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Carol Leifer Tells How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

For years, television comedy was an exclusive all boys’ club—until comedian Carol Leifer blazed a trail for funny women everywhere. She’s written for and/or performed on “Late Night with David Letterman,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Seinfeld,” “The Ellen Show,” and “Modern Family.” She tells us about her three-decade journey through show business, illuminating her many triumphs and some missteps along the way—and offering valuable lessons for women and men in any profession. Her book How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying is part memoir, part guide to life, and offers tips and tricks for getting ahead and finding your way.

Guests:

Carol Leifer

Comments [4]

jgarbuz from Queens

Tracy Ullman is absolutely the funniest female comedienne I've seen in my 65 years of watching TV. She's the most unbelievable, even surpassing Carol Burnett, Lily Tomlin, Lucille Arnaz by a long shot. Easily my favorite of all times.

Apr. 08 2014 01:52 PM

Who does Liefer think would be good for Letterman's job? I'm thinking it will be someone now in stand-up who wants to stay put for a while. Chris Rock...mebbe Seinfeld.

Apr. 08 2014 01:51 PM
Dennis Dinzeo from Las Vegas, NV

I discovered late in life that everyone has an opinion but real prophets write comedy.

Apr. 08 2014 01:50 PM
Stephen from Manhattan

Love Carol Leifer! Didn't know her father was an optometrist. I still remember one of her great jokes from her stand-up routine. She said that she found dating an optometrist was very annoying because the sex was bad. He'd keep asking, Better like this, or better like this?

Apr. 08 2014 01:45 PM

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