Lizz’s Bio

As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and Air America Radio co-founder, Lizz Winstead has helped changed the very landscape of how people get their news.

As a performer, Lizz brought her political wit to The Daily Show as a correspondent and later to the radio waves co-hosting “Unfiltered,” Air America Radio’s mid-morning show, where she brought on board hip hop legend Chuck D and political big brain Rachel Maddow.

Recently, Lizz wrote and produced an independent pilot of her Off-Broadway hit, “Wake Up World,” a scathing satire about morning chat shows that Rachel Maddow called, “The funniest thing I have seen in years.”

Known as as one of the top political satirists in America, Winstead is currently touring the country, bringing her razor sharp insights to the stage, and selling out shows from LA to NYC.

Her talents as a comedian and media visionary have been recognized by The New York Times, The Washington PostEntertainment Weekly‘s “100 Most Creative People” issue and has brought numerous television appearances, including on HBO and Comedy Central.

Her weekly segments on “The Ed Show” on MSNBC and HLN’s “The Joy Behar Show” feature her hilarious spin on breaking news.

When Winstead is not on stage, she is blogging regularly at, The Huffington Post and The Top Vlog, as well as working on a book of essays for Riverhead Press due out in 2011.


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  1. Pingback: Political comedy, with Lizz Winstead | Radio Times | WHYY

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