Premium TV network EPIX showcases the hilariously indelicate stand-up of Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean Lisa Lampanelli with the World Television Premiere of Lisa Lampanelli: Back to the Drawing Boardon Friday, June 26 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C. The hour-long special, part of the network’s new line-up of Original Comedy Events, will be available exclusively on EPIX and across all EPIX platforms.
“This has been one of the most painless experiences I’ve had working with a network”
In Lisa Lampanelli: Back to the Drawing Board, the comedienne’s fifth stand-up special, the world’s edgiest insult comic is new, improved, and funnier than ever. This equal opportunity offender not only has a radically different look after her over 100-pound weight loss and funky haircut, she’s newly divorced and has re-started her life as an over-50 single “girl.” Lisa combines deeply personal bits about her recent life challenges with her trademark audience insults, and the result is a hilarious, insightful blend that is her most revealing, clever and hysterical stand-up special yet.
“This has been one of the most painless experiences I’ve had working with a network,” Lampanelli said of her working with EPIX on her new special. “They had absolutely no language constraints for me, no subject was off-limits, and they really allowed me to let it fly. They are true comedy fans, and they allowed me to push the envelope and have no boundaries. Needless to say, they’re my kind of people!”
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Lisa Lampanelli is a Grammy® nominee whose rise 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 Roast on Comedy Central. She soon became known as the “Queen of the Roasts,” going on to slay such names as Pamela Anderson, Jeff Foxworthy, William Shatner, Flava Flav, David Hasselhoff and Donald Trump. Because of her success as a roaster, in 2009 Lisa was asked to serve as Roastmaster for the highly rated Comedy Central roast of friend and fellow comic, Larry the Cable Guy. On the feature film side, Lisa appeared in Not Fade Away, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Delta Farce, The Aristocrats and Drillbit Taylor. On the small screen, Lampanelli became a household name when she joined 17 other celebrities on the fifth season of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.” The fifth installment of the series, with the largest-ever lineup of famous faces competing for charities of their choice, was a ratings bonanza. As one of the final four contestants, Lisa raised over $130,000 for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. She also starred as a series regular on “Bounty Hunters,” CMT’s first-ever animated show.
Lisa Lampanelli: Back to the Drawing Board is an EPIX Original Comedy Event produced by Comedy Dynamics, directed by Jay Chapman, and written and performed by Lisa Lampanelli. Brian Volk-Weiss, Cisco Henson and Maggie Houlehan are the executive producers. Ross Bernard is the executive producer for EPIX and Valerie Bishop is the production manager for EPIX.
EPIX is known for its all-star roster of stand-up specials. Previous featured headliners include: Russell Brand, Dennis Miller, Lewis Black, Jenny McCarthy, Patton Oswalt, Louis C.K., Jim Norton, Jim Breuer, Tom Papa, Jim Jefferies, Sherri Shepherd and Eddie Izzard. The network’s commitment to the craft of comedy also includes the EPIX Original Documentary “The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall,” a revealing special that brings together the biggest names in comedy to tell the inside story of America’s first comedy club.