Birth Name: Lisa Lampanelli
Birth Place: Trumbull, Connecticut, USA
Born Lisa Lampugnale on July 19, 1961 in Trumbull, CT, Lampanelli grew up in a middle-class Italian family. After attending Roman Catholic schools, she studied journalism during her undergraduate years at Boston College and Syracuse University. After graduating, she dabbled in journalism as a copy editor at Popular Mechanics and as an assistant at Rolling Stone magazine. She also worked for The Bridgeport Post but reportedly was caught plagiarizing reports. Deciding journalism was not for her, she quit and became a party DJ in 1990, finding that she enjoyed entertaining partygoers via the microphone. Following a trip to a comedy club, she took a course in improvisation. This led to her first...
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