- Lizz Winstead
Lizz Winstead (born
August 5, 1961) is a Minnesota-born comedianwho was co-creator of " The Daily Show" along with Madeline Smithberg, and served as head writer. In late 1997, the show's host Craig Kilborntold an off-color joke about Winstead in an " Esquire magazine" interview — saying "If I wanted her to blow me, she would" — [cite web | last = Simmons
first = David Lee | date =
April 1 2003
url = http://www.bestofneworleans.com/dispatch/2003-04-01/ae_feat.html
title = "Fear of Self-Loathing in Los Angeles" | work = Gambit Weekly
publisher = Gambit Communications | accessdate = 2006-06-08] and behind-the-scenes tension led to her leaving the program in early 1998.
Winstead has made multiple appearances as a panelist on shows such as "
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and the public access/ PBSprogram " Mental Engineering" (where she was notably featured in an episode that aired following Super Bowl XXXVIin 2002). In 2002 she and Brian Ungercohosted "O2Be", a satire of network morning programs that was broadcast on the Oxygen network.
March 2005, she was a co-host of " Unfiltered" on Air America Radio, along with Rachel Maddowand Chuck D.
May 2005she has been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post.
July 2007she began producing and hosting a live show in New York Citycalled [http://shootthemessengernyc.com/ Shoot the Messenger] a satirical wrap-up of the week's news as seen through the eyes of six-hour morning show "Wake Up World", and featuring interviews with media notables such as Rachel Maddow, Ted Rall, Paul Rieckhoff, and Mark Crispin Miller.
* [http://www.lizzwinstead.net/ The official Lizz Winstead site/blog]
* [http://members.tripod.com/~lizzland/main.htm Lizzland]
Tripod.com-hosted fan site (last updated 2002)
* [http://shootthemessengernyc.com/ Shoot the Messenger site]
* [http://www.jesterjournal.com/WinsteadShow.htm Review of live show in New York, 2008, Jesterjournal.com]
* [http://www.thekathleenshow.com/Guest/LizzWinstead/tabid/55/xmmid/388/xmid/2687/xmview/2/Default.aspx Lizz Winstead talks about media reform and the creation of The Daily Show]
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