Born in Dallas on Feb. 22, 1983, writer/comedian Iliza Schlesinger began performing comedy while studying at Emerson College, joining an improvisational group called Jimmy's Traveling All Stars. Shlesinger became well-known as a comedian when she won the sixth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. She continued on television as the hostess of the syndicated dating show Excused and now tours as a stand-up comedian. If you loved the shows Forever 31,SXSW Comedy with W. Kamua Bell or This Is Not Happening, then you enjoy Shlesinger’s scriptwriting since she's the one who wrote them. Perhaps you have watched her television specials, including Iliza Shlesinger: Over & Over,Iliza: Elder Millennial,Iliza: Confirmed Kills,Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Hot and Iliza Shlesinger: War Paint. She has also written for New York Stand-Up Show,Bridging the Gap: A Middle East Comedy Conference,Pauly Shore & Friends and Live at Gotham. She currently has another comedy stand-up special in the works, which IMDB refers to as in preproduction. This as yet untitled special will contain material from her ongoing tour, if she follows suit from her prior specials, some of which have aired on Netflix as well as been released as DVDs. In October, Netflix announced it ordered a six-episode, half-hour series from the comedian titled The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show directed by Laura Murphy.
Publishing Her Thoughts
Iliza Shlesinger published her first book, Girl Logic: The Genius and The Absurdity in 2017. Described as a "subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood and relationships," the publication has fared well among reviewers on both Goodreads and Amazon. The book combines a memoir with observations of other women she knows. Though it does express generalizations about women and characterizes them as obsessing over tiny details, it has been complimented for its "observational intensity."
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What can I expect from Iliza Shlesinger?
Iliza Shlesinger centers her stand-up shows around topics like being a woman, dating, going out, meeting men and body issues. She tends to make fun of other women, a practice that has landed negative feedback from comedic reviewers and feminists alike. Rather than focus her jokes on herself, she often pokes fun at others.
What is Iliza Shlesinger’s tour setlist like?
Shlesinger combines many sketches and routine bits from her professional career in her stand-up shows. Frequently performed routines include "What’s My Middle Name?," "The Worst Part of Girls Night," "CSI Dating," "Girl GPS," "Hurricane Tammy," "Save the Polar Bears" and "Girls at the Bar."
How long is one of Iliza Shlesinger's performances?
A performance of Iliza Schlesinger’s comedy routine typically runs about one-and-a-half hours. The show includes no intermission. Occasionally, the performer adds an encore of variable length, depending upon the response she gets from the audience.
Will Iliza Shlesinger tour in 2019?
Yes, the comedienne is currently touring the US. Her tour continues through 2020 with dates booked through February currently.