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Iliza Shlesinger is a comedian, originally from Dallas, Texas with her own Netflix special as well as TV show, “Excused,” she hosts.

This pretty comedian started her career in school, performing with her class’ improv team. While studying film in Boston, Iliza joined one of the local comedy groups and honed her skills for writing and editing her own material. After graduating, she moved to LA to pursue comedy, and joining a comedy team, The White Boys, which made her successful into the Hollywood Improv.

She has several acting outside of hosting the TV show “Excused,” as well as her appearance on Byron Allen “Comics Unleashed,” one of which includes her latest film in the 2013 Diablo Cody film, “Paradise,” with another actor, Russell Brand.

Iliza Shlesinger Biography

Iliza Shlesinger, the only woman to win NBC’s Last Comic Standing — which is a fairly big deal — she knocked over my bicycle, called a black guy at the bar “dark chocolate,” then proceeded to tell the guy and his friend that she would “drop-kick” them. The 28-year-old Texan and I share a mutual acquaintance, so I had thought she would be on her best behavior. Which, apparently, she was. Iliza Shlesinger gets away with shit like this, you see, because Iliza Shlesinger happens to be both extremely funny and extremely hot.

Great looks, of course, can be a double-edged sword — maybe even triple, if you’re a comedian who happens to be female. Your success is routinely attributed to those great looks, there’s the narcissism thing, and then there are the men who get intimated by women who make them laugh at the same time they make them hard.

“There are two types of men: those who are intimated by a girl like me, and those who are not,” Shlesinger says. “You don’t have to like me, but you don’t have to be a dick about it. And after a lifetime of dealing with this, I’m pretty well-equipped, verbally, to cut anyone down at any time.”

Equipped, certainly. Equal parts Sarah Silverman, Whitney Cummings, Chelsea Handler, and, yeah, sure, Tina Fey, this woman is not want for what Hollywood wants. Though she swears these are recent developments. “Fuck no I wasn’t a ‘hot chick’ in high school,” she says. “I was ‘funny’ and a tomboy and probably a little uncomfortable with my amazing boobs.”

Like most comedians, Shlesinger’s entertainment impulses sprang from discomfort. And, in her case, actual pain. A child of (early) divorce, she rarely saw her father, who re-married in New York. “I always wished my dad was there to intimidate my boyfriends or something,” she says. “It’s supposed to be your dad giving your guys friends the stink-eye for sneaking beer through your house, not your mom.” Shlesinger and her father reunited only recently, when she worked her way up through the L.A. stand-up circuit and filmed a special on Comedy Central. Fred Shlesinger is something of a wannabe comic himself, and his daughter was, needless to say, more successful than he ever was. “I love and hate that my stand-up is what brought us together,” she says. “Sometimes I don’t tell him about auditions because I’ll get calls every day for the next week from him: So! What’s the deal with Fox?! Did ya call them? Did they call you?

And while the calls keep coming — she’s hosting a dating reality show called Excused on CBS and VH1 this fall, and she has in the works a pilot for a late-night talk show — none of this has seemed to make her bitter, onstage or off. Shlesinger’s act is likeably hip, a mix of observational humor and riffs on the eternal politics between men and women.

“It’s so hacky for a woman to get onstage and just bash men,” Shlesinger says, after insisting that she can smell insecurity on those who try to pick her up “at least a mile away.” And yet, she is not a woman who ingratiates herself with men by bashing her own sex, either. “I don’t hate other women.” A pause. “Let me rephrase that: I hate other women and men — people in general can be annoying — but I’ve never disliked a woman for being beautiful.”

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