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Lisa Lampanelli, the Queen of Mean, is a Grammy Award nominated stand-up comic and insult comic. Her latest comedy album, Dirty Girl, has been nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award in the Best Comedy Album category.

She received a degree in journalism and completed a graduate program at Harvard. Her first paying jobs we for Rolling Stone, Spy and Hit Parader where she claims to have interviewed all the hair bands and found them dumb as posts.

She began her stand-up career in New York City in the 1990’s. Her break came at the 2002 New York Friars Club roast of Chevy Chase. She has since been at the podium for roasts of Pamela Anderson, Jeff Foxworthy, Flavor Flav and William Shatner. She has also been featured in the 2007 movie Delta Farce.

Racial humor is a large part of her comedy routine. She makes frequent references to her real-life relationships with black men. In an interview with she said:

“My problem is I can’t get a good looking white guy anymore. I just don’t have the looks to get that. I can get hot blacks, but also now blacks are starting to get uppity and go for the skinny white ones and the Asians, which is very offensive to me that they don’t stick with their roots – the chubby white girls.”

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