Elayne Boosler

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17-01-2023 • 3 mins

The New York Times once called Elayne Boosler a "comedy master who hasn't gotten her due." Well, let's correct that starting now! From her start in the 1970s, Elayne established herself as skilled practitioner of observational comedy, often centering on her life and challenges as a single woman. In 1985, she had the first cable comedy special headlined by a female comic -- and she had to pay the production costs herself. A frequent guest on tv variety and talk shows, Elayne continues to tour and shoot specials -- only now someone else pays the production costs! Find more Elayne below and thanks, as always for sharing our shows.

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Elayne participated in the Comic Relief benefits of the 1980s. In this bit, she expertly discusses some of the challenges of living in the city. https://youtu.be/DjDC6Yj2OrQ

Elayne's first big tv break was on an Evening at the Improv and it established her style -- sharp, yet playful observational comedy. https://youtu.be/RWNArzJN4Ek

Now over 70, Elayne keeps touring, now turning her sharp observational eye toward that season of life. This comes from a recent show at the Gotham Comedy Club. https://youtu.be/E5XjyH1ZieU