May 20, 2013 No Comments ›› Dinah Tellya
Excerpted from Mediaite: This is really the only way to describe one Lizz Winstead, the co-creator of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. She’s also the author of following tweet that went out to her 75,000 followers not long after a two-mile-wide tornado destroyed the town of Moore, Oklahoma. Among the 51 dead (the death toll as of 11:40 PM EST Monday) are a reported 20 children–many of whom died at an Elementary School in town–along with mothers, fathers, whole families. Some may be buried alive.
Wikipedia:  Winstead made her standup comedy debut in 1983 in Minneapolis at the Brave New Workshop. She was a successful national headlining comedian appearing on shows like HBO’s Women of the Night and the Aspen Comedy Festival. She wrote and performed for early Comedy Central shows like Women Aloud, and produced the syndicated talk series The Jon Stewart Show, starring the future Daily Show host. She also created Court TV’s Snap Judgment and served as the consulting producer on the pilot of The Man Show.
During her time at The Daily Show she helped staff the program with signature talents like Stephen Colbert, Beth Littleford, Brian Unger and Lewis Black.