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Carol Leifer            

Award-Winning Writer, Author, Actress & Standup Comedian

Carol Leifer is an author, award-winning writer, actress and stand-up comedian. In her own words, she loves making people laugh.

She is a writer and consulting producer for HBO’s "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Carol has been nominated for four Emmy Awards for her work on the landmark television shows "Seinfeld," "The Larry Sanders Show" and "Saturday Night Live" and the prestigious Writers Guild Award for her work on "Modern Family."

The star of five comedy specials that aired on HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central, Leifer holds the record (a remarkable 25 times) for the most appearances on "Late Night with David Letterman." She has appeared as a guest on many television and radio shows including "Today," "The View," "The Tonight Show," "Real Time with Bill Maher," "Watch What Happens Live," and "Howard Stern."

Leifer has written for the Oscars telecast nine times, more than any other female writer, and was the co-executive producer of NBC’s "Better Late Than Never." She was also the Head Writer for Carol Burnett’s Netflix series, "A Little Help."

She is also the author of two hilarious, acclaimed books: "When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists Win" and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Crying."

Leifer still finds time to perform at many of the country’s most prominent comedy clubs, theaters and universities, performing her solo stand-up, or appearing with such celebrated comics as Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Maher and Jay Leno.

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying

Based on her April 2014 bestseller, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying, Carol Leifer discusses her extraordinary three-decade journey through show business, illuminating her many triumphs and some missteps along the way. In a presentation that is a perfect blend of comedy and mentorship, Leifer offers valuable lessons and shares her secrets for success with her witty and hilarious how-to guide for everyone: College graduates just breaking into the job market, women who find themselves frustrated by the “glass ceiling” and for anybody who wants a bigger and better career now. Using priceless insight, she provides audiences with tips and tricks for getting ahead, finding your way and opening locked doors.

Comedy Workshop with Carol Leifer

Have you dreamed of becoming a comedy writer, either as a hobby or a profession? Do you think your company, organization, or students could benefit from an infusion of humor in presentations and seminars?

Then four-time Emmy nominee and best-selling author Carol Leifer is perfect for your group! Book her now for her critically acclaimed writer's workshop.

When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win: Reflections on Looking in the Mirror

Coming Out: The Guts, the Glory, the Grief

Life on an Everything Bagel: Wisdom & Thoughts on Life from Seinfeld Writer Carol Leifer

How to Handle Everything with the Key Ingredient of Humor

Life, Work & Staying Sane: How Women Find Balance in Today's Chaos

Laughter Really Is the Best Medicine: How Humor Makes You Healthier, Reduces Stress & Helps You Be a Peak Performer

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