Lisa Lampanelli, stand up comedian and celebrity roast regular, signing copies of Chocolate, Please
* 9/15/09 at Barnes & Noble – Warren Street. New York, NY.
* 9/16/09 7:00 PM at RJ Julia Booksellers – Boston Post Road. Madison, CT.
* 9/17/09 7:00 PM at Book Revue – New York Avenue. Huntington, NY.
* 9/22/09 at Book Soup – Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA.
Lisa Lampanelli (b. July 19, 1961), often referred to as The Queen of Mean, is a Grammy-nominated American stand-up comedian and insult comic. She is noted for her extremely racy and raunchy style of comedy, which frequently includes taboo subjects such as race and homosexuality.
Lampanelli studied journalism at 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.”