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Lakeshore Theater
3175 N. Broadway St. Chicago, IL 60657
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 2 members
Review from Harold Shabelman
50 events 7 reviews

Did not expect a book reading but it got more funny and interesting as the evening went on.

reviewed Aug 04 2007 report as inappropriate
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Carol Leifer is an internationally acclaimed comic, comedy writer and producer. She spent three years writing for “Seinfeld” eventually going on to produce, which earned her both Writers Guild and Emmy Award nominations. Carol Leifer, comedian Carol was the real-life inspiration for the Elaine character played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Her most notable episodes of “Seinfeld” include “The Rye,” “The Beard” and “The Lip Reader” (with Marlee Matlin). Carol served as a writer and supervising producer on HBO’s critically-acclaimed “The Larry Sanders Show.” In 1998, she made her television starring debut on The WB’s “Alright, Already.” She was the Co-Executive Producer of the ABC sitcom “It’s, Like, You Know,” starring Jennifer Grey. A native of Long Island, NY, Carol began her career in the late 1970s as a stand-up comedian, performing in well-known Manhattan comedy clubs such as The Comic Strip, Catch a Rising Star and The Improv. Her big break came when David Letterman unexpectedly saw her perform, which led to 25 appearances on “Late Night with David Letterman.” In addition, Letterman also produced her 1988 Cinemax special, “Carol Doesn’t Leifer Anymore.” Leifer also wrote, produced and starred in three Showtime specials: “Carol Leifer Comedy Cruise” (1989), “Really Big Shoo” (1990) and the three-time CableACE Award-nominated “Gaudy, Bawdy and Blue” (1992). In addition, she appeared in HBO’s “Young Comedians Special” and “The Rodney Dangerfield Special.” A fixture on the stand-up circuit, Carol Leifer has also been a frequent guest on numerous television shows including: “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist,” Politically Incorrect," “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder.” She also hosted four seasons of A&E’s “Caroline’s Comedy Hour,” as well as guest-hosted for the cable series “Talk Soup” and the late night talk show “Later.”

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