Lisa Lampanelli Draws The Line at Barry Manilow’s Sexuality


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 she doesn’t know for sure if Barry’s a homosexual (I do) and she added that, if he is that way, she wouldn’t want to break the hearts of old ladies everywhere. Sudden sensitivity from the woman who points to strangers in the audience and assaults their looks, sexuality, and ethnicity (all in the name of defusing bad words by throwing them around as if juggling bowling pins)? I’ll have more in an upcoming column.