Thursday, June 15, 2017

No Laughing Matter


Sandra Bernhard retweeted this issue of L.A. Weekly, which featured female comedians. (“Why Are These Women Laughing?” asked the cover of the very first issue of the L.A. Weekly, December 8, 1978. Los Angeles’ new free “publication of news, people, entertainment, art and imagination” declared, “This is the season of the standup young comic.” Mugging for the camera and looking like off-duty stewardesses in their platform shoes and big hairdos were, from left, Cathy Kahn, Mchen, Lotus Weinstock, Sandra Bernhard (misspelled “Bernhardt”), Ann Kellogg and Donna Jean Young.) I was a regular reader during my time in the City of Angels back in the early '90s, even taking out my first "personal" ad that was so modern that it included a mailbox for your phone messages. I was so naive that I once had this muscular, 6-2, 190-pound (straight?) blond guy I met on there come to my apartment on Bundy where we proceeded to sit on my futon for 15 minutes making small talk before he seemed to grow impatient and finally decided to leave. The second the door closed, my roommate James walked in -- all teeth -- and said, "Who was that big hunk?" When I told him what had just happened, he laughed and told me you can't be shy in those situations, which to this day I'm still incredibly bad at! 


The Rex best thing ...


David and Keith stopped by Video West on "Six Feet Under" the other night and my late fees in West Hollywood came rushing back to me ...


3 comments:

Stephen said...

Elaine Boosler in the chair? I can't place the others either.

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

That's Lotus Weinstock. :-0

Paul said...

From the L.A. Weekly site: The comics are identified as, from left, Cathy Kahn, Mchen, Lotus Weinstock, Sandra Bernhard (misspelled “Bernhardt”), Ann Kellogg and Donna Jean Young.

http://www.laweekly.com/content/printView/2137427

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