I listen to a lot of comedy. I'm funny--I think--but I don't do "jokes." The idea of putting together a set, which people have encouraged me to do, seemed an impossibility. And then, I heard Phyllis Diller on Fresh Air. She talked about a premise and a tag and getting 12 laughs a minute. Of course, all of this I'd heard before in various forms, but somehow how the way she explained it it clicked.
Also, she used the word mellifluous: flows like honey. How brilliant is that? Honey might be sweet, but it flows in thick strands and is sticky to the touch, ropey, gooey nectar. What a fantastic word.
Any woman who would do that to her hair for the sake of her art, well that's golden. And that gorgeous laugh!
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