Iliza Shlesinger

Get to know stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger from the ABC digital original TV show Forever 31. Read her official bio.
Actor Biography

Originally from Dallas, Iliza Shlesinger moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Emerson 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 number one on the iTunes charts and was named one of its Top Ten Albums of 2013. In early 2015, Shlesinger'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. 

Shlesinger's live stand-up resume also includes performing at the coveted Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, and most recently the New York Comedy Festival.  A National Headliner, Iliza tours year-round selling out hundreds of clubs and colleges throughout the US, and Canada. In 2015 she performed a run of successful shows in the U.K. and will return in 2016.  Shlesinger 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.

Shlesinger's TV credits include hosting the CBS syndicated comedy dating show Excused, for which she filmed over two hundred episodes, as well as multiple appearances on NBC'S Tonight Show with Jimmy FallonComedy Central PresentsToday Show, The View, Hollywood Game Night, E! Entertainment's Chelsea Lately, The Soup, NBC'S Last Call with Carson Daly and the TBS show Deal With It.

She recently hosted the TBS game show "Separation Anxiety" and will next be seen in Confirmed Kills, her newest stand up special for Netflix which premieres on September 23.  In Spring 2017, Weinstein Books will publish her first book Girl Logic.

Twitter - @iliza

Instagram - @iliza

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