‘Queen of Mean’ Lisa Lam­pan­elli talks un­a­mused les­bians, drag in­spi­ra­tion and heck­ling Trump

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By CHRIS AZZOPARDI If you know her racy sense of hu­mor, you prac­ti­cally ex­pect Lisa Lam­pan­elli to hurl a slur at you when she calls. Once, she wanted to know “if this was the same corn­holer I talked to the last time,” and be­cause she’s Lisa Lam­pan­elli, I took that as a com­pli­ment. Known for her stereo­type-mock­ing com­edy rou­tines and hi­lar­i­ously foul roasts (dur­ing 2011’s Com­edy Cen­tral roast of Don­ald Trump, Lam­pan­elli called the now-pres­i­dent a “bloated, stinky douche”), the 55-year-old Con­necti­cut na­tive ac­knowl­edges that her in­ter­view per­sona is ei­ther a ver­sion of her ex­ag­ger­ated stand-up self or the “real” Lisa. Both showed up to my re­cent can­did talk with Lam­pan­elli, who spoke about Oprah’s bread ob­ses­sion, why she would per­form at Trump’s in­au­gu­ra­tion and how drag icon Miss Coco Peru in­spired her to con­sider be­com­ing a mo­ti­va­tional speaker. And about those dual per­son­al­i­ties: “It’s like I’m be­com­ing two peo­ple merg­ing into one, so en­joy the dou­ble-ended dildo in­ter­view.”

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