In 'Confirmed Kills,' Iliza Shlesinger Cloaks Social Commentary In Comic Rants

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Comedian Iliza Shlesinger has a lot to say about what it's like to be a lady these days — and what things could have been like in the past. "Do you think for a second, that if women were physically stronger than men, we would have waited for the right to vote?" she asks in her latest Netflix special, Confirmed Kills . She goes on to imagine a "jacked up housewife" in 1910, with a "shaker of horse testosterone and creatine," shoving her husband out of the way because "mama's going to the polls." Shlesinger's comedy is both topical and physical — she contorts, she snorts, she stalks the stage, she pretty much becomes the characters in her own jokes. The 34-year-old comedian grew up in Dallas, studied film in college, and nine years ago became the first...

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