There's no tradition today except initials, 'CSI,' 'NCIS,' all the rest. Even with reruns today, people don't know there was a 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' or 'Andy Griffith,' or 'Cheers.'
I love Twitter, but some people use profanity so much that at some point it's like saying, 'Pass the salt.'
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
Racial humor was about 35% of my act when I first started. But I realized that it was a crutch. What brought it home was when another comedian said to me, 'If you changed color tomorrow, you wouldn't have any material.' He meant it as a put-down, but I took it as a challenge.
DOB - July 12, 1937