A sold out crowd came together in Blackman last night to watch Lisa Lampanelli insult seemingly every minority possible using every derogatory term not found in the dictionary. In a search for all the black audience members, Lampanelli, who is well-known for her love of black men, thought she had found an ideal candidate, until she realized something was off. After a brief search through a sea of white audience members, Lampanelli found someone else to make fun of: a black girl named Victoria who said she wanted to be a doctor. Lampanelli said she had a vision of Victoria in the future, sitting in a hospital room with an old white man on his deathbed. She added that Gene Simmons originally moved to the United States from Israel because he heard someone dropped a penny.
Not mean to me or anything. As you may have seen, Lampanelli has gone through a lot of changes lately, most notably losing pounds. She was considerate, soft-spoken, and really a delightful person. When and how did you know that being an insult comic was the right fit for you? It was pretty much a decision that was made for me. It seemed like sort of an evolution. I do remember one time, it was about my fifth time on stage that this guy had heckled me, but it was a weird heckle. He wants me to come back on stage. I felt shamed and so terrible that I went home and wrote a bunch of one-liners in case that ever happened to me again. I always felt the most comfortable on stage doing that style of comedy and thankfully it paid off and people enjoyed it.
Fat Chance: An Evening of Conversation and Story with Lisa Lampanelli
With a career that spanned more than 30 years, Lisa Lampanelli was a constant on the comedy scene. With numerous tours, Grammy nominations, and national TV guest appearances and specials under her belt, Lisa made headlines in when she lost more than pounds with the help of bariatric surgery. The comedian went on to speak with unflinching honesty about her lifelong food and body-image issues, and has since gone from insulter to inspirer. She announced her retirement from stand-up comedy on the Howard Stern radio program in late and is now dedicating her life to running transformational food and body-image workshops, performing in issue-oriented storytelling shows, and completing a rigorous life-coaching certification program. Noticing how these truthful accounts resonated with her fans — many of whom fight similar battles — Lampanelli was inspired to write the play, STUFFED, which enjoyed two off-Broadway runs in and The play was intended to motivate her fans to work on themselves and embrace a healthier life through self-love and self-acceptance. In turn, those same fans inspired Lisa to shed her old title of insult comic and dedicate herself to helping others through storytelling events, workshops, and one-on-one coaching. Having become known to U.
Comedian Lisa Lampanelli credits Howard Stern for giving her career a much-needed boost. Courtesy photo. But comedian Lisa Lampanelli, 52, has found an effective way to toe the line.