Iliza Schlesinger

Originally from Dallas, Iliza 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. Iliza’s past TV credits include her own half hour special on Comedy Central Presents as well as NBC’S Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, E! Network’s Chelsea Lately, The Soup, NBC’S Last Call with Carson Daily, Showtime’s Pauly Shore and Friends, Showtime’s Bridging the Gap Comedy Festival, The History Channel. She is featured in the comedy documentary I am Comic. Her live stand up resume also includes performing at the coveted Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, hundreds of clubs and colleges, and in various countries for our troops overseas.
Iliza is the host of CBS’ syndicated comedy dating show Excused. She is currently in development for her own late night talk show pilot with VH1 and also writes and stars in her comedy news show The Weakly News which has been running for over four years.

  • #012 Last Week On Earth with Ben Gleib #012: Guest Iliza Shlesinger: "Sexy Valentine's Day Special"

    Feb 14, 2012 - Iliza Shlesinger (Winner of Last Comic Standing, Host of Excused) joins Gleib for his Valentne's Day Special to discuss if women should serve in combat, Miley Cyrus' drastic new change, Syria continuing its crackdown, Nikki Minaj and Chris Brown at The Grammy's, the passing of Whitney Houston, people who treat their dogs weird, if Nicolas Cage is a vampire, fans taking sports more seriously than the players, Kim Kardashian's hot lunch date, Sean Hannity saying Obama didn't want Bin Laden dead, a guy getting death threats over a tweet, Obama's religious birth control reversal, colleges selling bathroom stalls, if stimulating your brain improves memory, and hot topless protestors in Russia. Plus a clip from Gleib's show in Edmonton, twitter answers, and THE THUNDER ROUND! Also, The "Don't Be a D*ck" Pledge is up! Sign it at

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