Liz Miele, regularly tours with the “Nobodies of Comedy” and Armed Forces Entertainment and just finished performing on a book tour for Chris McDougall, author of “Born to Run.” She’s completed four European tours performing in UK, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Luxembourg, Belgium and Finland and will be doing her fifth in April.
Her joke “Feminist Sex positions” went viral both on YouTube and Upworthy.com. She just completed writing and producing season one of her animated web series “Damaged,” voiced by great comics including, Maz Jobrani, Hari Kondabolu, Ted Alexandro, Dean Edwards, DC Benny, Joe Machi and so many more. She also co-produced and co-starred in 40 episodes of a web series called “Apt C3” with fellow comic, Carmen Lynch and fashion photographer, Chris Vongsawat.
Liz’s first album, “Emotionally Exhausting” is on iTunes and Amazon and regularly plays on Sirus/XM. Her second album, “Mind over Melee” releases on March 28th. Listen here for a track from it, titled “Has to be Genetic”
For more information on her touring schedule, her podcasts, and videos of Liz performing, visit her web site: www.lizmiele.com
Liz answered six questions we threw at her, and as a bonus answered all of them to give you a little insight into her mind and creative process.
What has inspired you recently? My inability to be a functioning human adult and my ridiculous family but that seems to be thematic to all my jokes/albums. My newest jokes are about going to traffic court, giving a guy I slept with ringworm and my mom wanting to be a plant when she dies.
Morning or night person for writing? On the subway on the way to the gig (so I guess night)…Or while driving to or from gig. I’m not consistent but it’s usually sporadic, inconvenient and dangerous!
If you could spend a weekend with a fictional character, who would it be? Zim from Invader Zim (cartoon on Nickelodeon when I was a kid for people that are adults) I just thought his character was the weirdest and funniest and I bet it would be an adventurous weekend. Plus…space and aliens makes for good material 🙂
What do you do when you aren’t actively writing for, or rehearsing for a show? Running, Reading, taking a lot of pictures of my cat sleeping, then instagraming said cat picture, coloring in adult coloring books, watching cartoons, trying to suck less at cooking.
When was the first time your performed for someone outside your friends or family? March 28th, 2002 @ The Comedy Cellar. It was a bringer show. I was 16 years old. (Releasing this album on my 15th anniversary of doing stand-up)
What would you do if you weren’t doing comedy? I think I’d either be homeless coloring somewhere or maybe writing kids books/television. I don’t know cause I’ve never allowed myself to think that way. I now think I’d make a pretty good manager or PR person.
Where is your favourite place to perform? I love the DC Improv. It’s just a great room physically and just smart, fun, comedy enthused audiences and I love the staff. Just good people all around. Always have fun working there.
If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play you? Grumpy cat.
What’s next for you? Touring Europe again for all of April and I finished writing a pilot loosely based on my childhood called “Declawed” so working on cutting it down and making it into a short film.
Make sure to join Liz at the opening of “Mind Over Melee” at the New Your Comedy Club on 28 Marck, 2017. Buy your tickets here for an evening of raucous laughter with Liz and some more of NYC’s funniest comedians.