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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 12:05 AM
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Lisa Lampanelli - Love her or Hate her?
Her special is on Comedy Central if you're not sure. :D

Personally, I love her! :loveya:
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mockmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 12:21 AM
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1. I would have to say
:thumbsup:
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Zookeeper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 12:23 AM
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2. Mixed feelings....
Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I wince.

I like Sarah Silverman more when it comes to outrageous humor.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 12:25 AM
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3. She's on WPDH all the time.
I think she's evil, and thus, I love her.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 12:26 AM
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4. watching her...again...she's outrageously funny!
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everythingsxen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 12:29 AM
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5. Love her
She is like Don Rickles crossed with Lenny Bruce, just way more fucked up.
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 12:48 AM
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6. I've been watching her special
totally un-pc and not for the easily offended but damn funny!
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 12:51 AM
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7. I loved her on the roasts
but I saw her special the other night, and while she's got great material, I think she over-sells it. The super-New Yorker accent and attitude struck me as forced.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 02:01 AM
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8. We have it Tivoed
But I haven't had a chance to watch it yet. It will be perfect when I need a good laugh.
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Pushed To The Left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 02:30 AM
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9. I think she's hilarious!
At first glance, she appears to be telling racist/sexist/homophobic jokes, but the whole point is to make fun of prejudice. When she tells the jokes, she targets people in the audience of certain groups, and the "victims" laugh and seem to be in on the joke. I think the reason she pulls this off is because people can see through the act, see what she's doing, and can tell that deep down she is not a prejudiced person.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:58 AM
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11. If the jokes were better, I'd appreciate that.
Don Rickles was better, frankly. I watched a few minutes of Dirty Girl, and got a few smiles, but was mostly bored.

I do get her embrace-your-ethnicity/orientation-with-all-its-stereotypes thing. Not a bad idea.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 02:58 AM
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10. I saw Rickles Live at a night club here in Cleveland back in
1975...

We were the youngest and the highest there...

We laughed our asses off...

She is okay but nothing like Rickles...
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:13 AM
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12. I'd like her better if I were a brother rockin' a third leg.
:shrug:
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:10 AM
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13. You're not?
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 10:12 AM by eyepaddle
Who knew? :shrug:

On edit: I've laughed at the bits I've heard from her on XM--pretty hard actually. I don't know if she can keep that up for 30-45 mintes though. It seems that it has to be pretty fast paced to work as well as it does.
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:05 AM
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16. Your mother knew.
ohsnap nohedidn't booyaa
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:18 AM
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14. I love her
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 10:19 AM by Strawman
She plays in stereotypes, but in the process shows how absurd they are.

I'll bet she has some mixed feelings herself about some of her "fans." Kind of like Dave Chappelle did with some of his "fans." The ones who don't understand that the language game she's playing on stage is an absurd one. That would be the hard part about doing that kind of comedy. I think she mentions this in her Comedy Central standup about some racist fans she kicked out of one of her shows.
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BluePatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:42 AM
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15. I love her outfit
Mixed feelings on her comedy though.
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 12:21 PM
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17. Not really a fan.
I watched a little bit of "Dirty Girl" on Comedy Central the other night. It was okay. I chuckled a couple times. Laughed once or twice, and I went "HUH?" an awful lot.
She didn't offend me, I just didn't think her bits were that clever or funny.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 12:24 PM
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18. I have seen her live she is Hilarious
I wouldn't care for her if she didn't pick on everyone.
But she is equal oportunity
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 01:13 PM
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19. I thought her previous special made me laugh more.
The good thing is, she is an equal-opportunity insulter (is that a word?)

So some of her stuff makes me laugh, (her roast appearances are pretty humorous) but her brand of comedy isn't my favorite.
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deucemagnet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 01:50 PM
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20. I saw the first special on Comedy Central.
I got a few good belly laughs at first, then she became less funny as the shock value wore off. But I still think she's funnier than 90% of the comedians out there. :thumbsup:
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 01:53 PM
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21. Who?
:shrug:

For women comediennes Maria Bamford has me rolling on the floor breaking a rib from laughing. One talented lady.
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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 02:19 PM
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22. Weird that you haven't heard of her
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 02:22 PM by Susang
She works a helluva lot more than Maria does. You can check out her stuff at the link below:

http://www.comedycentral.com/comedians/browse/l/lisa_la...

Her MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/lisalampanelli
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 03:08 PM
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24. Yeah, can't say that I've heard her routine.
Thanks for the link. :)

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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 02:50 PM
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23. I thought I'd hate her --
but I really found myself laughing at both her specials. That kind of humor is incredibly hard to pull off (hello, Carlos Mencia!) but I thought she did a great job at it.

I look forward to seeing her again.
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