I grew up in New York, Long Island, Roslyn Heights, 110 Crescent Lane. My mother said I was always funny -- my lemonade stand had a two-drink minimum.
I studied psychology in college (Wellesley '83) and was planning on becoming a therapist, but in 1985 I took a class called "How To Be A Stand-up Comedian" at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, and that changed everything. (My teacher was Ron Lynch.)
Since then I have performed on Carson, Letterman, Leno, Fallon, Kimmel, Ferguson, and Hollywood Squares, at colleges and events, and in comedy clubs throughout North America and England.
In 1997 I received the honor of Best Female Stand-up Comedian by the American Comedy Awards.
I've starred in specials for HBO, Showtime, and Comedy Central, and was a Semi-Finalist on NBC's America's Got Talent (I was Howard Stern's wildcard pick).
I live in Los Angeles, with my husband Jeffrey Sherman, and two rescued Jindo dogs, Jemma and Jackson, who are as trainable as a carrot.
I have two older phenomenal stepsons who still remind me that I once served them a salad with a paper towel in it.
My hour special, "Wendy Liebman: Taller On TV" is available on Amazon.
Other things about me:
After being rejected from a creative writing class in college, I told a friend I was never going to write again, not even a check. And that morphed into one of my first jokes: "I'm a writer. I write checks. Mostly fiction."
Feel free to download a PDF of my unpublished book, SWEAR ON LILY, a collection of my thoughts and jokes, by clicking the cover. And feel free to make a donation ($10 suggested)!