Wendy Liebman

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Liebman performing at the The Stress Factory in New Brunswick, 2012

Wendy Liebman (born February 27, 1961 in Manhasset, New York) is an American stand-up comedian.


Liebman grew up in Roslyn, New York.[1]

In 1983, Wellesley College granted Liebman a bachelor's degree in psychology.[2] Shortly after graduating from college, Liebman performed psychology research at Harvard Medical School.[clarification needed][3]

In 1984, after taking a class at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Liebman began performing stand-up comedy in the Boston area.[4]

In 1996, Liebman won the American Comedy Award for Female Stand-up Comedian of the Year.[5]

Liebman has appeared on The Larry Sanders Show on HBO, The Tonight Show, Dr. Katz - Professional Therapist, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the Late Show with David Letterman,[6] Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

In January 2012, her Showtime special, Wendy Liebman : Taller On TV debuted. In May 2012, it was posted on her website as a $5 DRM-free download.[7]

Liebman is the daughter-in-law of the late Robert B. Sherman.[8]

Liebman was a contestant on season nine of America's Got Talent. On August 13, 2014, she was eliminated in the quarter-finals, but on August 15, 2014, judge Howard Stern picked Liebman as his wild card for the season, bringing her to the semi-finals. She was eliminated once more on the September 3 episode.[citation needed]


On April 12, 2003, Wendy married TV producer and writer Jeffrey Sherman, whose father and uncle (the Sherman Brothers) wrote film music for Walt Disney in the 1960s.[9] Sherman has two sons from a previous marriage.[10]

Liebman lives in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Wendy Leibman on Better Connecticut - July 15th, 2011
  2. ^ DeYoung, Bill (2005-01-07). "Comic Liebman is 'amused, bemused' by life". Stuart News. p. E16. 
  3. ^ Johnson, Dean (2003-02-14). "Comedy; Wedding bells ring up new jokes for Liebman". Boston Herald. p. S16. 
  4. ^ Schorr, Melissa (2012-03-18). "Wendy Liebman recalls breaking into Boston’s stand-up scene". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  5. ^ http://www.wendyliebman.com/bio2.html
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hbH9j8Sz1Q
  7. ^ Wendy Liebman: Taller on TV
  8. ^ http://traffic.libsyn.com/acomicstale/Vinnie_Brand_with_Special_Guest_Wendy_Liebman.mp3
  9. ^ Savaiano, Jacqueline (2003-04-20). "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS: VOWS; Wendy Liebman and Jeffrey Sherman". New York Times. p. 13. 
  10. ^ Johnson, Dean (2005-02-12). "Crazy love; Boston comic Wendy Liebman has been on both sides of Valentine's Day divide". Boston Herald. p. 025. 

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