One of the funniest women you’ll ever see, she’s a comedian who puts on quite a show. Here’s everything to know about Iliza Shlesinger, including her net worth!
Meet Iliza Shlesinger
Iliza Shlesinger is an American comedian, best known for being the 2008 winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. She currently hosts a late-night talk show called Truth & Iliza on Freeform. Shlesinger became interested in the world of comedy early on in high school. She had joined her high school’s improv team called ComedySportz. This infatuation with comedy continued throughout Shlesinger’s college career where she became a member of the campus comedy sketch group, Jimmy’s Traveling All Stars. Additionally, in Jimmy’s Traveling All Stars she was given the chance to perfect her writing/editing skills. Shortly after graduating from college, she moved to Los Angeles. At this point was where Shelsinger began to pursue her love of stand-up comedy. After graduating from college and moving to L.A. was when she joined the WhiteBoy Comedy group, which consisted of stand-up comedians. She was one of the most popular comedians in that group, and her talents eventually brought her to the The Improv at Hollywood. In addition to these accomplishments, she won MySpace’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ contest back in 2007 and was then featured as the MySpace Girl of the Week. Talk about a throwback! Shortly after these small but life-changing successes, Shelsinger found herself being credited on television as well. This includes E! Network’s Forbes Celebrity 100, TV Guide’s America’s Next Top Producer, and Comedy Central Presents Season 14, Episode 18. After her big break in the entertainment business, her career had begun to soar was when she became the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2008. This was when Shelsinger’s career really took off!
‘Excused’ was an American dating show hosted by Shlesinger herself. The show only ran for two seasons but did fairly well in ratings. There were a couple different segments within one episode of Excused to help choose the best possible suitor. Similar to any other dating show these days, the suitors are narrowed down to two before the lucky one is chosen, hence why it had such a short run. However, we can’t ignore Shlesinger’s impeccable eye for great comedic highlights during the show’s run!
‘Separation Anxiety’ was a game show hosted by Shlesinger on TBS back in 2016. The game ‘Separation Anxiety’ is exactly what its name suggests! A participating couple is under the assumption that they are both in a game show to win a monetary prize. However, once they arrive, they are told that one person will play now and the other person will play later, hence the name Separation Anxiety. Part of the show consists of seeing how much the couples actually know one another. Talk about anxiety!
War Paint, Freezing Hot, and Confirmed Kills
‘War Paint’, ‘Freezing Hot’, and ‘Confirmed Kills’ are all part of Iliza Shlesinger’s comedy specials. ‘War Paint’ was part of Shlesinger’s very first comedy album that was released in 2013. Both ‘Freezing Hot’ and ‘Confirmed Kills’ were part of a live stand-up special that took place in different theaters for her comedy runs. ‘Confirmed Kills’ did so well that it landed a spot on Netflix in 2016!
NBC’s Last Comic Standing
In 2008, Shlesinger became the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, further crediting her amazing prowess when it comes to simply making people laugh. NBC’s Last Comic Standing is a reality TV show that is literally a comedy contest, where people compete to be, you guessed it, the last comic standing.
Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity
‘Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity’ was a book that was written by Shlesinger and was published at the end of 2017. The book is essentially a collection of comedic essays and observations from a woman’s standpoint on life, from friendships, to relationships, to everything in between. The book has done remarkably well on Goodreads, ranking at a 4.2 out of 5.
Iliza Shlesinger Net Worth
Iliza Shlesinger has an estimated net worth of $1M! Her net worth is estimated around the amount of property, cars, among other assets that Iliza owns as of 2017. Wow!
Facts About Iliza Shlesinger
There’s a lawsuit filed against her!?
Yup. In December 2017, it was reported that the comedian was being sued by a man who was denied admission into her show because of his sex. Merry Christmas?
She went to school for film
Shlesinger originally began her collegiate studies at the University of Kansas, but soon transferred to Emerson College to study film. She eventually graduated from Emerson before moving to L.A.
She brings her dog, Blanche, everywhere with her
Her dog was even a GUEST STAR on her show! Talk about puppy love.
As a comedian and entertainer, Shlesinger has definitely proven herself to be on the top of the food chain when it comes to popularity. Whether you like her or you don’t, you can’t deny that she has come a long way in the pursuit of her dreams and aspirations. She’s seriously killing it! Iliza Shlesinger was active all throughout 2017 in various aspects of her career. We can expect more from her in 2018, including a cameo in the “John Pinette: I Go Now” documentary that she is currently filming. It is due to be released sometime in 2019!