At the opening night of Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance--with Nathan Lane as a gay Republican who does swishy stage acts in 1937--Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family fame happened to sit next to me. (Lucky him.) So I nanced him up for this week's column. You'll see what Jesse had to say about th ... More >>
The comic wears her (dark) heart on her (gastric) sleeve
Hilarious insult lady Lisa Lampanelli is playing the Apollo next Wednesday, which would seem like a sexual lollapalooza for the lady, considering her reputation, except for one thing: She's married. To a white guy. In this week's column, Lisa explains to me what she's going to do about that--and a ... More >>
This week's column is a rollicking romp of an interview with the queen of mean, Lisa Lampanelli, who's now the queen of lean, having shed over 100 pounds, but not her piercing comic edge. I addition to what's in the column, I asked Lisa if she's the grand dame of all female comics and here's what s ... More >>
It's a tough time for music with a sense of humor. An earnest wave of boring indie bands has just tried to ruin CMJ (like they do every year), their beards matted with their own knob-slobber and playing the kind of music that wins first prize in a dick-shrinking contest. Then Hurricane Sandy left a ... More >>
A verbal knife fight with drag's meanest queen
I've scoured the twitter feeds to come up with today's most tart emissions from funny ladies with a delightful axe to grind: Kathy Griffin, responding to someone who tweeted, "Get some class. Ur mouth is like a sewer.": "Ahhh blow me. Love, KG"
My best friend Lisa Lampanelli and I appear in "Q&A," the new video by Adam Barta, who sings about lusting for fame while shaking his booty at the Night of 1000 Gowns. Watch me sparkle--and thrill to my two phone messages too. Yes, I give good oral.
My "vacation" is over, so I can finally tell you some of the fun stuff that went on that night, in case you haven't read the massive press I've been ramming down your throat. Lisa Lampanelli welcomed Countess LuAnn and said "Tonight, I'm the Cuntess!" Lampanelli said to LuAnn that she loved ... More >>
Lisa Lampanelli, me, Countess LuAnnMatthew Rettenmund did a kaleidoscopic Boyculture blog about my book party at Copacabana Monday night. He dove into the event so thoroughly, in fact, he chatted up people I didn't even know were there. Enjoy the linked spread he did, which includes these a ... More >>
The Copacabana turned it out last night with food, booze, percussionists, and dancing Copa girls for the gala launch of my book, Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back, promoted by Chip Duckett. Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Lisa Lampanelli cohosted and were pure delight, both taking the stage ... More >>
Photo by Mindy TuckerLizz Winstead is a wee bit tired. She's been traveling since June 14 with her "Planned Parenthood, I'm Here For You!" Comedy Tour, which has spanned 12 cities and 10 states. Plus she's been working on her upcoming book, out in June of 2012. All this activity "does energiz ... More >>
My book party next week will be cohosted by riotous Broadway-bound comic Lisa Lampanelli, who is planning to sing a scalding spoof of a familiar showtune. She's narrowed it down to two possibilities, and either way I win; they're both gems for anyone with good taste in theater! (And she san ... More >>
Today was the 15th anniversary of their initial meeting, when Jim, a fan, went to introduce himself to and fawn over Frank at his Barnes & Noble book reading. It ended better than Misery. So this morning, on Frank's Sirius XM OutQ show, they married in a ceremony that was both hilarious an ... More >>
Today's batch of femme joke hurlers are a smart and sassy gaggle of politically incorrect yet ultimately liberating beauties. Your fave from these choices? *Joan Rivers Hilarious, scathing, on target, and up to date, she makes me wet myself every time. *Wanda Sykes A sassy motor mouth a ... More >>
When comedienne Lisa Lampanelli was preparing for a concert last Saturday in Topeka, Kansas, she quickly learned she'd have some unusual attendees showing up. In addition to her normal flock of gay fans, her show attracted protestors from Fred Phelps's Westboro Baptist Church, who didn't like ... More >>
Remember when comedy roasts consisted of hilarious old Jews making pesky fun of each other? Well, now, it's all kinds of people doing the same, but they all seem, I don't know...gay. They out celebrities, make fisting jokes, and refer to Ryan Seacrest's asshole. On last night's Donald Tru ... More >>
On the day of the 2010 Gay Pride Parade in New York City, it seems worth checking in with our unwitting Queer Issue cover stars, the boys of Jersey Shore -- Vinny Gaudagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino -- who had no idea they were posing for anything other than ano ... More >>
We've had a couple of days to recover from Comedy Central's roast of veteran funny lady Joan Rivers, and now that the wonderfully putrid air has cleared, we can look back and remember the choicest bits of appallingly hilarious indecorum (not all of them aimed at Rivers, by the way.) Among th ... More >>
Plus a helping of roasted Manilow.
Photo of Lisa Lampanelli on stage making fun of an audience member via Gangis Hilarious "queen of mean" comic Lisa Lampanelli just helped induct '70s crooner Barry Manilow into the Friars Club, but strangely enough, she wouldn't go to that gay place in her speech. At the event, Lampanelli told me s ... More >>
What does it take to be a female comic nowadays? Oh, I don't know--a mouth like a chainsaw, a wit like a pickaxe, and no fear whatsoever of libel. The most prominent funny ladies in the business right now are political-correctness shatterers who dare to say outrageous things (Sarah Silverman, Lisa L ... More >>
I-minus zero! Today, in addition to the swearing-in and speechifying, it is announced Obama will attend 10 inaugural balls: five for regions of the country, one apiece for the Obama and Biden home states, a Youth Ball, and the Commander-in-Chief's Ball with the military. But we are told there has b ... More >>
Musto zings tenor and Lance sings bass. Plus gossip hot enough to roast a Friar.
Talking vaginas, retards, testicles, dicks, douchebags, and George W. Bush with the Comedy Central star