Writer-producer lands on feet after ankling 'Daily Show'
NEW YORK — Lizz Winstead, the writer-producer who quit Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” three months ago in a well-publicized flap over sexist remarks by the show’s host Craig Kilborn in an Esquire magazine article, has resurfaced at Lifetime.
Together with Caroline Hirsch, Winstead will produce the “Ms. Foundation Comedy Special” (working title), a one-hour double tribute to the 25th anniversary of the Ms. Foundation and the 10th anniversary of Lifetime’s “Caroline’s Comedy Hour” series.
Janeane Garofalo will host the special, which Lifetime will tape at Caroline’s here on April 8, for an air date of Sunday, April 26, at 10 p.m. Among the performers will be Joy Behar, Caroline Rhea (“Sabrina”), Wendy Liebman, Kate Clinton and Ellen Cleghorne.