Lisa Lampanelli Net Worth
Lisa Lampanelli is one of the most successful comedians to come out of the United States. She is known for her vulgar style of comedy and her abrasive approach to life. Her material focuses on issues of race, ethnicity, and sexuality.
Before beginning her stand-up career, Lampanelli studied journalism at Boston College and later entered a graduate program at Harvard University. While studying at Harvard, she worked for Rolling Stone and Spy. Later, she worked for Popular Mechanics as a copy editor. After completing her journalism degree, she became a member of the Radcliffe Publishing Course at Harvard.
In the early 1990s, Lampanelli began doing stand-up comedy in New York. At the time, she was married to Jimmy Cannizzaro, a former tavern owner from Valley Stream, New York. They divorced in May 2014. However, they remained friends.
After leaving the couple, Lampanelli went on to pursue her stand-up career and was a member of several roast panels. In fact, Lampanelli was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice 5 and starred in VH1’s sitcom So NoTORIous. But her biggest break was when she performed at a 2002 New York Friars’ Club roast of Chevy Chase.
Shortly after, Lampanelli made a deal with Fox to create a sitcom pilot. The project was to be called Big Loud Lisa. However, the show was canceled. A month later, Lisa announced that she would retire from stand-up comedy. This news was greeted with mixed reactions.
She was also protested by the Westboro Baptist Church. They objected to her show, saying that it was inappropriate and could be harmful to children. During the protest, Lampanelli pledged to donate $1,000 for every person who had a problem with her show. She raised $130,000 for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis.
After releasing her first album in 2006, Lampanelli released the stand-up special Dirty Girl in 2007. She filmed a cameo for Adam Barta’s “Q&A” music video, and the DVD comedy special aired on Comedy Central in 2007. Also, she starred in the film Delta Farce, starring Larry the Cable Guy.
Her second special, Tough Love, was filmed in 2011. She has also acted in several movies, including Drillbit Taylor starring Owen Wilson. It was directed by Dave Higby.
Lisa’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million. Most of her income comes from her Yeezy sneakers, but she has other sources. Some of her earnings include a number of comedy specials, a CD, and an HBO special.
In addition to her work as a stand-up comedian, Lampanelli has also had a career as a writer. She has worked for Hit Parader and Popular Mechanics, and wrote for the Late Show with David Letterman. Additionally, she has authored Back to the Drawing Board, which is a self-help book.
When she was younger, Lisa grew up in a working class family in Trumbull, Connecticut. Her mother, Gloria, worked in the local police department. And her father, Leonard, worked for Sikorsky Aircraft.