Aspen Laugh Festival will present comedian Iliza Shlesinger on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. Iliza is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” Tickets are $45 (Wheeler Wins! pricing available) and are on sale now at the Wheeler Opera House Box Office (970.920.5770/ aspenshowtix.com). The Wheeler Opera House is located at 320 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO.
Originally from Dallas, Iliza Shlesinger moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Emerson College. After winning NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2008, Iliza debuted a one-hour comedy special, War Paint, which reached #1 on the iTunes charts and was named one of its Top 10 Albums of 2013. Her follow-up, Freezing Hot, a Netflix Original Comedy Special, sealed her title as one of the hottest touring acts in America, with Esquire Magazine listing her as one of the top working comedians today. In September 2016, Iliza premiered her latest Netflix special, Confirmed Kills, which finds the comedian in top form, tackling poignant topics while not trading on laughs. She’s currently on her first national theatre tour with “Iliza: The Confirmed Kills Tour.”
Freeform (formerly ABC Family) recently partnered with Iliza to develop her own late night series – a lifelong goal of hers. Additionally, her digital scripted series, Forever 31 is currently streaming on ABC and Hulu and has already been picked up for a second season. In Spring 2017, Weinstein Books published her first book Girl Logic.
Iliza’s stand-up credentials also include headlining the coveted Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and The New York Comedy Festival. As a national headliner, Iliza tours year-round selling out theatres, clubs and colleges. She also participated in the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s personal USO Tour throughout the Middle East and Europe, as well as Al Roker’s “Today Show” USO Tour in Afghanistan, with Jay Leno and Craig Robinson.
Iliza was recently featured in Elle’s “Women in Comedy” issue and her television credits include multiple appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “The Today Show,” as well as hosting 230 episodes for the CBS syndicated show “Excused” and the TBS show “Separation Anxiety.”
Iliza lives in Los Angeles where she spends time making up songs and nicknames for her dog Blanche.
For more about this and other events at the Wheeler, visit www.wheeleroperahouse.com.
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ABOUT WHEELER OPERA HOUSE:
Since 1889, the Wheeler Opera House has been Aspen’s community performance venue and has become the Roaring Fork Valley’s premiere site for concerts, movies, festivals, lectures, community events, opera, and more. In recent years, the Wheeler has been a leader in producing exceptional festivals in Aspen, celebrating the comedy arts, global issues, and the craft of songwriting.