Welcome to the official website of comedian, writer, and animal activist Elayne Boosler. Elayne started doing comedy in New York City in 1973, and has been on everything you have ever seen. So if you say to her, “Didn’t I see you on..??” Yes. Yes, you did.

April/May 2020: Follow the ongoing saga of my cousin Dorothea. Had her own long held family burial plot in a Jewish cemetery. Victim of Covid-19 in a Brooklyn nursing home, where they did not answer the phones for three weeks, and never informed the family she died. Then they buried her without telling us. In a Catholic cemetery…


December 7, 2019

The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy


“Elayne Boosler – Timeless” Boxed Set Available Now

Order “Elayne Boosler – Timeless”. Get “Party of One”, “Broadway Baby”, “Top Tomata”, “Live Nude Girls”, and new CD “The 50/50 Club”.

Now stream any or all of the specials or cuts on Spotify, iTunes, Pandora, youtube, Prime, your toaster, microwave, or foot massager. They are everywhere. And STILL no royalties!

And remember, always start your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com, choose Tails of Joy, Studio City, as your  chosen charity, bookmark it, and every time you shop, Amazon will donate a portion to Elayne’s Tails of Joy rescue at NO cost to you. You’ll be saving lives every time you shop.

Feb 14, 2017 Rolling Stone dubbed her the “First Lady of Standup Comedy”, and named her one of Rolling Stone’s “50 Best Stand-up Comics of All Time” to go with Comedy Central naming her one of the 100 Best Comedians of all time.

Tonight Show Elayne Boosler June 3, 2015

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Animal Activist? Well, yes. This is what I do the other 23 hours of every day. I run my own nationwide non-profit animal rescue and advocacy organization, Elayne Boosler’s “Tails of Joy“. We help rescue every animal, from dogs and cats to elephants and dolphins.

Elayne Boosler with Tails of Joy rescue pup Beau.

Check us out, and be sure to shop. We have great stuff and it all goes 100% to saving lives. Enjoy our latest rescue press: Dogster Hero!


We’re always under construction. Of course, I’m from New York. We’re using the same guys who are doing La Guardia Airport, so please check back in eighteen years, and the site will be almost ready. Thank you. We used dogs, cats and elephants to build Elayne’s animal rescue website, “Tails of Joy”, so of course that was done on time. You can always trust animals.