Comedian and television producer Lizz Winstead created the news parody program “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central as a response to CNN’s paradigm shifting coverage of the first War in Iraq in the early 90s. Since it’s inception the show has become a major source for people’s news despite the fact that it’s a comedy show.
Lizz chats with us about about how The Daily Show was conceived, their original choice for host and wether she ever got an apology from Craig Kilborn about the nasty comment that got him suspended.
Ms Winstead has a had a lot of odd jobs, from working at the Red Barn to the relaunch team for Broadway Production of Grey Gardens She has come up with fantastic taglines for the show including “What’s wrong with snacking on a little cat food in your bathing suit?-Grey Gardens, The Musical” She highly recommends the show so get your tickets now.
It’s funny that Lizz takes us to task (and by surprise) for asking in a previous post why her good friend pornographer Chi Chi LaRue is on OUT Magazine’s “Power 50” Who would have thought that this funny lady has a pornographer as a friend? It turns out they are friends from their days in Minnesota. Lizz lets us know that it might not be that ChiChi has made a gazzillion dollars in skin flicks that put him on the list but rather as top gay pornographer he knows where all the gay bodies are buried.
We like Lizz and what she has to say about the podcast genre. She thinks podcasts are comedically funnier than radio and TV. The word itself is funny and the medium is fresh.
Join us at Lizz Winstead’s upcoming gig at Zanies in Chicago.
Maybe the most important podcast ever made- Feast of Fools.