You may have noticed that the language in the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav (which premiered last night) was colorful in more ways that one. Apparently, what went down with Don Imus earlier this year has no bearing on the future of comedy: by and large, the rosters were politically incorrect and f***in’ proud of it.
Before the event, we caught up with Lisa Lampanelli, the self-described Queen of Mean and roast staple, to see if the Imus fallout had any bearing on her routine. Her snort at the phrase “post-Imus society,” said it all, but here’s how she explained it:
“I’m not employed. I’m self-employed. If the theater doesn’t like me, they don’t have to use me. But the theater always likes me, because LL adds up to dollar signs, motherf***er. Bleep that, you little bitch-ass VH1.com.
But honestly, it doesn’t matter. I watch what I say on the radio. I’m not going to curse on the radio, but I will say, ‘nappy headed hoe.’ That’s how I roll. ‘Nappy headed hoe.’ That’s it, I said it twice.“
It’s nice to know she’s reliable, at least.