She is the co-creator and former head writer of “The Daily Show” and is one of the founders of Air-America Radio. Her ability to educate, enlighten and at the same time entertain is a rare and impressive talent.
Lizz Winstead has emerged as a critically acclaimed political writer and producer. As a performer, Winstead 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 with citizen of the world and Hip Hop legend Chuck D, and political big brain Rachel Maddow.
Winstead has appeared numerous times on television including HBO's "Women of the Night,""The US Comedy Arts Festival" in Aspen, Comedy Central Presents, and too many basic cable stand-up shows and VH-1 "50 Greatest This" and "100 Greatest That" to mention. As well as writing and producing for air and television, Winstead performs in clubs and theaters across the country in recurring shows like "Shoot the Messenger" at Ace of Clubs. She is also busy filming episodes of her Internet series "Bad Gift Road Show" for Lifetime.
Her comedic talents have been recognized in Entertainment Weekly's 100 Most Creative People issue, and she was nominated Best Female Club Performer by The American Comedy Awards. Winstead is also featured in the film, "American Cannibal."
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.”
Her weekly segments on “The Ed Show” on MSNBC and HLN’s “The Joy Behar Show” feature her hilarious spin on breaking news.
And now Lizz Winstead is hitting the road in support of Planned Parenthood! Lizz's "Planned Parenthood, I Am Here For You" Tour! Her unique talent to educate through humor is a breath of fresh air and in my opinion makes her worthy of her being our WOD.