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Funny In Failure

Jul 10, 2023


Liza Treyger is an actress, comedian, and podcast extraordinaire. Named one of Variety’s “Top Ten Comics to Watch,” Rolling Stone’s “Ten Comics to Watch,” Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” (can you tell, Liza is one to watch) and a comic who 'shines where sex and politics intersect’ by The New York Times.

Liza can be seen in Netflix’s brand-new comedy series “Survival of the Thickest” based on Michelle Buteau’s best-selling book. “Survival of the Thickest” which will debut on Thursday July 13, 2023. In film, Liza can next be seen appearing in “Goodrich” alongside Michael Keaton, Mila Kunis, Andie MacDowell, and Kevin Pollak. 

Additional recent film and television credits for Liza include appearing in Judd Apatow’s “The King of Staten Island”, Jordan Peele’s horror-mystery “Nope”, the Emmy-nominated mini-series “Horace and Pete” alongside Alan Alda, Jessica Lange, Eddie Falco and Steve Buscemi, with appearances on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Lights Out with David Spade,” “Pause with Sam Jay,” “@Midnight”, “Adam Devine’s House Party,” “Chelsea Lately,” with dozens of panelist and game show appearances.  

In stand up, 2015 was a breakout year for Liza hosting her own half hour comedy special for Comedy Central.  The special was also released as an album entitled Glittercheese through Comedy Central Records. Liza went on to appear on “The Degenerates” for Netflix, a collection of half-hour specials (alongside Ms. Pat, Jim Norton, and Nikki Glaser to name a few). She is currently a regular at the Comedy Cellar in New York, and The Comedy Store in LA, and has performed internationally to audiences in Melbourne, Sydney, Athens, Antwerp, Oslo, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin, Amsterdam, and throughout Canada.

Liza also hosts the successful podcast That’s Messed Up: An SUV podcast which averages over half a million monthly downloads. As comedians and amateur detectives, each week Liza and her co-host, Kara Klenk, break down episodes of “Law & Order: SVU” while doing a deep dive into the true crimes they’re based on, and interview on screen talent ranging from big stars to joggers who find the body.

We chat about roasting p0rnstars for br@zzers, her frenemy podcast, ending friendships (for long term happiness), integrity, stand up, being her best, dedication to the audience, her longevity mindset, safety & creeps.

The video footage of this entire chat is now out as well (one day after release)! So check them out on YouTube under Michael Kahan

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