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Really Famous with Kara Mayer Robinson

Aug 17, 2021

The Lisa Lampanelli you know is TOTALLY not what you think. Join us for a real talk about what she's been through, who she was vs who she is now, and big discoveries about life, self, fame, comedy and relationships. We have fun! We share things! We bring out our therapy insights, bathing suit shopping insights, Cobra Kai insights and more!

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Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson


  • Why she was a high achiever but isn’t anymore
  • Therapy principles of all kinds!
  • Food addiction
  • Codependency
  • Resilience
  • “Anything that smacks of achievement now, I just don’t do.”
  • Fitting in (and not fitting in)
  • “I don’t date and I don’t have any hatred or bitterness…. I wonder what it feels like to be the first person that someone calls.”
  • A mindset of lack vs. abundance
  • Self-narratives
  • The family atom
  • Working at Rolling Stone, Spy and other magazines
  • Fearlessness in her career vs fearlessness in her personal life
  • I confess about a podcast that bugs me (even though I listen to it)
  • Howard Stern
  • Authenticity
  • Behind the scenes of a podcast
  • Vulnerability and comedy
  • Can comedians drop the act and get real?
  • The pressure of selling tickets
  • How her Pamela Anderson roast changed her career
  • Her weight loss surgery
  • Completely changing her look and her life
  • Losing a lot of weight and still being made fun of
  • Retiring
  • Self-esteem and self-hate
  • Regrets
  • Women in comedy
  • “I was an anomaly”
  • “Other than Rickles, I consider myself the best insult comic.”
  • #bedbathandbeyondconnections
  • Getting roasted for having a land line
  • Grief and cemeteries
  • Compassion
  • Menopause
  • Small talk
  • TV talk
  • Celebrity parents

Music credit:

Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod incompetech - Creative Commons