Comedian Elayne Boosler on ‘Timeless’ Boxed Set, Tails Of Joy, and What’s Next
By Darren Paltrowitz — Published Oct 26, 2018 in Jewish Journal
The first female to have her own one-hour comedy special on television, Elayne Boosler has always been an innovator. Beyond being a prolific stand-up comic and actress, Boosler has also been an active philanthropist, author and political activist. Simply put, she has remained busy for decades doing great projects that are meaningful to her.
The latest release from Elayne Boosler is “Timeless,” a boxed set that features her latest album, “The 50/50 Club.” I had the pleasure of speaking with her about “Timeless” and plenty more.
While working as a doorman at The Improvisation comedy club in New York City, Brooklyn-born comedian Elayne Boosler met comic Andy Kaufman, who convinced her she should do stand-up comedy. She went on to become one of the most successful female comics, with a string of cable-TV specials, non-stop TV talk show appearances and touring. Elayne, who is also very active in animal activism, is my guest on today’s “Breaking It Down” at 2pm EST on LI News Radio 103.9FM, or online at the link below. The show can also be heard on the Florida stations 900-AM (The Talk of the Palm Beaches) and 104.9-FM (The Talk of Gainesville).
The Maine Edge: Let me see if I understand this correctly. Your new box set sells on Amazon for $19. When people email you a copy of their receipt, you donate $25 to the animal rescue organization of the purchaser’s choice. You’re basically giving it away. Has your accountant told you that this might not be a great business plan?