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Lisa Lampanelli

Lisa Lampanelli (born Lisa Lampugnale; July 19, 1961) is an Italian-American stand-up comedian and insult comic. She is noted for her racy and controversial style of comedy, which frequently includes subjects such as race and homosexuality. Lampanelli, one of three siblings, was born in Trumbull, Connecticut, to a middle class family. Three of her grandparents were of Italian descent, and the fourth of Polish ancestry. Her mother, Gloria (née Velgot), worked for the local police department, where "she typed in all the arrests made", and her father, Leonard Lampugnale, worked for Sikorsky Aircraft and later became a painter. Lampanelli attended Roman Catholic schools, studied journalism at Boston College and Syracuse University, and went through a graduate program at Harvard. She worked as a copy editor at Popular Mechanics and an assistant at Rolling Stone. She was also a fact checker and the first chief of research for Spy magazine; a book about Spy describes her then as "your average decked-out-heavy-metal-head-next-door." Speaking later to Maxim Magazine Online, Lampanelli remarked, "I was a real journalist for Rolling Stone, Spy, Hit Parader. I interviewed those fuckin' hair

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Lisa Lampanelli: Sorry Charlie, I'm BUSY

Lisa Lampanelli:
Sorry Charlie, I'm BUSY

Charlie Sheen could get off REALLY easy at the upcoming Comedy Central "Roast" ... because TMZ has learned Lisa Lampanelli -- the QUEEN OF MEAN -- is booked that night and might not show!!!Lisa… READ MORE >

Lampanelli's GIANT $50K Check -- Suck it, Hate Church

Lampanelli's GIANT $50K Check
Suck it, Hate Church

Lisa Lampanelli just donated $50,000 to the good people at Gay Men's Health Crisis -- sticking it to the hate-mongering homophobes of Westboro Baptist Church -- and we got footage of the GIANT… READ MORE >

- 1184 days ago
Lampanelli -- $44K SCREW You to Westboro Haters

Lampanelli
$44K SCREW You to Westboro Haters

Lisa Lampanelli dropped $44,000 to turn the gay-hating ways of the Westboro Baptist Church into a positive -- because, let's face it ... making stupid people look stupider is priceless. Check out… READ MORE >

- 1187 days ago
Lampanelli -- Westboro Protest = $44,000 for Charity

Lampanelli -- Westboro Protest
= $44,000 for Charity

Lisa Lampanelli counted 44 protestors from the Westboro Baptist Church at her show last night -- so, as promised, she's donating $44,000 to a gay rights charity in their name.Lisa said she'd fork… READ MORE >

- 1190 days ago
Lampanelli -- Watch Me Piss Off Evil Westboro Church!!

Lampanelli
Watch Me Piss Off Evil Westboro Church!!

Lisa Lampanelli has put the evil Westboro Baptist Church into one hell of a pickle -- they wanna protest her show tonight ... but for every hate-monger who shows up, she's gonna donate $1,000 to a… READ MORE >

- 1190 days ago
The Situation -- They're Laughing AT You

The Situation
They're Laughing AT You

Even Gilbert Gottfried didn't tank as badly as The Situation did at Donald Trump's roast ... and believe it or not .. it was actually worse ... MUCH worse than it looked on TV. The joke ... is on… READ MORE >

- 1255 days ago
The Donald Trump Roast -- A Hairy Situation

The Donald Trump Roast
A Hairy Situation

The Donald Trump roast was BRUTAL with tasteless jokes cracked about Rihanna, the Obamas, Lisa Lampanelli and many more. But most offensive of all -- The Situation's attempt at comedy. Check out… READ MORE >

- 1261 days ago
Lampanelli -- The Situation BOOED At Trump 'Roast'

Lampanelli -- The Situation
BOOED at Trump 'Roast'

The Situation "bombed" so pathetically at the "Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump" last night ... the audience BOOED him off the stage!!!! Here's Lisa Lampanelli with the play-by-play:… READ MORE >

- 1261 days ago
Prince and Zsa Zsa 'Not Offended' By Lampanelli's Joke

Prince and Zsa Zsa 'Not Offended' By Lampanelli's Joke

Lisa Lampanelli's tweet about Zsa Zsa Gabor's amputated leg pissed off a bunch of people -- but Zsa Zsa and her hubby weren't among them. Lisa's tweetbomb dropped early Friday morning -- "Zsa… READ MORE >

- 1309 days ago
Lisa Lampanelli's Zsa Zsa Joke -- Controversy Afoot?

Lisa Lampanelli's Zsa Zsa Joke
Controversy Afoot?

Lisa Lampanelli .... amputation humor. Too funny? Or too soon? READ MORE >

- 1309 days ago

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