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Editor’s Note: Comedian/writer/animal activist Elayne Boosler has performed live, on TV and radio for over 40 years. On August 31, Comedy Dynamics will release “Timeless,” a boxed set of her TV specials and her new CD. Catch up at Elayneboosler.com. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. Watch Boosler in season 2 of The “History of Comedy,” Sundays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Note: Readers may find some of the language below, offensive.
Every time someone gets busted for a horrific statement, he or she suddenly announces: “It was a joke!”
Uh uh. No. You are not going to cloud up our art form with your ill-conceived oral feculence. Read more…
In a New Documentary, a Lens Into Robin Williams’s Beautiful Mind.
Williams offstage was as withdrawn as onstage he was vivacious. “If you met him during the day you’d never know what he became at night,” the comedian Elayne Boosler recalls.
Radar Online: Robin Williams Documentary.
“Robin started pursuing me, I had never been so pursued in my life,” Boosler says in an interview. “All the comics were so caring for me and they said ‘you know we think he has a girlfriend in San Francisco’…I said, ‘do you have a girlfriend in San Francisco?”….
Review: ‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’ is a poignant portrait of a comic giant and his vulnerability.
The testifiers include early-days girlfriend and fellow comic Elayne Boosler (“I’ve never been so pursued in my life”)…
‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’ review: He remains a mystery.
“Very quiet in real life,” says fellow comedian Elayne Boosler. “You wouldn’t know from the daytime what he would become at night…”
Lawyer Turns Comic.
“A New Haven club where Elayne Boosler headlined in freezing February didn’t do heating. I could see my own breath…”
Wonkette takes a look at how The Third Lady’s fashion is covered. Thanks for the shout out.
Sundance Review of HBO Robin Williams Documentary.
And then there’s the film’s impressive array of interviews: David Letterman recalls thinking that he’d picked perhaps the worst time to move to L.A. to become a comedian after seeing Williams onstage. Elayne Boosler talks about being Williams’ girlfriend while acknowledging his need to have other women, including another girlfriend in San Francisco, Valerie Velardi, who eventually became his first wife…