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Lampanelli -- Joan Rivers Roast Wasn't Worth It

7/27/2009 10:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There's a reason insult master Lisa Lampanelli didn't show up to the Comedy Central roast of Joan Rivers this weekend -- if she couldn't be in charge, it wasn't worth her precious time.

A week after Kathy Griffin was announced as the roastmaster for the event in Los Angeles, Lampanelli -- who's usually the headliner at these things -- dropped the following message on her Twitter page:

"No Joan Rivers roast for me this year. Not worth doing if I ain't roastmaster -- besides summer is for fun, not work."

Burn.

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hook on TMZ    

Agree with the first poster....who the hell is Lisa something? Kathy is a wayyyy better choice, is VERY well-known, she' fresh and current,,,,and HILARIOUS! Lisa dear, your time will come when you put in the work. Maybe consider dropping the childish attitude and coming up with a gimmick that may help you gain a well-defined audience...

1828 days ago
17.

Rob    

(Every joke that has ever been said about or by Lisa at roasts)

Comedian: Lisa/I has f*** so many black guys ....

Funny, funny stuff .... Stay home Lisa so we can hear some better jokes. You won't be missed.

1828 days ago
18.

AwesomeDude    

Both Lisa and Kathy are funny, but Joan showed her true colors on The Apprentice, bitter old dried up hag.

1828 days ago
19.

FlamingoNut    

Ugh, Griffin sucks. Lampanelli is funny, and clearly it's gone to her head. Loser...

1828 days ago
20.

Disturbed    

Here is Lisa's act in it's entirety: A black man and a jew want to f*** me.
Ta-da.
The end.
Lisa has nothing. Her whole act is based on saying something that would make you squirm in your seat, usually something racial. That's not funny, people laugh just from being uncomfortable.
Kathy is friggin hilarious. IF YOU ARE READING THIS ON TMZ, YOU CANNOT WATCH KATHY WITHOUT LAUGHING. She makes fun of everyone on this site.

1828 days ago
21.

fernando    

i love watching the roast shows! i eat popcorn and drnk chrome soda and laugh my butt off!

1828 days ago
22.

Triple Play    

HOW CAN JOAN SLEEP IF HER EYES DON"T CLOSE. THAT IS ONE NASTY LOOKING FACE. HAPPY HALLOWEEN JOAN

1828 days ago
23.

Athena    

I like Lisa, but I saw Kathy Live on Saturday and she is great, very funny. Suprised Lisa got all DIva other this.

1828 days ago
24.

BooHoo    

#9...are you mentally impaired?! Joan was one of the original female comics, and everyone knew her name since the 60s! Lampinelli is STILL unknown throughout her own country and, of those who know her, very few even have anything good to say of her comedy...in other words, ahole, LISA L. SUCKS!!! total hag, too. She should've been thankful for any invite, yet thinks she's THAT BIG!? Only in the ass.

1828 days ago
25.

karenjj    

Lisa is fat, ugly and so not funny. Everyone is over her, Kathy is waaaaaay more funny and can't wait to see it. wish they would do these on HBO so they could really get down and dirty.

1828 days ago
26.

laughs at Obama voters    

Kathy Griffin is as funny as a cramp, and no one heterosexual outside of NY and LA cares anything about her anyway. Lisa Lampanelli is funny, way too funny to waste her time with Kathy Griffin and Joan Rivers, who deserve one another.

1828 days ago
27.

sw    

# 2 Lisa Lampanelli is the greatest female comic out there. Love kathy griffin, but Lisa really kicks ass!

1828 days ago
28.

Cashdollar    

Dn't get me wrong, I love me some Lisa...but she needs to get over herself. She is not as huge of a star as Kathy, and she is no legend...yet, Like Joan Rivers! The show will be just fine and funny without Lisa. Lisa should have been there to support other women in comedy.

1828 days ago
29.

John    

Finally, Lisa in her place. Kathy's much funnier, Lisa's just racist Jersey trash.

1828 days ago
30.

romil1    

2. Who the hell is Lisa Lampanelli?Posted at 12:50PM on Jul 27th 2009 by Joan Rivers

She is a comedienne known for her foul mouth.

1828 days ago
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