Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Wendy Liebman



This recent appearance by Wendy Liebman on The Late Show with David Letterman wasn't the first one she'd made since I'd become her Facebook friend, but merely the latest in a long career which has seen her win fans around the world...

I'm not sure where I first saw her - likely on a late night talk show, or else in front of a cheesy brick wall on some stand-up show on basic cable, as long ago as the late 1980s - but I know that from that first appearance I was enamoured of the way she employed redirection in landing her punchlines, giving her Catskills-inspired shtick an entirely modern twist.

Why she's never been given a sitcom is one of those eternal mysteries that keeps my ink-stained heart beating; after all, maybe one day I'll be the one to write it for her...
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2 comments:

Y | O | Y said...

Thanks for this clip. I've always loved her!

michael sean morris said...

Me too! Imagine my surprise when she accepted my friend request on Facebook!