Episode Number: 1039
Episode Guest: Iliza Shlesinger
Original Airdate: November 14, 2017
Episode Sponsors: Stamps.com, LegalZoom, Squarespace
Guest Bio: Iliza Shlesinger is a comedian, host, and writer. She was the 2008 winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and went on to host the dating show Excused and also Separation Anxiety on TBS. Her new book Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity is available now on Amazon.
Topics Discussed: Her book Girl Logic; how girls think; the future and changing genders; CRISPR; living with the opposite sex; expectations for women; gender double standards; her last real job was 11 years ago; regular jobs aren’t normal; some people are dumb and are needed to do shitty jobs; “clean food” and food shaming; she’s on the ketogenic diet; more keto talk; moral superiority; story about her offending someone at Starbucks; cancer; she thinks Twitter is slowly killing us; engaging with people online; Jess Dweck; she did a women-only show; Joe asks if he could go if he identified as a woman; transracial man was born white, identifies as Filipino; Sammy Sosa’s bleached skin; MC Serch TV show Serch; she was on a TV show and was told to say “keep it 100”; commercials using slang terms to connect with kids; viral videos and bingeable content; “The New Erotic Frontier: Sex in Nursing Homes” article; Vietnam War; Gulf of Tonkin incident; communism; accusing people of sexual assault; George Takei sexual assault allegations; men are stronger than women and scare them; gymnast sexually abused by her gymnastics doctor; Joe tells stories of almost getting abducted/abused by guys when he was a child; guys who tell girls to smile; guys intimidating women; a woman standing with a guy deters other men; she talks about her stalker and needing a police escort; Kabbalah; old languages; Joe has an old Thai bible; what did people do for fun in the past; women were treated like shit in the past; (1:00:00) being a female comedian; female comedians talk to each other about creepy guys; Joe treats all comics equally; a male comic was writing her hate mail; all comics are crazy; comics should get gigs by being funny, not by being a woman; camaraderie between comedians; supporting other comics; she thinks Joe has changed how people consume comedy; Joe likes talking to people and having conversations; 1945 article about sexual harassment in Hollywood; Daniel Day-Lewis; There Will Be Blood movie; Joe talks about auditioning for TV shows in the past; you have to be left wing in Hollywood; her book is the last book with the Weinstein logo on it; there’s a seedy side to every industry; positions of power; nobody wants to be the first accuser; she doesn’t think Weinstein can change; did Louis CK’s manager (Dave Becky) know what was going on; the most armed man in America; Joe thinks Iliza should have a show where she interviews psychopaths; she grew up shooting guns; she says a pony is not a baby horse; mules; mule shoes; Joe talks again about people drinking animal cum on Fear Factor; talk about the sailors who were recently found stranded at sea and how the story might be false; lesbian couples; she’s getting married in May; talk about having a baby in the future; big noses; doing the road as a pregnant comedian; Joe talks about his daughters; society’s expectations of women; Joe doesn’t know Louis CK that well; Joe won’t ever talk badly about Joey Diaz or throw him under the bus; talk about how great Joey Diaz is; people knew about Louis CK; Joe wonders how Harvey Weinstein’s brain works; Weinstein’s contract allowed for sexual harassment; putting yourself in Louis CK’s mind; she thinks Louis looked at other comedians and thought they wouldn’t make it; a comedian told her that her body wouldn’t last forever; she talks about working with a comedian who got jealous about her hanging out with a male friend; comedian couples; headlining after winning Last Comic Standing; feeling like other comics wouldn’t accept her; (2:00:00) people who work the door at The Comedy Store; she’s banned from The Laugh Factory; she compares The Store to an abusive boyfriend; comedy club talk; she’s doing her next special on an aircraft carrier.
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