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Feel free to download a PDF of my unpublished book, SWEAR ON LILY, a collection of my thoughts and jokes, by clicking the cover.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)!
“Wendy was the absolutely perfect comedian for our event. She had the corporate audience of 300 people laughing for over an hour. My client was blown away by the fact that Wendy did her research on the company, referenced the brand in her routine and tailored her stand-up to best connect with the audience. After the show, she was incredibly personable meeting with corporate execs and VIPs. I would book her again in an instant.”
- Eric Arnold
National Director Events & Production
Kerr Entertainment Group