For the debut episode of our new podcast series, On the Line, in which we chat to actors, directors, comedians and more about their careers, we spoke with acclaimed comedian Iliza Shlesinger.

Since winning NBC's Last Comic Standing in 2008, Iliza has gone on to host a number of shows stateside and currently hosts late-night talk show Truth & Iliza.

Three of her comedy specials are on Netflix – War Paint, Freezing Hot and Confirmed Kills – and now she’s coming to Vicar Street in Dublin on April 19th as part of a European tour.’s Deirdre Molumby talked to Iliza about the upcoming gig as well as about where she draws inspiration from for her sketches and which comedians she admires. They talk about Disney, Steve Martin starrer The Jerk and the all-important industry-wide conversations that are happening at the moment.

Listen to the interview on Soundcloud below or on iTunes.