Out comedian speaks at Planned Parenthood event

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-16T09:28:50-05:00 April 19th, 2012|Entertainment|

Out comedian Carol Leifer will speak at Planned Parenthood’s 18th Annual Luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. April 24 at the Troy Marriott. A trailblazing female standup comic and vocal supporter of Planned Parenthood, Carol Leifer has written for “Saturday Night Live,” “Seinfeld” and HBO’s critically acclaimed “The Larry Sanders Show.” Recently, Leifer won a 2012 Writers Guild Award for her work on the Emmy Award-winning show “Modern Family” and was one of the writers for the 2012 Academy Awards hosted by Billy Crystal. She has starred in several of her own comedy specials which have aired on HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central. Leifer has appeared on such shows as “Oprah,” “The View,” “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Larry King Live.”
The author of “When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win: Reflections on Looking in the Mirror,” Leifer focuses her sharp wit on her experiences growing up Jewish, facing the prospect of breast cancer and coming out as a lesbian in her 40s. Leifer was selected to address the luncheon after the previously scheduled speaker, Rosie Perez, went into production for a motion picture. Leifer is a member of Planned Parenthood’s Board of Advocates, a diverse group of more than 400 leaders in the arts and entertainment community united by their commitment to the mission of Planned Parenthood.
For almost a century, Planned Parenthood has provided health care and education to prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. One in five women have turned to them at some time in her life for professional, non-judgmental and confidential care. Your support and leadership as a patron of the 18th Annual Luncheon helps PPMSM continue to make a difference for women and families in Michigan.
For more information, including how to purchase tickets (starting at $85), visit http://www.ppaction.org.

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