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Carol Leifer

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Fresh Air Comedy Week: Comedienne Carol Leifer.

Comedian Carol Leifer. She's been a regular as a stand up on Late Night With David Letterman, and a writer for Saturday Night Live. She also has written for comedy pal (and former boyfriend) Jerry Seinfeld -- some say the character of Elaine is based on Leifer. (Originally broadcast 12/15/93.)

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Comedienne Carol Leifer.

Comedienne Carol Leifer. She's been a longstanding regular as a stand up on Late Night With David Letterman, and a writer for Saturday Night Live. This year, she writes for comedy pal (and former boyfriend) Jerry Seinfeld -- some say the character of Elaine is based on Leifer. Last year she produced "Gaudy, Bawdy & Blue", a fictional recreation of the great "Blue" comediennes of the sixties: Belle Barth, Pearl Williams, and Rusty Warren (who's XXX-rated "Knockers Up" album sold six million copies in 1960).

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A Comedian Is Disappointed with the Single Life

Carol Leifer wrote for Saturday Night Live and later started performing her own material on stage. A recent divorcee, she's surprised by how bleak the dating scene is. She joins Fresh Air to talk about her personal and working life.

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