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Carol Leifer

Carol Leifer

    Award-Winning Comedy Writer
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Fee Range

$15,000 - $20,000

Travels From

California

Bill Maher - Carol Leifer

Bill Maher - Carol Leifer

A trailblazing female in the world of stand-up comedy, Carol Leifer is a sought-after comedy writer and producer who has written for such shows as Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld, The Larry Sanders Show, and the Emmy Award-winning Modern Family, for which she won a 2012 Writers Guild Award. She was most recently a head writer for the 2012 Academy Awards hosted by Billy Crystal, and has appeared on such shows as The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Late Night with David Letterman, Larry King Live, and "The Howard Stern Show."

In her engaging keynote and stand-up presentations, Leifer draws on her natural gifts as a storyteller to weave an interconnected tale that touches on such topics as her Jewish upbringing, her experiences as a woman in the male-dominated entertainment industry, and her coming out as a lesbian at the age of 40. A proud woman's rights advocate, she supports a woman's right to choose (whether it's making health choices, career choices, or personal choices), making her a natural and often requested choice for women's organizations, corporate audiences, and healthcare agencies.

Leifer also shares her unique perspective on life in 2009's acclaimed When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win, a memoir that served as a catalyst for her to share some of her most personal stories, including her coming out, her decision to adopt children with her partner, and her breast cancer scare. In this book as well as in her presentations, she reveals what it was like for her to finally find - and embrace - her "authentic self" and encourages audiences to do the same with her trademark wit and wisdom.

To book comedian Carol Leifer call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying

Comedian and former Seinfeld writer Carol Leifer distills her wisdom from working in show business in her upcoming new book and humorous lecture, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying.

Carol Leifer is a bona fide trailblazer in the male-dominated world of comedy! As a writer, she's written for the best, from Seinfeld and Saturday Night Live to Modern Family and the Oscars. She's starred in five comedy specials on HBO, Showtime, and Comedy Central.

She shares her secrets for success with her witty and hilarious how-to guide for everyone: College graduates just breaking into the job market, women who find themselves frustrated by the "glass ceiling," and for anybody who wants a bigger and better career now. Her lecture is an insightful, hilarious, clean evening of fun for everyone!

Comedy Workshop with Carol Leifer

Have you dreamed of becoming a comedy writer, either as a hobby or a profession? Do you think your company, organization, or students could benefit from an infusion of humor in presentations and seminars?

Then four-time Emmy nominee and best-selling author Carol Leifer is perfect for your group! Book her now for her critically acclaimed writer's workshop.

You will learn:

  • The basics of joke writing and personal essay writing from the woman who's written for Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, and Whoopi Goldberg
  • What makes a funny idea for an episode of a sitcom
  • The behind-the-scenes stories of triumph and tragedy from the woman who's written for Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, and Modern Family
  • Never-before-shared secrets of breaking into the business
  • The art of "pitching" your comedy ideas - in work and everyday life

You'll even have the chance to get up on stage and read your joke or personal essay in front of Carol Leifer for on-the-spot encouragement and direction. By bringing simple exercises to her workshops, Leifer unleashes the funny power that lies in everyone!

When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win: Reflections on Looking in the Mirror

Coming Out: The Guts, the Glory, the Grief

Life on an Everything Bagel: Wisdom & Thoughts on Life from Seinfeld Writer Carol Leifer

How to Handle Everything with the Key Ingredient of Humor

Life, Work & Staying Sane: How Women Find Balance in Today's Chaos

Laughter Really Is the Best Medicine: How Humor Makes You Healthier, Reduces Stress & Helps You Be a PeakPerformer

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