By Kate Feldman
New York Daily News
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) A California man claims he is the victim of sex discrimination after he was turned away from a “Girls Only” comedy show.
Iliza Shlesinger’s girls-only show has been described as a “war on men” by a man suing the comedian.
George St. George, a 21-year-old California man, claims he was told that he and a friend would only be allowed in the back row of Shlesinger’s Nov. 13 “Girls Night in with Iliza, No Boys Allowed” show “because of their sex,” he said in a lawsuit acquired by the Hollywood Reporter.
After getting dinner, St. George, who claims he is the victim of sex discrimination, said the two went back to the venue and were then turned away.
The lawsuit compares the move to “the Montgomery City Lines bus company in Montgomery, Alabama circa 1955.”
Shlesinger’s show “repudiated hundreds of years of women’s struggles to be viewed as being equal to men and is typical of old-fashioned sexism that might also advise a young woman that her best chance for a happy life is to ace her home economics class and learn how to make a queso dip from Velveeta to catch a good man,” St. George’s lawyer, Alfred Rava, wrote in the suit.
Shlesinger, the 2008 winner of “Last Comic Standing,” currently hosts her own late-night talk show, “Truth & Iliza,” on Freeform.
Reps for the comedian did not immediately return a request for comment.