Carol Leifer

Stand-Up Comedian Carol Leifer

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Born: July 27, 1956

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Videos

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Hot Country Nights Show 11 Carol Leifer Comedy Performance
Hot Country Nights Show 11 Carol Leifer Comedy Performance Watch
IS -- Comedic writer Carol Leifer talks about her new book
IS -- Comedic writer Carol Leifer talks about her new book Watch
Carol Leifer Talks About Songs from the 60's
Carol Leifer Talks About Songs from the 60's Watch

Works

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Specials (and other video)

2003 Comedy Central Presents Carol Leifer
1992 Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy and Blue
1991 London Underground
1990 Caroline's Comedy Hour
1990 Carol Leifer: Really Big Shoo!
1989 Carol Leifer Comedy Cruis
1988 Carol Doesn't Leifer Anymore
1987 Rodney Dangerfield: Nothin' Goes Right
1983 The 8th Annual Young Comedians Show

Books (by and about)

2014 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying
2009 When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win

Jokes

You know what bugs me? When a woman is expecting and her bonehead husband runs around going, “We’re pregnant!” We’re pregnant. Yeah, and my balls itch pal.

Reviews

generic Dead Frog avatar EJ says:
Delivery: 43211
Material: 43211

My favorite female comic. “...Don’t wash your face with Clorox, oooo and hey, don’t shave with a Ginsu knife…”

Biography

When it comes to the world of comedy, Long Island native Carol Leifer is a major “hyphen”. As a stand-up comedian/writer/producer, Carol has paved a variety of paths in a field where not many female comedians have ventured.

Currently, Carol is penning pilots under deals with both Brad Gray Television and Big Ticket TV. Most recently, Carol served as the executive producer Ellen Degeneres’ show “Ellen Again” and co-executive producer of the Dreamworks/ABC series “It’s Like, You Know”. Most notably, Carol served as a writer and supervising producer on HBO’s critically acclaimed “The Larry Sanders Show” Prior to that, she spent three years writing for the enormously popular “Seinfeld”. Notable episodes credited to her include “The Rye” and “The Lip Reader”, with Marlee Matlin. Her outstanding work on the show led to both Writer’s Guild and Emmy Award nominations.

Carol began her career as a stand up comedian in such well know Manhattan comedy clubs as the Comic Strip, Catch a Rising Star and the Improv. Her “big break” came when David Letterman unexpectedly showed up at the Comic Strip and caught one of her performances. His visit led to twenty-five appearances on NBC’s “Late Night with David Letterman” In addition, Dave also produced Carol’s 1988 Cinemax special entitled “Carol Doesn’t Leifer Anymore”.

Shortly thereafter, Carol wrote, produced and starred in three specials for Showtime: “Carol Leifer Comedy Cruise” (1989) “Really Big Shoo” (1990) and “Gaudy and Bawdy and Blue” in 1992 which was nominated for three cable ACE awards. She also appeared in HBO’s “Young Comedians Special” and the “Rodney Dangerfield Special”.

One of Carol’s greatest career dreams came true when she appeared with Johnny Carson on the & “Tonight Show”. 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”.

Despite her success in television, Carol has remained a fixture on the stand up circuit. “I’ve played every two-bit laugh shack across this great country of ours,” she quips. One highlight of Carol’s roadwork includes opening for Frank Sinatra at Bally’s Las Vegas. He was quoted after the show as saying “I wish my mother had been that funny. I wouldn’t have had to work so hard.”