Lisa Lampanelli, also known as the "queen of mean," is not for the sensitive crowd.
Before Lampenelli took the stage, she studied journalism in college and worked for magazines like "Rolling Stone," "Spy" and "Hit Parader." She started her career as a stand-up comedian in New York in the early 1990s. In a few short years she managed to conquer the club scenes in both New York and Los Angeles.
In 2002 she got her big break at the New York Friars' Club roast of Chevy Chase where she was the only female comedian invited to participate. Her sarcastic humor and brazen remarks, similar to Don Rickles and Archie Bunker, set her apart from other female comedians. Howard Stern has praised her as "a REAL funny broad."
Soon after her notable Chevy Chase roast, she became one of the few white comedians to perform on BET's "Comic View," establishing herself as a comedian with a mass appeal to all audiences. A year later, she made appearances on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and as a guest comedian on the "Roast of Jeff Foxworthy" where she was again the only female invited to participate in the roast.
Lampanelli appeared on Comedy Central's "Last Laugh 2005." She also made appearances on the celebrity roasts of both Pamela Anderson and William Shatner. Her 2006 one-hour special, "Take it Like a Man," also released on DVD and CD was a huge success with the network and hit No. 6 on the comedy charts. Her second one-hour special, "Dirty Girl," was released in January 2007. Her special, "Lisa Lampanelli: Long Live the Queen," aired in 2009.
She has made appearances in such movies as, "Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector," "The Aristocrats," "Delta Farce" and "Drillbit Taylor." Lampanelli is often a guest on the Howard Stern Show roasts. She was also a contestant on "The Celebrity Apprentice" in 2012 and raised $130,000 for Gay Men's Health Crisis.
-- Staff Report