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Published on September 4th, 2022 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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Liz Miele On Her New Special “The Ghost Of Academic Future,” Her Creative Process & Plenty More

Career comedian Liz Miele started doing stand-up in New York City when she was 16 years old. By the time she was 18, Liz had been profiled in The New Yorker Magazine. At 22, she appeared on Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham and had also been on Comedy Central’s This Week At The Comedy Cellar,” NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, Hulu’s Coming To The Stage and AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live. To date, Miele has released three live comedy albums and two specials, in addition to a book, while co-hosting the podcast 2 Non Doctors with comedian Maria Shehata and writing and producing Damaged and Apt C3.

In July, Liz Miele announced the release of her new comedy special The Ghost Of Academic Future, which will premiere on September 6, 2022 via YouTube; Miele will also release an album version of the special on the same day. Recorded live in New York City, the self-produced and self-released special is Miele’s third stand-up special and follows her previous self-released specials, Emotionally Exhausting (2.7 million views to date) and Self Help Me (1.4 million views to date), which both remain available for streaming via YouTube. In support of the release of The Ghost Of Academic Future, Miele continues to tour across the United States, including headlining dates this month at Greenwood Village, Colorado’s Comedy Works South, Phoenix, Arizona’s Stand Up Live, and Long Island’s Brokerage Comedy Club.

On August 29, 2022, I had the pleasure of speaking with Liz Miele via Zoom, as embedded below. More on Miele — tour dates included — can be found online by clicking here, here and here.


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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."


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