Carol Leifer
Carol Leifer
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.
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Ritch Shydner: Veteran Comedian And Chronicler Of The 1980s Comedy Boom
Huffington Post - 5 months
Comedian Ritch Shydner All photos courtesy of Ritch Shydner Ritch Shydner's new book, "Kicking Through The Ashes: My Life as a Stand-up in the 1980s Comedy Explosion", has just been published. In the 1980s, Ritch made numerous appearances on TV, including "Late Night with David Letterman" and "The Tonight Show" with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. He did an HBO half-hour special, "One Night Stand." He played Al Bundy's co-worker on "Married with Children", and made guest appearances on many other TV shows, such as "Designing Women" and "Roseanne." Ritch was able to translate his modest success on TV into an obscure film career, appearing in Steve Martin's, "Roxanne," and Eddie Murphy's, "Beverly Hills Cop II," before moving on to minor roles on smaller pictures. Ritch wrote for sitcoms such as "Roseanne", "The Jeff Foxworthy Show," and HBO's "The Mind of the Married Man." He wrote material for Jeff Foxworthy's Grammy-nominated comedy albums, "Totally Committed," and "Big ...
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Vows: Carol Leifer Proves You Don’t Have to Be Unhappy to Be Funny
NYTimes - about 1 year
The comedian was surprised to fall in love with Lori Wolf, a real estate executive. They were married in a ceremony attended by Jay Leno, Larry David, and Bill Maher.
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Patton Oswalt: A Closed Letter to Myself About Thievery, Heckling and Rape Jokes
Huffington Post - over 3 years
1. Thievery "Develop a little self-righteousness. A lot of that is an ugly thing, God knows, but a little spread over all your scruples is an absolute necessity!" -- Glen Bateman, in Stephen King's The Stand It's not the thievery. It's the goddamned theorizing. When I started doing comedy - back in 1988 - I did a joke one night, at an unpaid open mike, that killed. It killed. I wasn't used to having anything in my set, in those first few months of shows, get any response from an audience other than a hard blink and an impatient sigh. There's a dopamine rush, for a comedian, when you cobble a thought out of thin air, when you arrange words not as a sentence but suddenly, as a joke. A for-real, plucked-from-your-skull joke. Something you created which, when you reach the part you want the audience to laugh at? And then...holy shit! They actually laugh? That's the spike in the vein that sets the compass for your life. Well, I'd gotten a taste. I wanted more. T ...
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Trish Bendix: Best Lesbian Moments Of The Week
Huffington Post - over 4 years
AfterEllen.com is Logo's site for lesbians and bisexual women in entertainment and media, which means we pride ourselves on knowing all kinds of Sapphic pop-culture facts. Each week we share some of the best tidbits on The Huffington Post in our series "Best Lesbian Week Ever." Here's who and what was on our raging gay radar this week. Wisconsin FTW: Well, it's pretty clear that Tammy Baldwin is the big winner. As the first out lesbian ever elected to the U.S. Senate, she's having the best lesbian week ever, which means we are, too! Four more years!: Being referred to as "an angry young man" by a Fox anchor doesn't necessarily make for a good week, but it's probably a tiny blip on Rachel Maddow's radar this week, as she had an election to worry about. Her election coverage on MSNBC made her far and away the number-one woman to watch on Tuesday night, and all year long, for that matter. Give her a hand: Out actress Sarah Paulson deserves an Emmy for her work on America ...
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Fox Turns 25: J.J. Abrams & More Look Back
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
In celebration of Fox's 25th anniversary, the youngest of the Big Four broadcast TV networks is gathering its biggest stars to look back on the quarter-century of lots of laughs and plenty of drama that all started on April 5, 1987. The alt-nuclear family of "Married ... With Children," "Ally McBeal" herself, Calista Flockhart, the heartthrobs of "Beverly Hills, 90210," Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny of "The X-Files," the flashback friends of "That '70s Show" and many more will reminisce on Sunday in a special will be there to pay tribute to Fox's most memorable moments. But before "Fox's 25th Anniversary Special," hosted by none other than Ryan Seacrest, kicks off on Sunday, April 22 at 8 p.m. on Fox, HuffPost TV reached out to some of the industry's finest to look back on the network. HuffPost TV asked those who helped shape Fox (from "Lost's" J.J. Abrams and "24's" Howard Gordon), those who were in front of the camera and those who were fans from the get-go (o ...
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The Week in Pop: My pop-culture picks (and yours!) of the week - USA Today
Google News - over 5 years
I'm also listening to: I liked the Carol Leifer interview on WTF. Still liking the Wild Flag album. And oh, please listen to my podcast! I'm quite proud of this week's mix -- I truly love all the songs on here
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Comedian Carol Leifer featured at second annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest - This Dish Is Veg
Google News - over 5 years
Comedian, writer, producer and vegan Carol Leifer will be the star attraction at the second annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest—Tampa's only vegetarian/vegan festival. Leifer, who will be speaking to festival attendees about her vegan lifestyle, famously said
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2nd Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest Set For October 15 Will Star Comedian Carol ... - MarketWatch (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
The event will star Carol Leifer -- the LA-based comedian and former writer for Saturday Night Live and Seinfeld who has frequently appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Real Time with Bill Maher and The Oprah Winfrey Show
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Morning Brew - Monday, August 22: Rosie O'Donnell on "Curb Your Enthusiasm ... - AfterEllen.com
Google News - over 5 years
Carol Leifer and Wanda Sykes guest star often and last night's episode featured Rosie O'Donnell in a hilarious face off with Larry David. Here they fight over the same girl and decide she must be bisexual, after she gave her number to both of them
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Deep Inside Hollywood - pride source.com
Google News - over 5 years
Also on deck is "Ballet Beach," about a dance troupe in Miami Beach stretching their physical and emotional limits, along with the Carol Leifer sitcom "Out in the Burbs." Leifer's not the only TV vet (she was a "Seinfeld" writer and co-producer) behind
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Tilda Swinton, Adam Lambert and Barbra Streisand - Windy City Times
Google News - over 5 years
Out in the Burbs is a sitcom about lesbian comedian Carol Leifer and her partner, Patrice while Big Loud Lisa is a docuseries that follows newlywed comedian Lisa Lampanelli and her husband. Design My Dog is a studio-based reality-competition show that
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Celebrity birthdays on July 27 - MiamiHerald.com
Google News - over 5 years
Comedian Carol Leifer is 55. Country singer Stacy Dean Campbell is 44. Singer Juliana Hatfield is 44. Actor Julian McMahon (“Profiler”) is 43. Comedian Maya Rudolph is 39. Drummer Abe Cunningham of Deftones is 38. Singer Pete Yorn is 37
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7/27 Peach Buzz: Sci-fi bromance to be filmed in Atlanta - Access Atlanta
Google News - over 5 years
Comedian-actress-writer Carol Leifer is 55. Comedian Bill Engvall is 54. Jazz singer Karrin Allyson is 49. Country singer Stacy Dean Campbell is 44. Rock singer Juliana Hatfield is 44. Actor Julian McMahon is 43. Comedian Maya Rudolph is 39
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Celeb birthdays for the week of July 24-30 - San Francisco Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Comedian Carol Leifer is 55. Country singer Stacy Dean Campbell is 44. Singer Juliana Hatfield is 44. Actor Julian McMahon ("Profiler") is 43. Comedian Maya Rudolph is 39. Drummer Abe Cunningham of Deftones is 38. Singer Pete Yorn is 37
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Logo Unveils Four New Shows In Production! - Instinct Magazine (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
1) "Out in the Burbs is a half-hour, single camera comedy created by and starring Carol Leifer with her partner named Patrice. It's all about modern America, and marriage, and love, and, well, the suburbs." Well doesn't this sound thrilling
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Carol Leifer
    FIFTIES
  • 2010
    Age 53
    However, she was the first to be eliminated on the premiere episode which aired on March 14, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Leifer joined the Seinfeld writing staff during its fifth season (1993–94), and wrote six episodes for the show between then and its seventh season (1995–96). She has been dubbed "the real Elaine", as the series' character, Elaine Benes, was partially based on her. She has won four Emmy Awards for her work on the series. Her episodes, listed chronologically, are: Season five Season six Season seven Lefier has written for several Academy Awards shows, including the 84th Academy Awards in 2012.
  • 2009
    Age 52
    Leifer began filming as a contestant for the third season of Celebrity Apprentice in October 2009.
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    Her first book of humorous essays, entitled When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists Win was released on March 10, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details In it, she discusses the moment she discovered she might be gay and how her life has changed for the better.
  • 2007
    Age 50
    On September 14, 2007, Leifer won an auction for the handwritten notes used by Michael Vick during his apology for his role in dogfighting.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 49
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In attendance were Jane Lynch, Larry David, Bill Maher, Garry Shandling, Henry Winkler, Larry Miller, Jay Leno and Paul Reiser. Leifer has become vegan, saying "I recently became vegan because I felt that as a Jewish lesbian, I wasn’t part of a small enough minority. So now I’m a Jewish lesbian vegan."
  • 2005
    Age 48
    They moved in together in 2005, and in acclimating herself to Wolf's pets, Leifer became an animal rights activist.
    More Details Hide Details It was for this reason that she chose North Shore Animal League as her charity when she appeared in The Celebrity Apprentice.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1996
    Age 39
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Although Leifer had identified as heterosexual up until then, she later contacted Wolf through the host of their table, though Wolf initially rebuffed Leifer's overtures because Wolf was in a relationship at the time. Wolf contacted Leifer weeks later, after Wolf had ended her relationship, and began one with Leifer.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 28
    She was a writer on Saturday Night Live during the 1985/1986 season.
    More Details Hide Details She has performed on Late Night with David Letterman 25 times, but has only been on his show once since 1992. Leifer has also appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Dr. Katz, Politically Incorrect, Hollywood Squares, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Her hosting duties have included four seasons of A&E's Caroline's Comedy Hour, as well as guest stints on Talk Soup and Later. She has written for the Academy Awards for most of the 21st century. Leifer starred in, created and executive-produced the WB sitcom Alright Already, called one of the "10 Best New Shows of the New Season" by the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. Despite good reviews, the show only ran one season. Her stand-up experience includes opening for Jerry Seinfeld and Frank Sinatra. Sinatra praised Leifer as "one funny broad!" and "I wish my mother had been that funny – I wouldn't have had to work so hard." She continues working the stand-up circuit and is reportedly writing an original picture for DreamWorks. Additionally, Leifer is a writer and co-executive producer on the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement.
  • 1981
    Age 24
    From 1981 to 1987, Leifer was married to comic Ritch Shydner, whose gentile status troubled Leifer's father.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1956
    Born
    Born on July 27, 1956.
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