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Who is Iliza Schlesinger?

Iliza Vie Shlesinger was born on 22 February 1983, in Dallas, Texas USA, and is a comedian, initially known for being the winner of the 2008 season of “Last Comic Standing”. She has since been the host of the dating show “Excused”, and comedy game show “Separation Anxiety”.

The Wealth of Iliza Shlesinger

How rich is Iliza Shlesinger? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in her endeavors in the world of entertainment. She now hosts her own late night talk show entitled “Truth & Iliza”, and as she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Iliza grew up in Dallas, and attended Greenhill School where she became a part of the school’s improvisational team, around this time starting to develop an interest in comedy. After matriculating, she attended the University of Kansas, while also performing with ComedySportz Dallas. She participated in Semester at Sea before transferring to Emerson College in Boston, where she focused on studying film, and was a member of the sketch comedy group Jimmy’s Travelin All Stars which would help her improve her editing and writing skills.

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After completing her studies, she moved to Los Angeles in hopes of pursuing a career in stand-up comedy, and became one of the most popular members of the Whiteboy Comedy group in the area, which later helped her get a show at The Improve comedy house located in Hollywood. In 2007 she won the “So You Think You’re Funny” by MySpace, which led her to be featured as the Myspace Girl of the Week.

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Television Career and Comedy Prominence

Shlesinger became a part of numerous television programs, including “Celebrity 100” and “America’s Next Top Producer”, with other credits including “John “Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show”, “Comics Unleashed”, and “History of a Joke”. She also started writing for the website Heavy. In 2008, she became the first woman and the youngest winner of the show “Last Comic Standing” during its sixth season, going head-to-head against other comedians and winning each time, leading her to become a part of The Last Comic Standing Tour.

She then contributed to the History Channel special “Surviving the Holidays”, narrating the 2009 documentary entitled “Imagine It! The Power of Imagination”. The following year, she released the video “Man Up and Act Like a Lady”, and a comedy album entitled “Iliza Live” through her own website, followed by appearing in a comedy video series for Slate. She also started getting numerous hosting opportunities, starting with “The Weakly News” which she was a part of for five years. In 2011, she became the host of “Excused”, which is a reality dating competition series which ran for two years.

Later Work

In 2013, Iliza co-starred in the film “Paradise” which is a reference to the town of Paradise in Las Vegas. The following year, she launched her own podcast entitled “Truth and Iliza”, which featured celebrity guests and personal friends. She then released her first Netflix comedy album and video entitled “War Paint”, and two years later another stand-up special entitled “Freezing Hot”. In 2016 she worked on her third stand-up special entitled “Confirmed Kills”; her fourth special “Elder Millenial” was released in July 2018.
She made a guest appearance as the comic co-host of the StarTalk Radio Show with Neil DeGrasse Tyson in an episode entitled “Cosmic Queries: Galactic Grab Bag”, before creating and starring in the digital comedy series “Forever 31”, then focusing on her late night show entitled “Truth & Iliza”, which began airing in 2017. She also published her own book entitled “Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity”. She was reported to have been sued by a man who was denied admission to one of her girls only shows.

Personal Life and Social Media

In 2017 Shlesinger announced that she was engaged to her boyfriend, who she protected by giving him the pseudonym “Smoky Husky”. His name was confirmed the next year when she married Noah Galuten.

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Similar to numerous comedians, she is highly active online through social media, having accounts associated with Instagram and Twitter. She mainly uses her online platforms to help promote her upcoming shows, including her recent comedy special “Iliza: Elder Millennial”. Aside from her recent special, she also promotes some of her upcoming shows, as well as posting some of her daily endeavors on Instagram.

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