Slacker Logo

Lisa Lampanelli

Advertisement
Advertisement

Biography

If Don Rickles were a woman with a slight weight problem and a well-documented fondness for having sex with African-American men, he'd sound an awful lot like comedienne Lisa Lampanelli. Described as "Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean," Lampanelli's act is top-heavy with no-holds-barred insult humor and ethnic jokes, along with plenty of material on her appetite for black men ("Now it's hard to get the really fine black guys, because the skinny broads and Asian girls have started stealing them from us, which I resent...these blacks gotta learn to stick with their roots, and that's us fat white chicks"). Born in Trumbull, Connecticut in 1961, Lampanelli studied journalism at Syracuse University and Harvard, and briefly enjoyed a successful career in the magazine industry, working as a copy editor at Popular Mechanics and writing about music for Spy, Hit Parader, and Rolling Stone. In the early '90s, Lampanelli decided to try her hand at standup comedy and paid her dues working clubs in New York City. She slowly developed a following for her routines, which were both raunchy and caustic while revealing a self-depreciating charm that helped the poison go down easily, but it wasn't until the new millennium that she broke into mainstream stardom, partly on the basis on several televised celebrity roasts. Lampanelli became a regular guest on Howard Stern's radio show, where her over-the-top wit fit like a glove, and she made a stand-out appearance on Comedy Central's Friar's Club roast of Hugh Hefner in 2001; she was invited back for subsequent roasts of Chevy Chase, Pamela Anderson, William Shatner, and Jeff Foxworthy. Lampanelli's first cable standup special, The Queen of Mean, aired in 2002, and her first album, Take It Like a Man -- tied into another cable special with the same title -- appeared in 2005. In 2006, Lampanelli made her movie debut alongside fellow comic Larry the Cable Guy in his picture Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, and issued her second album, Dirty Girl, in early 2007, with the simultaneous release of a concert DVD featuring the same material. Long Live the Queen would arrive in 2009, with Tough Love following in 2011. ~ Mark Deming
Read All Read Less

Artists Related to
Lisa Lampanelli

Dane Cook

FEATURED

Lewis Black

FEATURED

Jim Gaffigan

FEATURED

Ron White

FEATURED

George Lopez

FEATURED

Louis C.K.

FEATURED

Daniel Tosh

FEATURED

Chris Rock

FEATURED

Joe Rogan

FEATURED

Ralphie May

FEATURED

Mitch Hedberg

FEATURED

Patton Oswalt

FEATURED

Wanda Sykes

FEATURED

Dave Attell

FEATURED

George Carlin

FEATURED

Robin Williams

FEATURED

Nick Swardson

FEATURED

Greg Giraldo

FEATURED

Margaret Cho

FEATURED

Bill Engvall

FEATURED

Katt Williams

FEATURED

Richard Pryor

FEATURED

Mike Birbiglia

FEATURED
See All Related Artists

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -
  • GUESTS
  • CHAT
Some UserSample Msg
Advertisement

Advertisement

LIVE STREAM... SOCIAL RADIO STREAM...

LIVE STREAM... SOCIAL RADIO STREAM...
Casting to |