5 Things You Didn't Know About Me
- I attended Syracuse University, summer programs at Harvard and Yale, and a graduate program at Columbia
- I am recently happily and amicably divorced
- I lost 107 pounds in 2012 and have kept it off for over two years
- My first career was in newspaper and magazine journalism
- My first job was at Cousin Ed's Hot Dog Haus in the Trumbull Mall in CT
Lisa Lampanelli is known as Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean. This equal opportunity offender 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 NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” Season 5.
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.
Lisa is well-known for her many Comedy Central and Friars Club roasts. She has lambasted Jeff Foxworthy, Pamela Anderson, David Hasselhoff, Betty White, Donald Trump and Flavor Flav to name a few. 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. 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. Lisa is currently starring as a series regular on “Bounty Hunters,” CMT’s first-ever animated show, airing Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.