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Lisa Lampanelli            

Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean; Standup Comedian; Actress; Equal Opportunity Offender

Lisa Lampenelli is one of the most high-profile insult comics. Though actually born in Connecticut, she is identified as a New Yorker, where she built up her career on the stand-up comic circuit, conquering the club scenes in both New York City and Los Angeles in a few short years. She is known for her outrageous pot shots at celebrities as well as references to her own weight and sexuality. Her acid wit and boisterous delivery has won over countless fans. Nicknamed "Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean" (NY Times), Lampanelli is a regular on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and Howard Stern's Sirius satellite radio shows, and she has appeared on "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 NBCs Celebrity Apprentice, and has been in recent negotiations for her own sitcom.

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. As a writer, Lisa also pens the monthly Women column in Playboy magazine. Lisa is well-known for her many Comedy Central and Friars Club roasts which began in 2002 when Lisa was the only female comedian invited to skewer Chevy Chase on the NY Friars Club Roast on Comedy Central. She has also lambasted Jeff Foxworthy, Pamela Anderson, David Hasselhoff, Betty White, Donald Trump and Flavor Flav to name a few others. 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. She soon after became one of the few white comedians to perform on BET's "Comic View," cementing her huge crossover appeal. 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.

A cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker, and a vial of estrogen, she has won numerous accolades and approval from prominent comedic figures like Howard Stern, Jim Carrey, and Jay Leno, who refers to Lisa as the most outrageous comic we have ever had on the Tonight Show. Lampanelli has become a very sought after draw in major comedy markets across the country.

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Lisa Lampanelli, 'Queen of Mean,' coming to New Brunswick | NJ.com

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