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Lizz Winstead          

Co-creator & Former Head Writer of "The Daily Show"

Lizz Winstead is a political satirist and comedian, best known for co-creating The Daily Show and serving as the show's head writer. During her time at The Daily Show she helped staff the program with signature talents like Stephen Colbert, Beth Littleford, Brian Unger and Lewis Black. She left the show in 1998, after a falling-out with its host at the time, Craig Kilborn.

In 2003, Winstead co-founded and served as the program director at Air America Radio. Until March 2005, she was also co-host of Unfiltered on Air America Radio, along with Rachel Maddow and Chuck D. Since May 2005 she has been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post.

Since 2007, Winstead has produced and hosted a live show in New York City called Shoot the Messenger, a satirical wrap-up of the week's news as seen through the eyes of six-hour morning show Wake Up World, and featuring interviews with such media notables as Rachel Maddow, Andy Borowitz, Ted Rall, Kurt Andersen, Paul Rieckhoff, and Mark Crispin Miller.

In 2012, Winstead founded Lady Parts Justice, an organization dedicated to raising awareness of legislative attempts to block women's reproductive freedoms. Her ongoing national comedy tour to benefit Planned Parenthood and NARAL has raised over 2 million dollars and was made into a documentary film, Smear Campaign which won “Best Documentary Comedy Short” at the Atlanta Documentary Film Festival.

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'Daily Show' creator unleashes on Trump - CNNPolitics

CNN's #GetPolitical series caught up with comedian Lizz Winstead — the co- creator and former head writer of "The Daily Show."

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