Ep #042
Jay’s 4 Questions
A Conversation with
Carol Leifer




This week’s guest on Jay’s 4 Questions is the very funny and extremely talented comedian, writer, producer, and actress Carol Leifer. Carol talks about the impact of being Jewish, being funny even as a child, and how those experiences have influenced her life today. She discusses her deep commitment to her Jewishness, the Jewish community, and The Jewish Federation (she is even a Lion of Judah!).

Carol shares her love for comedy and the role of laughter in connecting and communicating with others. From Catch a Rising Star to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, to Seinfeld and beyond, she gives us a glimpse into the life of a comedian and writer and offers career advice for budding comedians. Carol even makes an exciting announcement on our podcast — she is joining Curb Your Enthusiasm as a writer and director next season!

Tune in to this week’s episode for advice and guidance (snippets include “Be the architect of your future!” and “If you don’t ask, you don’t get!”), laughter, wisdom, experience, and more!

For Carol’s official site and more career advice from her book How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying, visit www.carolleifer.com.

Jay’s 4 Questions is the place where Jewish thought leaders from the worlds of entertainment, politics, food, tech, and more come to discuss and celebrate the Jewish experience.

This episode is brought to you by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Jay’s 4 Questions is hosted by Jay Sanderson and edited by Ariel Aboody. Episodes 1-82 were produced by Alana Weiner. You can listen to individual episodes or subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.