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Lisa Lampanelli (follow her on Twitter @LisaLampanelli)is comedy's Lovable "Queen of Mean," heralded as "more than a standup -- a standout," by comedy legend Jim Carrey.
She is a regular on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and Howard Stern's Sirius satellite radio shows. And she has appeared on "Late Show with David Letterman," "Lopez Tonight", "Chelsea Lately", and "Jimmy Kimmel Live". And, she is thrilled to have been asked to join the cast of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," Season 5.
In 2009, Lisa entered premiered her first ever one-hour HBO comedy special, "Long Live the Queen," to tremendous ratings. That same year, her autobiography, "Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks," hit bookstores to critical acclaim. As a writer, Lisa also pens the monthly Women column in Playboy magazine. And in fall 2012, Lisa will bring her talents to Broadway when she mounts her one-woman show, "Bring Back the Fat Chick."
Lisa was the only female comedian invited to skewer Chevy Chase on the NY Friars Club Roast on Comedy Central in 2002, and became one of the few white comedians to perform on BET's "Comic View," cementing her huge crossover appeal. A year later, she rocked Comedy Central once again in her back-to-back appearances on "Premium Blend" and on the enormously rated "Roast of Jeff Foxworthy" -- again, the only female invited to roast the man of honor.