Press

Articles about and interviews with Elayne.

That Time I Bombed

Vancouver Straight – November 1, 2017 – That Time I Bombed is where the Straight asks comedians about their life-changing shows, favourite specials, and, a subject that any peformer will face at some point in their career, a time that they bombed on stage.

Top three comedy specials/albums

Elayne Boosler — Party of One  read more

 

NY Times Wordplay

October 29, 2017

Deb Amlen’s super popular NY Times online “Wordplay” column gives a lovely shout out to our Tails of Joy today, as we go along solving the Sunday puzzle together.

“Tricky Clues 13A: “Canine supporters” could be all the wonderful rescue organizations that abound (Like Elayne Boosler’s Tails of Joy), but today we’re talking teeth, so the answer is GUMS.”

David Letterman’s Friends Weigh In on Mark Twain Prize

Washington Post October 20, 2017 David Letterman will be receiving the Mark Twain Prize for Humor, and his friends weigh in.

Elayne Boosler, also part of the Comedy Store scene, appreciated that when Letterman launched “Late Night” in 1982, he chose the best comics to appear — regardless of gender. That wasn’t the case on “The Tonight Show,” she says, which, with the exception of Joan Rivers, rarely featured female comedians. Read more…

NY Times’ “Crosswords With the Stars”

July 12, 2017

What fun! To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the New York Times Crossword puzzle, they’ve tipped their hat to “Dancing With the Stars” by teaming celebrities up with regular crossword contributors to make “Crosswords With the Stars”. Ok, they don’t call it that, but I’ve got on too much makeup, hair extensions, and huge high heels anyway. These puzzles will appear once a month throughout the year. They’ve had Bill Clinton, Jesse Eisenberg, Lisa Loeb, and today, it’s Patrick Merrell and me! Our puzzle is “Modern-Day Remake”. And we got to be the guest bloggers today on the NY Times Wordplay site, talking about how we did “Crosswords With the Stars”. If you’d like more laughter, read the last NY Times Wordplay blog I did on solving that Sunday’s puzzle. Have fun solving! (I love Patrick Merrell’s sketch above of our mousy time together.)

Just in: Yes, they do indeed review crossword puzzles. Read our raves:

Here         and          Here.

From my friend Iliza Shlesinger (and her cute little thumb):

Iliza Shlesinger‏ 

@iliza

Went and grabbed a @nytimes crossword because @ElayneBoosler – one of my favorite women in comedy, is featured in it. This is so fucking cool

 

@iliza #SpoilerAlert thanks @ElayneBoosler for a fun @nytimes crossword!

Two Women Walk Into a Club: Melissa Leo and Ari Graynor

 

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GRAYNOR I was aware of the importance of Elayne Boosler, and she seemed to be a singular woman on this scene and within this community. How much she was everyone’s friend, lover, mother, cousin, teacher. There’s a parallel, in that I’m the lone female comic, but who I play and who she is are two totally different human beings.

Read the entire article here at the NY Times.