It's a Whirlwind Winstead Weekend! | Live Wire Radio
If you were hoping to spend the weekend with Lizz Winstead, writer, comic, co-creator of The Daily Show, well, you're in luck!

Lizz is coming to Portland for our show Friday 6/3, which is fun enough. (More info on that here.) But wait, THERE'S MORE. On 6/4, Lizz will perform her new standup show at the Alberta Rose (get tickets here.) But wait, THERE'S EVEN MORE!

What's the point of a writer's workshop if you don't come out of it actually having written something? And what if that something were a show? That you performed? THE NIGHT OF THE WORKSHOP? 

Holy cripes. Is it a lesson in working under a deadline? Uh, yeah. Is it a once-in-a-lifetime chance to have the former Head Writer of the Daily Show be your head writer and director for a day? Pretty much. Will it be a crazy, intense day of learning and work? Absolutely. You should come!

Date: Sunday, 6/5
Time: 12-8 workshop, 8 p.m. SHOW!
Cost: $75
Sign up here!


As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and Air America Radio co-founder, Lizz Winstead is one of the top political satirists in America. As a performer, Lizz 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, where she brought on board Hip Hop legend, Chuck D and political big brain Rachel Maddow.

Lizz's talents as a comedian and media visionary have been recognized by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly's 100 most Creative People issue and has brought numerous television appearances, including Comedy Central Presents, weekly segments on The Ed Show on MSNBC and The Joy Behar Show on Headline News and is blogging regularly at The Huffington Post.

Currently Lizz is developing shows for television, touring the country with her standup and writing a book of personal essays for Riverhead Press due out in late 2011.