Lisa Lampanelli

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1008 Brown St. Peekskill NY 10566 USA
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Lisa Lampanelli became a household name when she joined 17 other celebrities on the fifth season of the NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice”, where she advanced to the final four in the competition, raising $130,000 for her chosen charity. She also starred as a regular on “Bounty Hunters,” CMT’s first-ever animated series, and guest-starred on a hilarious episode of the CBS’s “2 Broke Girls.”
Lampanelli’s rise to the top of the comedy food chain began in 2002 when she was the only female comedian invited to skewer Chevy Chase on the NY Friars Club Comedy Central Roast. She soon became known as the “Queen of the Roasts,” going on to lambaste such names as Pamela Anderson, Jeff Foxworthy, William Shatner, Flava Flav, David Hasselhoff, and, most recently Donald Trump. Due to her success as a roaster, in 2009, Lisa was asked to serve as Roastmaster for the highly rated Comedy Central Roast of friend and fellow comic, Larry the Cable Guy.
The good times kept on going as she released her HBO comedy special, “Long Live the Queen,” and her autobiography, Chocolate Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks (Harper Collins). The Connecticut native shot her fifth stand-up special, “Back to the Drawing Board,” which premiered June 2015 in EPIX and was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for “Best Comedy Album.” The special shoed off her radically different look after having lost more than 100 pounds. That weight loss, which she has maintained for over four years, inspired her to write her play, “Stuffed,” since having been every size from 2 to 26, she has firsthand knowledge of the food and body-image struggle.
When Lampanelli debuted the first verison of “Stuffed” in fall 2016 at the WP Theatre, the New York Times said: “Stuffed offers laughs, and even a bit of insight….Lampanelli’s strongest, funniest and more affecting work” and the Hollywood Reporter echoed their sentiments, calling the play “very funny and affecting.”

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