Where to start with the comedy great, Carol Leifer? Most recently the Co-EP on Better Late Than Never with Henry Winkler and William Shatner, Carol was also recently a writer and Co-EP on Devious Maids. A forever-stand-up comic, Carol came up the comedy ranks alongside Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld (among many others), and eventually became one of the long-time writers and Co-Producers on Seinfeld. While we don't go into it in the interview, it is rumored that the Seinfeld character, Elaine Benes, was fashioned and inspired by Carol.
Not only one of my favorite comics, but quickly becoming one of my favorite people, Carol joined me on a quick call to talk about her recent book, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Crying. The content of the interview couldn't have been a better match since we love offering an educational advice-oriented bent to the Curious About Screenwriting podcast. Carol delivered, to put it lightly.
We highly suggest checking out Carol's website - www.carolleifer.com - and keeping up to date on her stand-up schedule, especially for those of you in the Los Angeles area. We're thrilled to welcome Carol to the ISA family, and look forward to helping her inspire up and coming writers for years to come.