Lisa Lampanelli is an American stand-up comic with the pseudonym 'The Queen of Mean'. Known for her insult and observational comedy, she's not afraid to tackle hot-button issues such as sexuality and race. She was inspired by Dean Martin's roasts as she grew up, and it has influenced her style; she is now one of the most popular guests on TV roasts. Make sure to browse StubHub.com for your Lisa Lampanelli tickets today.
Lisa Lampanelli background
Lisa Lampanelli has been performing stand-up since the 1990s, where she began playing to small comedy clubs in New York. She started to become recognised after an appearance at the 2002 New York Friars' Club roast of Chevy Chase in 2002, thanks to her sharp (and often below-the-belt) jokes. She took part in The Howard Stern Show roasts, and since then she has appeared at roasts for many other celebrities: she was the roastmaster for Larry the Cable Guy, and has also hurled her finely-tuned barbs at Donald Trump and Pamela Anderson.
Lampanelli has released many comedy specials on DVD. Her first, in 2005, was titled Take it Like A Man. Her second was filmed in 2007, and was titled Dirty Girl. It was shown on Comedy Central as well as on DVD and released as a comedy album on CD and download. Lisa Lampanelli: Long Live the Queen was released in 2008 after it was filmed at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in California. It was directed by Dave Higby, who also directed her Tough Love Comedy Central special, which hit TV screens in 2011.
Lisa Lampanelli achievements
Lisa Lampanelli has worked as an actor, appearing in smash-hits such as Drillbit Taylor and Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, as well as VH1 sitcom So NoTORIous. She performed a one-woman show on Broadway in 2012, titled Bring Back the Fat Chick. Another side project for Lampanelli is writing; she published her memoir, Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks, in 2009. It received praise from both critics and fans. Her album Back to the Drawing Board also received praise via a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in 2016.
Lampanelli headlined the Night of a Thousand Gowns in 2012 and has done other charity work. She appeared as a contestant on the 5th series of The Celebrity Apprentice where she raised $130,000 for the Gay Men's Health Crisis. Want to see her in with your own eyes? Buy your Lisa Lampanelli tickets now at StubHub!