Lizz Winstead

Lizz Winstead is an American comedian, radio, and television personality, and blogger. A native of Minnesota, Winstead is co-creator of The Daily Show along with Madeleine Smithberg, and served as head writer.

Guest Appearances

A Snifter of Jägermeister

Fake The Nation #233December 31, 2020

Lizz Winstead and Seena Ghaznavi join Negin to look back at their most memorable New Year's Eves. Later on, Ophira Eisenberg reminisces about an incident involving a "drive-by-puke".


Covid Karens

Fake The Nation #229December 3, 2020

Lizz Winstead and Seena Ghaznavi join Negin to discuss Biden's cabinet picks and the issues that could arise from leaving vaccine distribution up to individual states. They also get into their relationships to holiday gift giving. Seena shares his family's unique Christmas…


Independence Day Shorty

Fake The Nation #104July 5, 2018

Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show) and Greg Proops (The Smartest Man in the World) join Negin to chat about July 4th memories, hot dogs and the state of patriotism. Plus, Fake the Nation listeners share their wish list for America! This episode…


Let's Just Not Do That

Fake The Nation #102June 21, 2018

Greg Proops (The Smartest Man in the World) and Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show) join Negin to find some comic relief amidst the turmoil! The panel discusses family separation at the border and Trump’s order for the Pentagon to establish a ‘Space…



Fake The Nation #92April 12, 2018

Lauren Duca (Teen Vogue) and Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show) join Negin for an all-lady power hour. They chat about the FBI raid on Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen and rate Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony (and his suit). Plus, the panel breaks down…


Beyonce For Vice President

Fake The Nation #1July 8, 2016

Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead and Josh Zepps (We the People Live) join Negin Farsad for this inaugural episode of Fake the Nation. They talk about Hillary's ideal running mate (Beyonce, obvs), whether Microsoft's Clippy is anti-Semitic and, because Josh’s Australian accent…


Tweet Your Flaccid Ideas

Sklarbro Country #309June 24, 2016

The Daily Show's co-creator Lizz Winstead is a great stand-up comedian and writer that goes way back with Randy & Jason. Lizz joins the Sklar Brothers to discuss the early development of The Daily Show, how her political awakening occurred during a…


The AK-47 Percent

Earwolf Presents #31December 4, 2015

Comedians and presenters Negin Farsad, Lizz Winstead and John Fugelsang sat down in the Earwolf studio to talk about guns and gun violence, and offer up some solutions.


Lizz Winstead

Crybabies #2November 13, 2014

Sarah and Susan’s Cry of the Week picks have them discuss post-sobbing remedies, Katy Perry’s “Roar,” and Andrea Bocelli’s “Con te Partiro.” They then go down memory lane as they chat about the movie The Color Purple and Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech…

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