Wendy Liebman
Wendy Liebman
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About Wendy Liebman
Wendy Liebman has been performing her uniquely timed style of stand-up comedy since 1984, and is the only person in her family in show business. "My mother is a ventriloquist-But not professionally. For ten years I thought the dog was telling me to kill my father." Waiting a beat, she adds, "I got my brother to do it." Wendy's stock in trade is the one-liner with the subliminal afterthought. The effectiveness of her technique lies largely in the unexpectedness of her timing. The punchline invariably falls after the joke seems to be over. In 1990, Wendy won the Johnnie Walker Red Comedy compition. It was this performance that she caught the eye of the talent coordinator of the Tonight Show, Who invited her to be one of Johnny Carson's guests the following week. Since then Wendy has been a regular on The Late Show with David Letterman, and has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. With the introduction "When we sat down to decide who the first comedian on the show should be, only one name came to mind...the funniest female comedian on the circuit, Wendy Liebman!" Rosie O'Donnell introduced Wendy onto her new show on June 12, 1996. Wendy has also been seen on Politicallly Incorrect, Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist, Louie Anderson's Comedy Showcase, The Daily Show, HBO's Women of the Night, The Ru Paul Show, Comic Relief VII, Comic Strip Live, VH-1 Stand-up Spotlight, Evening at the Improv, Carolines Comedy Hour and MTV's Half Hour Comedy. In 1996, Wendy starred in her own HBO Comedy Half Hour special, one of the highest rated comedy half hours in HBO's history. In 1997, Wendy was crowned Best Female Stand-up Comic at the American Comedy Awards. Also in 1997, Wendy hosted the 40th Annual New York Emmy Awards. In 1998, Wendy Starred in her own Pulp Comics special on Comedy Central. In 1999, Wendy made her sixth appearance on the Letterman. Wendy Has just signed a deal with Columbia Tri-star to develop her own animated television series and continues to tour the country!