Stand-up star Iliza Shlesinger announces Australian tour

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Stand-up star Iliza Shlesinger announces Australian tour

Netflix stand-up star and actress Iliza Shlesinger has announced an Australian tour with Sydney and Melbourne dates in February 2023.

The straight-shooting American comedian, actress and television host is set to return to Australia in February 2023 for two special performances in Sydney and Melbourne, with her brand-new show Back In Action. The 2008 winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, being the only female to take out that accolade so far, has performed her show Back in Action to sold out crowds internationally. She’ll be appearing in Victoria for a night at Melbourne’s own Hamer Hall on February 1, 2023. Her tour will then see her jetting off to Sydney for a performance at the Sydney State Theatre on February 3. A routine that focuses on self-esteem and the scrutiny that the female body faces from a young age, Back in Action plays to the Iliza’s strengths as a visual comedian. Relatable and self-effacing, Back in Action questions the commodification of mental health through social media, Back in Action is a skillful combination of her winning dynamism and sharp worldview.

What you need to know

  • Stand up comedian Iliza Shlesinger is returning to Australia for her Back in Action tour
  • Currently producing her sixth Netflix special, she’s known for Elder Millennial and her work on Good On Paper
  • She’ll be appearing in Melbourne on February 1, 2023

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An award-winning comedian, actor, writer, and author, she’s sold out theatres around the globe with a devoted fan base who are known for creating their own Iliza-inspired swag to wear to her shows.

With five Netflix stand up specials under her belt, including her eponymous Elder Millennial, which is also the subject of Iliza Shlesinger: Over & Over, her “fan-u-mentary” giving fans an inside look into her life on tour.  Her other specials are Unveiled, Confirmed Kills, Freezing Hot and War Paint. She’s currently preparing to tape her sixth special in July 2022.

She wrote and starred in the Netflix Rom-com movie Good On Paper and played opposite Mark Wahlberg in the Netflix film Spenser Confidential. She also appeared in the critically acclaimed indie drama Pieces of a Woman with Vanessa Kirby. Other credits include Instant Family, starring Wahlberg and Rose Byrne, and The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show, a comedy series she created and starred in for Netflix.

Her second book, All Things Aside, will be released on October 11, and her podcast, AIA: Ask Iliza Anything, is a fan favourite.  She has guest hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live and previously hosted her own limited run late night talk show Truth & Iliza.  She is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC’s Last Comic Standing.


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Iliza Shlesinger Back In Action Australian tour dates and locations

  • Melbourne Hamer Hall: Wednesday February 1
  • Sydney State Theatre: Friday February 3

Iliza regularly supports a variety of causes including Team Rubicon, Cystic Fibrosis, Best Friends Animal Society, various environmental causes, and has performed abroad several times with the USO.  She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband Noah, their newborn daughter Sierra Mae and their Chinese rescue dog, Tian Fu.

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