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The Hilarious Iliza Shlesinger Stops By the Maxim Office

Comedian and host of Excused Iliza Shlesinger came in to chat with this afternoon and talked crushes, scars, how she really feels about Kim Kardashian, and more.


What was it like to be the first female and also the youngest person to win Last Comic Standing?
For about three months, it burned a little bit and then hurt when I swallowed and then I was like “Oh…it’s not the flu, I just won a quarter million dollars and I was pretty happy about it.”

Can you tell us about your new show Excused?
It's a half hour comedy dating show and people should watch it because it’s funny. It doesn’t take itself too seriously and it’s a chance to watch  douche bags and weirdos get excused at the front door. It’s not a dating show where you have to watch a whole painful date and that’s the end of the show. If you act like a weirdo, we’re going to excuse you, if you act like a tool, you’re going to get what you deserve. It’s funny and I get to say the things you’ve always wanted to say to your bad dates. 

What was the last thing you had to apologize for?
I went on Show Business Tonight and I said that Kim Kardashian was a godless whore. They chose not to air it, but I had already tweeted it so I had to apologize to all my twitter followers that they didn’t air the segment that I promised them. 

Do you have a scar that tells a story?
I think being a comic is one giant scar. You can hear my story onstage. I also cut my knee really badly one night dancing on a speaker in Spain. I have a scar on my knee because no one would take me to get stitches and it turns purple when I get cold.

Do you have a party trick?
I would if I got invited to parties... my party trick is acting like I’m having a good time.
Who is your celebrity crush?

I’ve always been into Christopher Meloni, but 100% because of the character he plays on Law and Order: SVU. I know he’s not it anymore but I watch that show with my shirt off, because I think that’s what he would want.

Do you have a girl celebrity crush?
Yeah! I love Beyonce. I think she is just such a star, and I wish I could rock no pants like she does.

Do you have any advice for a guy if he were trying to approach you?
Don’t approach me. Send me an Edible Arrangement and a puppy, court me properly, and then maybe we’ll talk.

Follow Iliza Shlesinger on Twitter @iliza

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