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Iliza Shlesinger on the real-life liar boyfriend who inspired her Netflix comedy Good on Paper

Face it: We've all dated someone who turns out to be different from what we expected. But that "I thought I knew him" narrative took an extreme turn for comedian and actress Iliza Shlesinger when a pal-turned-boyfriend wound up being a compulsive liar who invented pretty much every detail of his life - including where he went to college, the fancy home he "owned" in Beverly Hills, and his mother's battle with cancer.
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Iliza Shlesinger Is No Longer With "Lying Brian" From 'Good on Paper'

Stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger now has her own movie on Netflix. The film, called Good on Paper, is based on an actual experience she had in her thirties. In the movie, Iliza plays a woman named Andrea Singer, a stand-up comic who typically puts her career before meeting the right guy. But then when she does meet a guy she likes, he may not be what he seems.
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“Good on Paper” Interview with Iliza Shlesinger, Margaret Cho, Ryan Hansen

Iliza Shlesinger wrote the screenplay and starred in the new Netflix romantic-comedy (or is it?) “Good on Paper.” She plays Andrea, a stand-up comic and struggling actress, who meets Ryan Hansen’s Dennis, a guy who seems too good to be true. The voice of reason here is Margaret Cho’s Margot, Andrea’s one and only best friend.

Interview: Iliza Shlesinger, Ryan Hansen, and Margaret Cho discuss ‘Good On Paper,’ healing through comedy and the pros of shooting a movie in 17 days [VIDEO]

Sometimes life imitates art and no one knows that better than comedian Iliza Shlesinger. She was able to turn what most would consider be a traumatic experience into a hilarious romantic comedy about meeting the man of your dreams who might just be too good to be true. Good On Paper, is loosely based on Shlesinger’s experience and was written by this incredibly talented comedian. How would you handle being duped into thinking you’ve met the love of your life? I’m not sure humor would have been my approach to each their own.
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In ‘Good on Paper,’ Iliza Shlesinger becomes a leading lady

Even when she’s technically off, comedian Iliza Shlesinger is always working. During quarantine she did a full tour of drive-in stand-up shows, refined a new hour of material, launched an online cooking show with her husband and secured a book deal. And on a recent “down day” in Nashville before presenting at the CMT Awards the next evening, she’s not relaxing: She’s doing interviews for her new movie, “Good on Paper,” which hits Netflix Wednesday.
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‘Good on Paper’ Review: Iliza Shlesinger Charms in Netflix’s Messy Rom-Com About the Hell of Dating

Messiness is essentially the theme of Kimmy Gatewood’s “Good on Paper,” so it’s fitting the director and actress’ feature filmmaking debut is just that: messy. Not that it’s lacking charm, mostly care of star and screenwriter Iliza Shlesinger, who gamely co-opts her own notoriety and crazy stories to offer up an anti-rom-com with some sage insights about both modern romance and the stand-up comedy game. And yet, despite a clever idea at its heart — a serial dater meets a guy who seems too good to be true, a concept Shlesinger mined from her own bad dating experiences — “Good on Paper” can’t quite find its footing, offering insight and sparkle in only fits and starts.

Is Iliza Shlesinger Married? Who Is Her Husband?

Iliza Shlesinger is someone to turn to if you want rib-tickling comedy. Most known for winning NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ in 2008 and hosting shows like ‘Excused’ and ‘Separation Anxiety,’ Iliza has gone on to host her own talk show. She has also made quite a name for herself as an actress. Her hard work and talent have not gone unnoticed as even Netflix recognized her, and to date, has released five of her comedy specials on the platform. With so much success, her fans are now curious to know more about Iliza’s life and if she has given her heart to someone special. Well, we come bearing answers!