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 #1 on the iTunes charts and was named one of its Top 10 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.
Her next Netflix stand-up special Confirmed Kills was just filmed at The Vic Theatre in Chicago and will premiere in September 2016.
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 London 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 TodayShow USO Tour in Afghanistan, with Jay Leno and Craig Robinson.
Shlesinger’s television credits include hosting the CBS syndicated comedy dating show Excused, for which she filmed 230 episodes, as well as multiple appearances on NBC’S Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central Presents, Today 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 can be currently seen on TBS in her new series “Separation Anxiety” which premiered in March and later in 2016 her short-form scripted comedy series starring herself for ABC Network’s soon-to-be launched digital platform. Recently, Weinstein Books announced it will publish Shlesinger’s first book Girl Logic in the Spring 2017.