Funny Women and Good Headlines

These days there are many comics who talk about dirty things and really try hard to offend and shock. It’s difficult to plumb their routines for a good headline. The are so, how do I put this? pedestrian. It used to be that comics were just zany. While Joan Rivers comes to mind when I think of the archetypal funny woman, it bears mentioning that other women blazed trails for people like Joan, and later Ellen DeGeneres and my personal favorite, Sarah Silverman (Jesus is Magic is a funny movie.)

One of those trailblazers was Phyllis Diller. I remember being rather frightened of the woman when I saw her on TV. She was funny though.