Iliza Shlesinger is up to a little bit of everything these days. Don't believe us? She's already got a comedy series ('Forever 31' on ABC Digital), a new book ('Girl Logic'), and a third Netflix comedy special ('Confirmed Kills')... and now she's developing her own late night talk show to debut on Freeform in 2017. Somehow, the comedian found time in between all this to sit down with Larry King and share her perspectives on comedy, gender, and some of the recent controversies of the presidential election.
Shlesinger has been one of the fresh faces in standup comedy since she won Last Comic Standing in 2008. Her Confirmed Kills tour runs from November 2016 to February 2017 in addition to her plethora of other projects. Shlesinger discusses various parts of her comedic process, from how she chooses her material to what she does when she tells a joke she doesn't like to how she handles hecklers.
The comedian also gets in depth about gender roles and the 'Girl Logic' which serves as the centerpiece of her new book. Shlesinger explains why she tackles the subject of sexual assault, and answers King's questions about female stereotypes, including her opinion on and how women worry about other people's opinions not because they want to, but because they have to. Plus, in a game of If You Only Knew, she reveals her childhood celebrity crush, why she would want to trade places with Donald Trump for a day, and her own favorite comedian-- if she even has one?