Quick Lisa Lampanelli Facts:
- Lisa Lampanelli was born in Trumbull, Connecticut.
- After a career in journalism, she began doing stand-up comedy in the early 1990s.
- She taped her first comedy special, Take it Like a Man, in 2005.
Lisa Lampanelli Overview:
In the Beginning:
Lisa Lampanelli was born in Trumbull, Connecticut, in 1961. After high school, she attended Syracuse University and graduated with a degree in journalism. From there, she pursued a graduate degree in journalism from Harvard, where she graduated from in 1986. She spent the next several years as a reporter for SPY, Rolling Stone and Hit Parader, doing research and interviewing heavy metal bands. It wasn't until the 1990s that Lampanelli would find stand-up.
Lisa Lampanelli: Queen of the Roast:
As a staple of the annual Comedy Central roasts, Lampanelli has also gotten on stage to takes shots at Denis Leary, William Shatner, Jeff Foxworthy and Pamela Anderson. And, as a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show, she's also roasted fellow comedians Andy Dick and Artie Lange.
Lisa Lampanelli Comedy Specials:
In 2005, Lampanelli taped her first one-hour comedy special for Comedy Central, called Take It Like a Man. The special was subsequently released as an album and a DVD.
In 2006, Lampanelli's second special, Dirty Girl, debuted on Comedy Central and was released as an album. The album was nominated for a Best Comedy Album Grammy Award in 2007, but Lampanelli did not win.
Lampanelli's third comedy hour, Long Live the Queen, premiered on HBO in January of 2009.
Additional Lisa Lampanelli Facts:
- Lampanelli has had small roles in the films Delta Farce (alongside comedian Bill Engvall), Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector and Witless Protection (alongside comedian/friend Larry the Cable Guy).
Comedy Albums and Specials
- Take It Like a Man (2005) (Special and Album)
- Dirty Girl (2007) (Special and Album)
- Long Live the Queen (2009) (Special)