Undeniable likeability, a bawdy personality, and a story to tell. Comedian Lisa Lampanelli has all three -- and then some! Able to "get away with saying ANYTHING," according to NY Friars Club Dean Freddie Roman, Lampanelli conquered the club scenes in both New York City and Los Angeles in a few short years. A cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker, and a vial of estrogen, she even won accolades from The King of All Media, Howard Stern, who described her as "a REAL funny broad."
Nicknamed "Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean" (NY Times), Lampanelli has been all over television as of late. Her headlining performance on the "Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson" received national attention, and landed her subsequent appearances on CNN and Comedy Central's "Weekends at the D.L." Her one-hour special, "Take It Like a Man," was a hit with the comedy network yet again, and the CD and the DVD of the same name debuted at #13 on the comedy charts.
All of this 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 soon became one of the few white comedians to perform on BET's "Comic View," cementing her huge crossover appeal. And just this past year, she rocked Comedy Central once again in her back-to-back appearances on "Premium Blend" and on the enormously rated, "Roast of Jeff Foxworthy." Again, the only female invited to roast the man of honor, Lampanelli proved she can "Git-R-Done" with the best of 'em.
Lisa has also taped several specials for VH1, MTV, and CMT, and was featured on the "Best of" episode of Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn." With frequent spots on XM and Sirius satellite radio, Lampanelli is becoming a draw in major comedy markets across the country. In spring of 2006, Lisa will star in "Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector," in which she plays a foul-mouthed dirty broad, and this year, she starred in the feature film, "The Aristocrats," in which she played a foul-mouthed dirty comic. Go figure!!!