Lampanelli shot her fifth stand-up special, "Back to the Drawing
Board," which premiered June 26, 2015 on EPIX and was nominated for a 2015
Grammy Award for "Best Comedy Album." In the special, Comedy's
Lovable Queen of Mean showed off her radically different look after having lost
more than 100 pounds. That weight loss, which she has maintained for over four
years, inspired her to write "Stuffed" since, having been every size
from 2 to 26, she has firsthand knowledge of the food and body-image struggle.
a household name when she joined 17 other celebrities on the fifth season of
NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," where she advanced to the final four in
the competition, raising $130,000 for her chosen charity, the Gay Men's Health
Crisis. She also starred as a regular on "Bounty Hunters," CMT's
first-ever animated series, and recently stole the show on an episode of CBS's
"2 Broke Girls," helmed by "Sex and The City" creator,
Michael Patrick King.
joined the ranks of comedy greats with her 2009 HBO comedy special, "Long
Live the Queen," and that same year, released her autobiography,
Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks (Harper Collins).
to the top of the comedy food chain began in 2002 when she was the only female
comedian invited to skewer Chevy Chase on the NY Friars Club Comedy Central
Roast. She soon became known as the "Queen of the Roasts", going on
to lambaste such names as Pamela Anderson, Jeff Foxworthy, William Shatner,
Flava Flav, David Hasselhoff and, most recently, Donald Trump.