Carol Leifer

Born Jul 27, 1956

Carol Leifer is an American comedian, writer, producer and actor whose career as a stand-up comedian started in the 1970s when she was in college. David Letterman discovered her performing in a comedy club in the 1980s and she has since been a guest on Late Night with David Letterman over twenty-five times as well as numerous other shows and venues. She has written many television scripts including for The Larry Sanders Show, Saturday Night Live, and most notably, Seinfeld.… Read More

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    Ritch Shydner: Veteran Comedian And Chronicler Of The 1980s Comedy Boom
    Huffington Post - Sep 16, 2016
  • Vows: Carol Leifer Proves You Don’t Have To Be Unhappy To Be Funny
    NYTimes - Dec 11, 2015
  • Patton Oswalt: A Closed Letter To Myself About Thievery, Heckling And Rape Jokes
    Huffington Post - Jun 14, 2013
  • Trish Bendix: Best Lesbian Moments Of The Week
    Huffington Post - Nov 09, 2012


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1956 Birth Born on July 27, 1956.


1981 24 Years Old From 1981 to 1987, Leifer was married to comic Ritch Shydner, whose gentile status troubled Leifer's father.
1985 28 Years Old …  She was a writer on Saturday Night Live during the 1985/1986 season. … Read More


1996 39 Years Old In 1996, Leifer met Lori Wolf, a Jewish real estate executive, when they shared a table at a Project Angel Food charity dinner in Los Angeles. … Read More


2005 48 Years Old They moved in together in 2005, and in acclimating herself to Wolf's pets, Leifer became an animal rights activist. … Read More
2006 49 Years Old In 2006 they purchased a $3.2-million, home in the Santa Monica Hills, as part of their preparations to adopt their nine-month-old son, Bruno Leifer-Wolf, who was born in Guatemala in 2007. That year, Leifer proposed to Wolf over dinner at the Palm Restaurant in Beverly Hills. On December 5, 2015, they were married by Rabbi Ron Stern at the Brentwood Country Club in Los Angeles. … Read More


2007 50 Years Old On September 14, 2007, Leifer won an auction for the handwritten notes used by Michael Vick during his apology for his role in dogfighting.
2009 52 Years Old 1 More Event
Her first book of humorous essays, entitled When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists Win was released on March 10, 2009. … Read More
2010 53 Years Old However, she was the first to be eliminated on the premiere episode which aired on March 14, 2010. … Read More
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