06/26/2015 09:37 am ET Updated Jun 26, 2015

Lisa Lampanelli's Most Sexist Experience In Comedy Involved A 'Penis Puppet'

Lisa Lampanelli is a comedy veteran -- her fifth stand-up special, "Back To The Drawing Board," premieres Friday on Epix -- but the journey there came with some tough moments for a female comic.

When Lampanelli dropped by HuffPost Live on Thursday, host Alyona Minkovski asked about her most sexist experience in a field dominated by men, and Lampanelli had a story ready to go. The incident sounds unfortunate from the start ("I was the opening act for a guy with a penis puppet. I mean, it was literally a ventriloquist with a dick on his hand," she said), but what's worse is the response she got from the club's booker when she asked to be the headliner.

Watch Lampanelli share the story in the video above, and click here for her full HuffPost Live conversation.

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