Comedy is what we take solace in to escape from our daily mundane lives. Through comedy, we forget our worries and enjoy a hearty laugh for a while. As such, comedians hold a special place in our hearts. One such comedian who ruled our hearts is the insult-comedy genius Lisa Lampanelli. Although she has now retired from the comedy world, she will forever be remembered as the comedy genius that she is. Let’s unveil the life of this roast master.
Lisa Lampanelli Bio: Age, Early Life, Parernts
Lisa was born in 1961 to a set of working class parents in Connecticut. Her father was a painter and her mother worked in the Police Department. They lived a hand to mouth life with their three children. But this all would change after Lisa began a career in comedy.
It would come a great surprise to many of you that Lisa didn’t start her career with comedy but with journalism. After graduation from St. Joseph’s High School, she went on to study journalism at Boston College and Syracuse University. She also attend Harvard for a journalism program. She had quite sure career in journalism. She worked for many known publications like Rolling Stone and Spy Magazine.
Lisa Lampanelli Career As A Comedian
In the 1990’s, Lisa decided to say goodbye to her journalism career and become a stand up comedian. Her inspiration for this drastic step is not known but she has often said that she was fascinated by the idea of getting paid for insulting other. So naturally, she started her comedy career in insult comedy also known as roasting. Her form of comedy soon gained her popularity. Her first big break came from the roast of Chevy Cheese.
In her comedy career spanning 25 years, she has roasted a number of celebrities who had to take it with a pinch of salt. Lisa has performed in a lot of comedy shows over the years. She released her first comedy special in 2005. It was titled Take it like a Man. Her next special titled Dirty Girl came in 2006. She also has two other specials to her credit. Apart from an illustrious comedy career, Lisa has also appeared in a handful of movies and the TV show The Celebrity Apprentice. Her brand of comedy isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. It’s quite difficult for people to digest her comedies but for those who can, she is a goddess. She has won a Grammy’s nomination in 2016 for one of her comedy specials.
Lisa has also published her memoir titled Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks in 2009. Lisa announced her retirement from comedy on the Howard Stern Show on 30th October, 2018. Lisa has spent an impressive 25 years doing comedy and TV. She has spent quite an illustrious career ruling millions of people’s hearts.
Lisa Lampanelli Net Worth And Salary
Lisa Lampanelli’s total net worth is estimated to be $4.5 million. She has accumulated her wealth from her stand-up career, her published book, her comedy specials, her TV and movie appearances. She is also believed to have made some smart investments which has helped her create her net worth. We don’t have information about her exact annual income and salary.
Lisa Lampanelli Height, Weight
Lisa’s height is 5 feet 9 inches. We don’t have information about her exact weight. But reports claim that she underwent gastric sleeve surgery in 2012 to reduce her weight. She had for long struggled with extra weight and made a lot of jokes about her own weight. She has finally managed to attain a healthy weight.
Lisa Lampanelli Married, Divorce
Lisa is currently believed to be single. However, she was earlier married to Jimmy Cannizzaro. Before that, she was married to James Stock but she couldn’t make both marriages work and sadly she ended by getting divorce both times.
Quick Facts About Lisa Lampanelli
Name: Lisa Lampanelli
Birthday: July 19, 1961
Birth place: Connecticut
Age: 58 years
Profession: Comedian, Actor
Net worth: 4.5 million dollars
Salary: Not known
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Weight: Not known
Relationship status: Single