Controversial comedian Lisa Lampanelli is coming to The Wilbur Theatre.
SD: Was your plan from the beginning to be controversial or did it just naturally evolve? And how do you feel about being labeled the “Lovable Queen of Mean?”
LL: I don’t think any comedic ends up were they start. Rosanne Barr probably wasn’t thinking she would be labeled the “Domestic Goddess” when she started. You just see where it takes you, and what is fun and comfortable for you. I have a bad mouth and I like interacting with the crowd. Any label I can achieve is a badge of honor.
SD: Male comedians seem to be more popular than female ones, why is that?
LL: I think women comedics through the years were known for only talking about when they were doing – dating, shopping, and cleaning. They are now starting to be more edgy. Male audiences are really starting to embrace them more.
SD: Who makes you laugh?
LL: I don’t watch a lot of stand up. I laugh more at sitcoms I watch on TV or funny movies. I think Seth Rogen and James Franco are funny. Of course, Don Rickles is legendary and he makes me laugh.
SD: You been known for roasting celebrities. Who would you want to roast you?
LL: Anybody who is good! Preferably Jeff Ross, Jim Norton, Don Rickles, or any celebrity who understands the honor of being roasted and is funny. I hate when the comedian can’t deliver a joke. You have to rehearse.
SD: Can you tell me the funniest joke you have ever told or heard?
LL: I heard it from Otto and George (the dummy). They are a very funny ventriloquist team. The joke is very dirty so you probably can’t print it. (She says laughing), but I’ll tell you. Your readers will just have to use their imaginations, but it does have to do with an African and a banana. If you ever have a chance to see them, make sure you go!
For more information on Lisa Lampanelli visit www.insultcomic.com and to purchase tickets to see Lisa at the Wilbur Theatre on May 3rd visit www.ticketmaster.com