Lizz Winstead

co-creator of “The Daily Show”

Guest/Host

Lizz Winstead is a writer, producer and comic. She heads the nonprofit Lady Parts Justice, which uses comedy and digital media to chide politicians. She is the co-creator of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, and star of the web show Wake Up World and WakeUpWorld.tv.

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Co-creator Lizz Winstead points out one of Jon Stewart’s motivators as a host: to have a platform where he could call out the political talking heads on news programs.

The Daily Show’ proves smart comedy can weave in serious issues and hold the news accountable: Lizz Winstead

Co-creator Lizz Winstead points out one of Jon Stewart’s motivators as a host: to have a platform where he could call out the political talking heads on news programs.

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