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Comedian Lisa Lampanelli says she lost 106 pounds, weighs 142 now

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli says she lost 106 pounds, weighs 142 now

LOS ANGELES, May 10 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian and "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Lisa Lampanelli says she underwent gastric-sleeve surgery a year ago and has since lost 106 pounds.
Lampanelli to perform at New York's Apollo Theater

Lampanelli to perform at New York's Apollo Theater

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Comedian Lisa Lampanelli is taking her one-woman stand-up show to New York's Apollo Theater this month, her representatives said.
Mendoza gets the boot on 'Apprentice'

Mendoza gets the boot on 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza became the latest contestant fired on the business-themed reality series "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Penn Jillette fired on 'Apprentice'

Penn Jillette fired on 'Apprentice'

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) -- Comedian and magician Penn Jillette was the latest contestant to be fired on "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Teutul fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Teutul fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Paul Teutul Sr. was the latest star fired on "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Ferrigno fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Ferrigno fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Actor and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno was the latest star fired from "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Gibson, Snider fired from 'Apprentice'

Gibson, Snider fired from 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- Recording artists Debbie Gibson and Dee Snider have become the latest stars fired from "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.

'Silence!' extends run through Sept. 2

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- The producers of the off-Broadway show "Silence! The Musical" have extended the run of the unauthorized parody of "The Silence of the Lambs" through Sept. 2.
Velasquez fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Velasquez fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- Model and actress Patricia Velasquez is the latest star to be fired on TV's "Celebrity Apprentice" business-themed competition series in New York.
Tia Carrere gets the boot on 'Apprentice'

Tia Carrere gets the boot on 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- Actress and singer Tia Carrere was fired on the latest edition of "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Takei booted from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Takei booted from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- "Star Trek" icon George Takei was fired on the business-themed competition series "Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Carolla, Gibson, Takei to compete on 'Apprentice'

Carolla, Gibson, Takei to compete on 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Former talk-show host Arsenio Hall, rocker Dee Snider and author Victoria Gotti have signed up to compete on "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York, NBC said.
Snoop, Situation to help roast Trump

Snoop, Situation to help roast Trump

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- Snoop Dogg, Larry King and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino will help roast real-estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump in New York, Comedy Central said.
Anderson helps roast Hasselhoff

Anderson helps roast Hasselhoff

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Pamela Anderson helped roast her former "Baywatch" co-star David Hasselhoff for a U.S. television special, Comedy Central said Wednesday.
Larry the Cable Guy roast planned

Larry the Cable Guy roast planned

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Comedy Central says it has lined up Drew Carey, Jeff Foxworthy, Toby Keith, Lisa Lampanelli and Jeffrey Ross to roast U.S. comedian Larry the Cable Guy.
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Comedian Lisa Lampanelli "The Queen of Mean", performs at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach on November 10, 2007. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Lisa Lampanelli (born Lisa Lampugnale; July 19, 1961), often referred to as Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean, is an American stand-up comedian and insult comic. She is noted for her racy and raunchy style of comedy, which frequently includes taboo subjects such as race and homosexuality.

Lampanelli, one of three siblings, was born in Trumbull, Connecticut to a middle class family of Italian descent. Her father worked for Sikorsky Aircraft and later became a painter; her mother worked for the local police department where "she typed in all the arrests made." Lampanelli attended 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 bands: Cinderella, Slaughter."

Lampanelli began her stand-up career in New York in the early 1990s. She made her break at the 2002 New York Friars' Club roast of Chevy Chase, and went on to participate in the roasts of Denis Leary, Pamela Anderson, Jeff Foxworthy, Flavor Flav, William Shatner, Joan Rivers, and David Hasselhoff and to serve as Roastmaster for Larry the Cable Guy. Lampanelli is frequently on the dais for The Howard Stern Show roasts, including appearances at the roasts for Gary Dell'Abate, Artie Lange, Andy Dick, and KKK member Daniel Carver as well as A&E's "Gene Simmons Roast" in April 2008.

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