Wendy Liebman Biography
Wendy Liebman is an American stand-up comedian whose standup style involves the use of gently paced, subtle wordplay.
She grew up in Roslyn, Long Island, New York, where she lived in a house at 110 Crescent Lane. Wendy’s earliest performances involved her, her sister, and a neighborhood friend performing the play Rumpelstilskin in their basement.
Wendy Liebman Age
Wendy is 58 years old as of 2019. She was born on February 27, 1961.
Wendy Liebman Husband
Wendy got married to TV producer and writer Jeffrey Sherman on April 12, 2003. Her husband’s father and uncle (Sherman Brothers) wrote film music for Walt Disney in the 1960s. Her husband has two sons from a previous marriage.
Wendy Liebman Stand Up
Wendy began performing stand-up comedy in the Boston area In 1984, after taking a class at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Later in 1996, she won the American Comedy Award for Female Stand-up Comedian of the Year. She has since appeared on Dr. Katz – Professional Therapist, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Larry Sanders Show on HBO, The Tonight Show, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Wendy’s Showtime special, Wendy Liebman: Taller On TV debuted in November 2011 and in May 2012, it was posted on her website as a $5 DRM-free download and later released as an audio download in 2014.
Wendy Liebman AGT Audition
Wendy decided to contest on season nine of America’s Got Talent after an accident she was involved in, in 2014 affected her career.
She was eliminated in the quarterfinals of America’s Got Talent on August 13, 2014. However, on August 15, 2014, judge Howard Stern picked her as a wild card for the season, bringing her to the semi-finals where she was eliminated once more on the September 3 episode.
Wendy Liebman Vs Amy Schumer
In 2016, Wendy accused Amy Schumer of stealing her joke. Below is the joke as told by Went and Amy.
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Favorite response to a heckler or troll?
One time a woman in the audience told me that she was a comedian. Later in the show, she yelled out that she could have written a better punchline to one of my jokes. I said, “And where are you working tonight?”
BRIEFLY describe your worst gig (noting that you survived).
I’ve blocked it out like childbirth. But one time I was performing at a Nike Holiday Party. They had flown me and a friend first class and gave us Nike gear and paid me more for one show than I had made for a year as a secretary. But the show was in a huge room and half the people were playing basketball and about 20 people sat on 6 couches and I was standing on a stage that was 20 feet above the audience and it was just a disaster and I thought to myself, “Just Do It!”
On your deathbed, what transcendent advice would you croak at a young (female/LGBTQI) comedian?
Perform as much as humanly possible. Try new material all the time. Tell the truth.
Best comedy advice you ever got?
I was about to be on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Steven Wright told me just to play to the studio audience, 400 people. Not to the audience at home. That made a lot of sense! Someone else told me to think about my feet touching the floor. And I swear, when I’m grounded, I’m funnier.
Worst comedy advice you ever got?
Sell something after the show like a plastic hamburger (you know, “Wendy’s).
Favorite response to “What’s it like to be a woman in comedy”?
I’ve never been a man in comedy so I don’t know the difference.
How has being funny helped you in your offstage life, either recently or when you were younger?
After college, I moved into a house with really really smart people and I felt really really stupid around them so I made them laugh. I was also really depressed, and I remember thinking, I’d rather make 100 people laugh together than cry by myself.
Was there one person who inspired you to become a comedian? If so, who, why, how?
I used to watch Lily Tomlin on Laugh In and I would do two of her characters for my dad (Ernestine and Edith Ann) and I LOVED making him laugh (I still do). Other performers that shaped my sense of humor: Flip Wilson, Carol Burnett, Cher, Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl) and The Harlem Globetrotters.
Feelings about the word “comedienne”?
As long as the check clears.