Worked as a copy editor for Popular Mechanics as well as an assistant at Rolling Stone magazine after leaving graduate school.
Held positions of fact checker and the First Chief of Research for Spy magazine; also wrote about music for Hit Parader magazine.
Launched her stand-up career in the early '90s, working various clubs in New York City and Los Angeles, where she developed a following for her raunchy and caustic routines.
Breakthrough came in 2002, when she was the only female comedian invited to skewer Chevy Chase at the New York Friar's Club Roast on Comedy Central.
Frequent guest of The Howard Stern Show.
Landed first cable stand-up special, The Queen of Mean, in 2002.
Put out first DVD, Take It Like a Man, in 2005; followed it up with Dirty Girl in early 2007.
Jimmy Cannizzaro — Husband (separated)
Nancy Lessard — Sister
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, United States (BA in Journalism, 1983); Harvard University, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States (1986); attended Columbia University, New York, New York, United States