Interview: Iliza Shlesinger talks Canada, Cannabis and Comedy

Article by Emma Spears, Daily Hive

Humour, Grow, Community & Lifestyle, Events Interview: Iliza Shlesinger talks Canada, cannabis and comedy Emma Spears Iliza Shlesinger (Emily Shur/Netflix)

Iliza Shlesinger can’t be stopped.

Her fourth and latest Netflix special ‘Elder Millennial’ was released this week, and her second movie ‘Instant Family’ (the first was Diablo Cody’s Paradise) with Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne premieres in early 2019. Last year she published her first book, ‘Girl Logic,’ and hosted a limited-run talk show on Freeform called ‘Truth & Iliza.’

“Yeah, I did a couple things,” she says.

Having distinguished herself as the winner of NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ in 2008, Iliza’s success comes well-earned with three previous specials under her belt. When Netflix asked her to do a fourth and told her “they wanted a higher production value,” she drew inspiration from her years of experience working with the USO and travelling overseas to entertain the troops and allies.

‘Elder Millennial’ was filmed on “a retired aircraft carrier called the USS Hornet near Oakland.”

Recalling a moment a few years ago when she landed on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf for a USO show, she says “I remember thinking how special that was.”

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