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Comedian, writer takes reality TV leap: Leifer headed to Sarasota for keynote speech
By TIMOTHY R. WOLFRUM, Bradenton Herald - Comedian and screenwriter Carol Leifer took a leap out of her comfort zone by signing up for “Celebrity Apprentice 3.”

There’s no script for how to deal with the psychological puppetry of mogul Donald Trump or the psychosis of the cast.

But Leifer, a 53-year-old veteran who has written for “Seinfeld,” “The Larry Sanders Show” and “Saturday Night Live,” insists her brush with reality television is not a betrayal of her script-writing past.

“Who can say why you watch something,” Leifer said during a phone interview from her home in Santa Monica, Calif. “A show I watch a lot is ‘The Real Housewives’
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'Comics Unleashed' Renewed in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago
PR Newswire (press release) - New York, NY, USA - Entertainment Studios, Inc., the largest independent producer/distributor of first-run syndicated television
programming, announces the renewal of its daily half-hour comedy series "Comics Unleashed" in New York on WCBS, Los Angeles on KABC and in Chicago on WCIU for Fall 2007.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070709/LAM154)

Comics Unleashed has also renewed 17 markets with Clear Channel Television. Offering a solution to broadcast television stations with
declining numbers of off-network sitcoms, "Comics Unleashed" excels as a half-hour daily comedy talk show.Produced and delivered in High Definition, Comics Unleashed was created and developed by Byron Allen, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios,Inc. "I have had the time of my life
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Celebrities : Margaret Cho, Mike Epps, George Wallace, Carol Leifer, Bill Bellamy, Pauly Shore, Rita Rudner, Byron Allen, Tom Green, Tommy Davidson, Tom Arnold, Aries Spears, Wayne Brady, Dane Cook, Cedric the Entertainer, Sinbad, Dennis Miller, Howie Mandel, Jon Lovitz, Adam Carolla, David Alan Grier, Brad Garrett
Categories : Talk Show Hosts, Comedian News
Posted 7/9/2007 12:07:09 AM | Permalink
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Los Angeles Times

The Tonys' chief writer: Dave Boone, award-winning writer of award shows
Los Angeles Times
“There's a dynamic that happens in the writers' room where somebody pitches an area, then it volleys around, finally landing on the best joke,” says multiple Emmy nominee and WGA Award winner Carol Leifer, via email. She's worked with Boone on eight ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Carol Leifer, Jerry Seinfeld's buddy, speaking at MJCCA September 10
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Carol Leifer, a veteran stand-up comic and writer for "Seinfeld" and the Academy Awards, is celebrating her 40th year in show business, going back to her first appearance at the Comic Strip while in college at behest of her friend Paul Reiser. The ...

Forward

Vegan Hanukkah Delights With Carol Leifer And PETA – The Forward
Forward
Funny lady and proud Jew Carol Leifer explains just how easily yummy Hanukkah favorites can be made vegan in this Hanukkah video from our friends at PETA ...

New York Times

Carol Leifer Proves You Don't Have to Be Unhappy to Be Funny
New York Times
The expectations were zero. In 1996, two women were invited by a common friend to share a table at a charity dinner in Los Angeles: Lori Wolf, a gay real estate executive who brought her female date, and Carol Leifer, a high-strung stand-up comic and ...

VegNews

Seinfeld Comedy Writer Puts a Vegan Spin on Hanukkah
VegNews
Stand-up comedienne and writer Carol Leifer—known for her work on Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, and Curb Your Enthusiasm—stars in a new video that promotes an all-vegan Hanukkah celebration. Liefer partnered with animal-rights organization People ...

Out Magazine

Carol Leifer, the Real-Life Elaine from Seinfeld, Marries Partner, Lori Wolf
Out Magazine
Carol Leifer (right) with wife Lori Wolf (left) and their son Bruno. The New York Times published an extended "Vows" column on Carol Leifer, the woman who is reportedly the inspiration for Elaine Benes on Seinfeld, married her partner of 19 years, Lori ...

NEWS.com.au

Meet the woman behind Seinfeld's Elaine Benes
NEWS.com.au
THE character of Elaine Benes in Seinfeld was based on several women but many people believe comedian and writer Carol Leifer was the main inspiration. Is that true, though? “Well, you'd probably have to ask Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David,” Leifer said ...

Variety

Comedienne Carol Leifer Schleps to Sherman Oaks
Variety
YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: It was good ol' real estate yenta Yolanda Yakkeyyak who first snitched to Your Mama that veteran stand-up comedian, writer and producer Carol Leifer and her lady-mate/wife, real estate agent professional Lori Wolf, shelled out $1.26 ...
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