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Encyclopedia > Lizz Winstead

Lizz Winstead (born August 5, 1961) is a Minnesota-born comedian who was co-creator of The Daily Show along with Madeleine Smithberg, and served as head writer. Then-host Craig Kilborn made an offensive comment about Winstead in late 1997, and behind-the-scenes tension led her to leave the program in early 1998. She later remarked that TDS became funnier after she left, which might be in part to the work of current host Jon Stewart. August 5 is the 217th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (218th in leap years), with 148 days remaining. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty Official languages None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ... A comedian (also comedienne, female) is a person who attempts to make people laugh through a variety of methods, normally through joke telling, or a stream of funny banter. ... Logo for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, also known as TDS to fans and staffers) is a half-hour satirical fake news program produced by and run on the Comedy Central cable television network in the United States. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Craig Kilborn (born August 24, 1962 in Hastings, Minnesota) is an American comedian and talk show host. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Jon Stewart Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz on November 28, 1962 in Trenton, New Jersey), is an American comedian, actor, author, and producer, best known as host of The Daily Show. ...


Winstead has made multiple appearances as a panelist on shows such as Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and the public access/PBS program Mental Engineering (where she was notably featured in an episode that aired following Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002). Until March 2005, she was a co-host of Unfiltered on Air America Radio, along with Rachel Maddow and Chuck D. On May 24, 2005, it was reported by the New York Post that Winstead was suing AAR for $300,000 in back pay. Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn was a talk show on Comedy Central. ... Public access television is a cable television service that allows members of the public to use a cable companys facilities and equipment to create and broadcast their own content. ... PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... Mental Engineering was a PBS television series where host John Forde led a panel discussion that did critical—and humorous—analysis of TV commercials. ... Super Bowl XXXVI was the 36th Super Bowl, the championship of American football. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... For the MTV show, see UNfiltered. ... Logo of Air America Radio, a liberal, U.S. radio network and program syndicator Air America Radio is a liberal radio network and program syndication service in the United States, launched on March 31, 2004, which features a liberal, left-wing or progressive point of view and specializes in hosts... Rachel Maddow is a progressive political activist and radio host. ... A youthful Chuck D. Carlton Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960), best known by the pseudonym Chuck D, is a rapper, composer, actor, author, radio personality and producer. ... The first edition of The New York Post of July 6, 2004 The New York Post is the oldest continuously-published newspaper in the United States. ...


Since May 2005 she's been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... The Huffington Post is a group weblog and news site started by Arianna Huffington on May 9, 2005. ...


External links

  • The official Lizz Winstead site/blog (http://www.lizzwinstead.net)
  • Lizzland (http://members.tripod.com/~lizzland/main.htm) fan site (last updated 2002)
  • Lizz Winstead (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0935540/) at the Internet Movie Database
  • Rotten: The Daily Show (http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/daily-show/) (Warning: Rotten.com contains offensive material in some areas, although this page is quite clean)

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Lizz Winstead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (241 words)
Lizz Winstead (born August 5, 1961) is a Minnesota-born comedian who was co-creator of The Daily Show (TDS) along with Madeline Smithberg, and served as head writer.
Winstead has made multiple appearances as a panelist on shows such as Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and the public access/PBS program Mental Engineering (where she was notably featured in an episode that aired following Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002).
On May 24, 2005, it was reported by the New York Post that Winstead was suing Air America for $300,000 in back pay.
washingtonpost.com: Making A Left at The Mike (1814 words)
Winstead is overseeing a staff of 11 comedy writers who are churning out produced bits for all the shows.
Winstead is planning a routine called "Waking Robert Reich," where she calls the former labor secretary at 3 a.m.
Winstead's most recent project was a satirical morning show for the Oxygen cable network.
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