Diller the thriller

On Aug. 20, the world lost a comedy legend. For almost 60 years Phyllis Diller made us laugh. Luckily many of those funny lines and performances can still be found on the Internet.
But for comedy writers, Phyllis was so much more. For many, me included, Phyllis was the first official paycheck as a writer and the stepping stone to a career.
The one thing about Ms. Diller that I will always remember is her generous nature. Phyllis took every opportunity to encourage, praise, and lift the spirits ...

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