Nearly two years after retiring from stand-up comedy, former insult comic Lisa Lampanelli is still finding meaning in her life’s work. Once known as the Queen of Mean, she now performs in shows around the country, combining storytelling, humor and giving advice. Formerly of Fairfield, Lampanelli spent much of the last year working on herself and downsizing her life while pandemic restrictions put live shows on hold for much of that time. She is back living in New York City these days, but she’ll return to Fairfield April 24 for a show at the Fairfield Theatre Company that’s being billed as a “hilarious night of stories and questionable advice.” Lampanelli spoke with Hearst CT Media about the upcoming show and her recent appearance in “Hysterical.”
What have you been up to since we last spoke in April 2019? You sold your Fairfield home?