Comedian Lisa Lampanelli is best known for her foul-mouthed insults on Comedy Central's Friars Club Roasts, but the raunchy comedienne is determined to show the softer aspects of her personality in her upcoming one-woman Broadway show. Broadway.com recently caught up with the current Celebrity Apprentice contestant to find out just what she has in store for her Broadway debut.
"I say the C-word for a living and suddenly people will see the other side of me,” Lamanelli said. “Isn’t that a fabulous fantasy? Isn’t that the greatest idea? Can you imagine? I won’t be just a C-word anymore!”
The currently untitled show, which Lampanelli is writing with 700 Sundays scribe Alan Zweibel, will have a biographical tone and Lampanelli says audiences can expect “tons of laughs. Most importantly you’ll find out why I turned out this way, and why everybody turns out the way they do with the things they've gone through in their life,” Lampanelli said. “There are a lot of nice moments but don’t worry, we’ll brush over those for people that are emotionally unavailable, and we’ll get back to the laughs. You’ll find out how to turn into a big white insult comic.”
No set dates or theater have been announced for Lampanelli's show. Her many comedy TV specials include Lisa Lampanelli: Dirty Girl, Lisa Lampanelli: Long Live the Queen and Lisa Lampanelli: Take it Like a Man. Her film and TV credits include Reno 911, Drillbit Taylor, Delta Farce and The Aristocrats. She is also the author of the book Chocolate Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks.
For a taste of Lampenelli's humor check out her appearance at the roast of Chevy Chase, where she took stabs at Broadway veteran including Ben Vereen and Rosie O'Donnell.