...and, as a comedy person, I get a lot of e-mails from friends and family, saying "isn't this hilarious?" Often it's not. But I have a soft spot for Mrs. Hughes. Awww, her name is Carol, just like my mom. Apparently she didn't start doing stand-up until she was forty.
“Years ago I heard Merv Griffin interview Phyllis Diller, and she said she started doing comedy when she was thirty-nine. I remember saying to myself, ‘I could do that.’"
Nellie recently pointed out the fact that Diller was in her thirties before she began doing comedy, as well, since I continually fight this nagging feeling of "I waited too long to start comedy, blah blah self-defeatingcakes."
It's never too late! Go forth and blossom, funny people! The world needs a good laugh. Rock on, Mrs. Hughes.