• Iliza Shlesinger snags ‘Forever 31’ deal with ABC

    Iliza Shlesinger, who’s profile has risen dramatically over the past few years, has been tapped by ABC to develop a series titled Forever 31, based on the comedian’s life as a touring comedian. Shlesinger, who will turn 32 in February, will write the script and co-executive produce while former Sex And The City scribe Cindy Chupak will supervise. Last year Shlesinger released her stellar hour-long comedy special War Paint via

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    Patton Oswalt, George Lopez, Wanda Sykes set to headline Gilda’s LaughFest

    Patton Oswalt, George Lopez, Wanda Sykes and Bo Burnham are just a few of the headliners that will descend on Grand Rapids between March 5-15, 2015 for the fifth annual Gilda’s LaughFest, organizers announced this morning. Other comedians set to perform are Pete Holmes (who’ll perform two stand-up shows and record a live podcast), Whose Line is it Anyway stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, Brian Posehn, Lavell Crawford, Billy

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    Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Joy Behar, 11 more headlining Las Vegas comedy series ‘Lipshtick’ at Venetian

    Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Susie Essman, Joy Behar and 10 other stellar comedians will be part of The Venetian Las Vegas’ new all-female comedy series Lipshtick. Get it— because “shtick” is sort of a synonym for comedy and because girls LOVE lipstick? You may be asking yourself, why not just book these amazing comedians without creating an issue out of the fact none of them have dicks? Well, luckily John

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    South By Southwest comedy, day 3: Todd Barry, Iliza Shlesinger, Pete Holmes

    AUSTIN – Day 3 of South by Southwest was tightly packed with more comedy delights. Like a really, really thick sausage that kind of sprays hot juice on you when you bite into it because the casing is so strained and taut from the vast amounts of meat inside. (Side note: I haven’t had lunch yet. Too obvious?) Anyway. My Monday kicked off with a special preview screening of Billy

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    Comedian Iliza Shlesinger on bridge trolls, going naked and confidence (Laughspin interview)

    Winning Last Comic Standing is a blessing and a curse. The blessing, of course, is that as a comedian you’ve scored a tremendous amount of face time on prime time network television. The curse comes in the form of outside pressure to go on and prove you’re not just a flash in the pan. For Iliza Shlesinger, who won season six of the NBC competition series in 2008, it has

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    Watch comedian Iliza Shlesinger’s emotional video about September 11

    Following up her lengthy Facebook post from early this morning, comedian Iliza Shlesinger just uploaded this video about her thoughts on the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. “I don’t think this video is going to change anything, but as an artist, I guess I feel the need to express myself,” she says, clearly emotional. Watch the full video below. Be sure

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    The Laughspin interview with Iliza Shlesinger

    She may look like the cute girl next door, but don’t try to get fresh with Iliza Shlesinger. The comedian packs a devastatingly honest punch, which she currently uses to break the bad news to the contestants on her new television dating show Excused premiering Sept 12 (check your local listings). She was also the youngest person and the only woman to win NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Shlesinger is already

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