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Phyllis Diller

Debbie Reynolds: A Personal Remembrance

Bernie Shine | Posted 12.29.2016 | Entertainment
Bernie Shine

Last month when Florence Henderson passed, a mutual friend emailed me a powerful statement that "everyone gets a turn." The stark truth of those words...

Funny Over 40 -- Watch 40 Hilarious Over-40 Comedians

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 09.23.2016 | Comedy
Jeryl Brunner

Hanson has noticed that when club owners like Al Martin go against the grain and add older comedians into their line-ups, the results pay off. These comedians are big crowdpleasers.

Meet Joe Wong, China's Funniest Export

Bernie Shine | Posted 08.28.2016 | Entertainment
Bernie Shine

Joe Wong is Chinese, and came from Beijing to the U.S. as a student in 1994. He ultimately obtained a PhD in Molecular Biology from Rice University. In spite of this impressive accomplishment, he went into stand-up comedy, a decision I am sure thrilled his Chinese parents.

Remembering Phyllis Diller

Bernie Shine | Posted 08.20.2016 | Entertainment
Bernie Shine

She always brought something positive to this party we call life, as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, copywriter, stand-up comic, actress, pianist, painter, author -- and as my friend.

Snowbound in the Big Apple? Try a Bite of Your Favorite Warren Beatty Flicks

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.20.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Snowbound in the Big Apple? Try a bite of your favorite Warren Beatty flicks. Get out your DVD collection or surf Netflix. Here are mine. Agree or disagree. What are yours?

Joan Rivers' Comedy Era Is Over -- Younger Jewish Women Comics Have Better Attitudes About Looks and Sex

Debra Nussbaum Cohen | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion
Debra Nussbaum Cohen

What is starkly noticeable in the wake of Rivers' death is how much has changed for funny ladies since Rivers first walked onto the Tonight Show stage in 1965.

What It's Like To Age Out Of Your Career

Carole Montgomery | Posted 02.23.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

I have been a standup comedian since the fall of 1980. Back then, it was a novelty to be one. Hell, no one really understood what a standup comic was. And the only women hugely successful at that time were Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers. My how times have changed.

Here Are All The Best Jokes About Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.25.2013 | Comedy

We all love Thanksgiving, but it often takes a sense of humor to get through it. Take a look at some of our favorite jokes about Thanksgiving from the...

Conversations With William Shatner, Gary Burton, Dave Holland, Pink Martini and TuneCore, Plus Albert Hammond Jr. and Sandra Lilia Velasquez Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I managed to pull it off, but there are thousands of other people that haven't, and that's the tragedy. You try to follow a dream and it gradually pales and then you wake up and the rent is due and you don't have the funds to pay it."

9 Incredible Women Who Succeeded Later In Life

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.08.2013 | Women

Our society perpetuates the idea that success can only be obtained in youth -- or, if it's obtained later in life, it's the product of years of linear...

Melissa Sher: Why It's Never Too Late to Bloom

Melissa Sher | Posted 09.16.2013 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Phyllis Diller was "leaning in" before "leaning in" was cool. The next time you take a sip from something today -- and I don't care if it's wine, iced coffee or gazpacho -- drink to her.

EXCLUSIVE: Betty White, Lucille Ball & More Classic Photos Of TV's 'Funny Ladies'

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 01.14.2013 | TV

PBS's "Pioneers of Television" paying tribute to some of the famous faces who helped shape TV into what we know and love today. On Tuesday, Jan. 1...

12 Notable Post 50s We'll Miss In 2013 (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.27.2012 | Fifty

In 2012, we lost some of the best and brightest among us. A few notable figures passed away young. Last February, the world was stunned by the death o...

Publishing Talk: Hey, Did Somebody Write My Book?

Gina Barreca | Posted 12.18.2012 | Home
Gina Barreca

As someone who has been writing about women and comedy forever, I am a hive of conflicting and buzzing feelings about a new book on the subject being published this week.

Lori Fradkin

Yael Kohen Has the Last Laugh | Lori Fradkin | Posted 12.11.2012 | Women

(Photo by Victoria Will) From Johnny Carson to Christopher Hitchens to Adam Carolla, there have always been people who say women aren't funny - or ...

PHOTOS: Phyllis Diller's Home Listed For $12.9 Million

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.27.2012 | Fifty

There are certain Hollywood homes that belong in the Smithsonian. Count Phyllis Diller's among them -- at least her Wig Room. Diller, who died in Augu...

Ann Brenoff

PHOTOS: Peek Inside These Celebrity Homes On The Market | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.06.2012 | Fifty

Real estate is the great equalizer. While celebrities may be able to saunter past the peons to the better restaurant table, the one area where their n...

Ann Brenoff

Peek Inside These Celebrity Homes On The Market | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.06.2012 | HuffPost Home

Real estate is the great equalizer. While celebrities may be able to saunter past the peons to the better restaurant table, the one area where their n...

Remembering My Second Mother, Phyllis Diller

Stacy Keach | Posted 10.23.2012 | Celebrity
Stacy Keach

I had the great privilege of working with her some years ago, on the sitcom Titus, where she played my mom. In recent years, I was shocked and saddened to learn she was the victim of a theft: "Mom's been robbed!" was what I was feeling.

Fearless and Funny: When Comedy Was Queen

Michael Drew | Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Drew

Diller's aim was true, and while her targets might seem to some to be dated (the overworked housewife, for example), they still resonate. The world hasn't changed enough yet. We will always need writers and performers and comics like the late Phyllis Diller.

Remembering Phyllis Diller

Steven J. Boettcher | Posted 10.22.2012 | TV
Steven J. Boettcher

You'll hear a lot in the next few days about how Phyllis Diller paved the way for women in comedy, but that's not how Phyllis saw herself. "There have always been funny ladies, Steve," she told me when I interviewed her a few years ago.

Lady Gaga: She's Only 26. She Wants To Screw Around, Not Settle Down.

Liz Smith | Posted 10.21.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

Lady Gaga talks to Vogue's Jonathan van Meter in the September issue of the fashion magazine. It's a good piece, with a lot of info and insight into the professional side of Gaga.

WATCH: Phyllis Diller Interview Reveals How She Wanted To Be Remembered

Posted 08.21.2012 | Women

Since Phyllis Diller's death Monday at the age of 95, tributes to the beloved stand-up comic have filled the web and the airwaves. Most credit Diller ...

WATCH: Joan Rivers Remembers Phyllis Diller

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.21.2012 | Media

Joan Rivers appeared on "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday to remember her mentor and friend, Phyllis Diller. Diller died in Los Angeles on Monday at th...

The Best Of Phyllis Diller (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Amber Genuske | Posted 08.20.2012 | Entertainment

Quirky, crass and fashion forward comedian Phyllis Diller died today at age 95. Known for her cut and dry humour, self critical jokes, outrageous hair...