No one can top her antics, no matter how hard they try. Lampanelli is just funnier, more focused, and she knows how to get a laugh.
This got me to wondering, who is Lisa Lampanelli? Who is she outside of being a funny lady? Where did she come from, what is her background, and what success has she found? This inspired me to research to see what I could find about her.
Her birth name is actually Lisa Lampugnale, and she was born July 19, 1961 in Trumball, Connecticut. Yes, though her career was built up in New York, she is actually from Connecticut. She names Rodney Dangerfield as her favorite comedian.
She isn’t just a comedian, but is also an actress, writer, published author, producer, and has made many appearances on shows and talk shows alike. She was a writer over her own shows like The Queen of Mean, Take It Like a Man, and Dirty Girl. She also produced Long Live the Queen and Dirty Girl. She also appeared in Delta Farce, The Aristocrats, Drillbit Taylor, and Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector.
Insult Comic.com tells about Lampanelli’s rise to comedy fame in 2002. She was given the opportunity to roast Chevy Chase, and she was the only woman comedian chosen for the job.
She continues to be a strong woman and example for women who can gets job, like any man can. I love that she is continually crossing boundaries and she is a comedy genius. Comedy is no longer just a man’s world!
Lisa Lampanelli is also a published author, with her book Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks. The book went on sale 9/15/2009 and was published by Harper Collins Publishers.
Her upcoming appearances:
4/29 Orpheum PAC in Wichita, Kansas.
4/30 Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Missouri.
5/1 Tulsa Convention Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Join her mailing list: http://www.insultcomic.com/mailing_list.php or at www.lisalampanelli.com
Currently, Lisa Lampanelli is developing a weekly television series for HBO, with none other than Jim Carrey. And I have no doubts that Lampanelli’s light is just beginning to shine!