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Lance Armstrong Calling Betsy Andreu 'Fat' Would Be Worse Than Other Insults, Says Lisa Lampanelli

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Lisa Lampanelli joked about Lance Armstrong to The Huffington Post. (GABRIEL BOUYS, PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Lance Armstrong admitted to Oprah that he is a cheat, a liar and even a bully. Yet the one thing he insists he is not is a man who would call a woman fat.

“How could he be even more unlikable after a confession? Someone needs to give him acting lessons so he can act sincere,” Lisa Lampanelli tells The Huffington Post. “But one thing I did like was, there is a moment when he said he did not call his teammate's wife fat. He called her a bitch, he called her crazy, but he didn't call her fat, and for that I say thank you, because that is the only bad thing you could call a women these days.”

During the interview, Oprah asked Lance about Betsy Andreu, who testified to a federal investigation in 2005, about the names he had called her. He failed to say sorry to Betsy but was adamant that he never called her “fat.”

“I would rather you call me the C-word than fat,” Lisa says. “He knows fat is the new curse word. Every women asks her husband, 'Do these pants make me look fat?' You never ask, 'Do these pants make me look like a bitch or a C?'”

Lisa, who has lost over 100 pounds and brings her comedy tour to the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City on Jan. 30, says skinny girls can be funny too.

“I lost over 100 pounds so I’m even angrier than ever. I don't stuff my feelings anymore with food. Skinny girls are funny. Look at Chelsea [Handler], Kathy [Griffin] and Joan Rivers. None of my comedy depended on looks. I never did tons of fat jokes. I would make a few jabs at myself and go for the audience -- they are still as flawed as ever,” Lisa says. “I can shop in stores we are intended to shop in. By Hollywood standards I’m still fat, until you are zero you are big. I do get cold a lot now. I used to have a lot of layers -- now I got to get a fur coat.”

To find a city near you that Lisa is visiting, check out LisaLampanelli.com.

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