Iliza Shlesinger will perform in Australia in December including an appearance for AAMI Just For Laughs Sydney.
In May 2017 Iliza achieved a lifelong goal when she launched Truth & Iliza, her very own late-night talk show on Freeform (formerly ABC Family). The self-styled talk show is a cross between social commentary, politics, pop culture and Iliza’s specific brand of feminism. Later in the same year, she had her first book, Girl Logic, released.
Originally from Dallas, Iliza moved to Los Angeles after graduating from college. She is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Her debut one-hour comedy special, War Paint, reached #1 on the iTunes charts and was named one of its Top 10 Albums of 2013. Iliza’s follow-up, Freezing Hot, a Netflix Original Comedy Special, sealed her title as one of the hottest touring acts in America, with Esquire Magazine listing her as one of the top working comedians today. In 2016, Iliza premiered her Netflix special, Confirmed Kills, which finds the comedian in top form, tackling poignant topics while not trading on laughs.
Iliza writes and stars in her comedy news show, The Weakly News on thestream.tv which has been running for over four years. Additionally, her digital scripted series Forever 31 streaming on ABC has been picked up for a second series.
Iliza’s stand-up credentials also include headlining the coveted MontrealJust For Laughs Festival and The New York Comedy Festival. As a national headliner, Iliza tours year-round selling out theatres, clubs, and colleges. She also participated in the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s personal USO Tour throughout the Middle East and Europe, as well as Al Roker’s Today Show, USO Tour in Afghanistan, with Jay Leno and Craig Robinson.
Iliza was recently featured in Elle’s Women in Comedy issue and her television credits include multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with James Corden, E!’s Chelsea Lately, The Soup, as well as hosting 230 episodes for the CBS syndicated show Excusedand the TBS show Separation Anxiety.
Iliza lives in Los Angeles where she spends time making up songs and nicknames for her dog Blanche. And….she wants you to tweet her