Lisa Lampanelli, the “queen of mean,” isn’t known for keeping mum. She said her parents taught her never to talk about who she is voting for or how much money she makes. Everything else is fair game.
Animal adoption and body issues are two topics the comic will talk about freely and on Thursday you can chat about both with her outside of the McGinn Cazale Theatre, where Lampanelli’s play “Stuffed” is running.
North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill shelter, will roll a mobile adoption unit full of adoptable cats, dogs, puppies and kittens into Manhattan on Broadway and 76th Street.
The adoption event, which will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., is a celebration of Lampanelli’s first foray into theater, unless you count “high school crappy versions of ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Annie Get Your Gun,’” Lampanelli joked during an interview with Metro.
Lampanelli, who said she hopes her pup Parker will remain the only man in her life, adopted her dog from Animal League.
On Thursday, Lampanelli and the rest of the cast of “Stuffed”—Ann Harada, Zainab Jah, Jessica Luck—will be doling out love for the adoptable pets before the evening’s performance of the off-Broadway show.
Lampanelli said she was inspired to write “Stuffed” based on her own fight with food and body image.
“I have terrible body image even after losing all the weight four years ago,” she told Metro. “I eat out of emotion. I think I gained 20 pounds overnight. It will be something I work with my whole life.”
“And my character [the chronic dieter] is 100 percent true because it’s all my experiences that went into the play,” she added.
The other characters include an anorexic/bulimic woman [Luck], a confident overweight woman [Harada, formerly of “Avenue Q”) and a woman that is too skinny [Jah, formerly of “Eclipsed”).