Interview with Comic Wendy Liebman
Wendy Liebeman has performed stand-up comedy for over 25 years. In 1996, she won the American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-up. Her resume seems endless. Wendy Liebman has appeared on Fallon, Kimmel, Letterman, Ferguson, Leno, and Carson. Also, she was the first comedian to perform on the Rosie O’Donnell show, and she has done two comedy specials, one for HBO and one for Comedy Central. She is also one of Amy Schumer’s favorite comedians.
More television appearances include:
- The Daily Show
- HBO’s Women of the Night
- Politically Incorrect
- Comic Strip Live
- Evening at the Improv
- Caroline’s Comedy Hour
- VH-1’s Stand-up Spotlight
- MTV’s Half Hour Comedy Hour
- Dr. Katz Professional Therapist
- The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn
- Comic Relief VII
- Lifetime’s Six Comics in Search of a Generation
The Los Angeles Times raves, “She’s a master of the throwaway line, making a perfectly rational observation, then adding almost subliminally the punchline which skews everything she has said before.” The Montreal Gazette calls her the “Queen of the Afterthought.” It is this unique delivery style, paired with perfect comedic timing that makes her comedy so original and unforgettable.
In addition to her comedic success, she has earned a B.A. degree in Psychology from Wellesley College. She did psych research at Harvard Medical school. She has authored the book ” Swear to Lily.” She co-hosts a weekly radio program “Unbound” with Terri Nunn on KCSN-FM 88.5 radio Los Angeles. She writes the health-related blog LMAO. In addition to all of this, in 2010 she was clue #23 down on the New York Magazine’s crossword puzzle. As we said earlier, Wendy has an endless resume.
We are a long time fans of this charming lady. It is an honor that she took time out to answer our questions.
Who was the last person you told: “I love you”?
Wendy: My dog. I also just said goodnight to my stepson and said, “I love you.” We are very generous with that phrase around my house. I probably say it 25 times a day. (Sometimes even to myself.)
What will you find in your refrigerator if you looked right now?
When was the last time you cried?
When I wasn’t medicated.
What is the worst tasting thing you have ever eaten?
Bangers and Mash in Cheddar, England. After eating breakfast there I realized I was a really good cook.
In the film of your life, who plays you and what is the title?
When was the last time you had a hangover
2001, too many martinis. With Olives. I rarely drink.
Do you remember the last time you saw a random act of kindness?
No. But I was recently stuck in an airport for 7 hours. They gave us meal vouchers and I had used what I could but I had some left and I gave them to a woman with an infant. It could have been that I was stuck in an airport for 7 hours, but after I gave them to her, I cried. It made me so happy.
If your iPod could only hold 3 songs, what would they be?
Hardest question. Something by Lyle Mays, something by Joni Mitchell, 100 Bottles of Beer on The Wall.
What are you currently reading?
Like Me (Chely Wright’s autobiography), and Twitter.
Describe your happy place?
Big Sur, California.
What is your theme song?
Windy (The Association)
What do you do when you feel sad or depressed?
Call my BFF. Walk my dog. Eat cereal.
Describe the perfect kiss using no more than 5 words?
If I’m not wearing lipstick.
What is your greatest fear?
What is the best dish you can cook?
I make a mean tuna sandwich.
Finally, Do you genuinely feel loved?
All photos by permission of Wendy Liebman’s Facebook page.
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