I’m the first to admit, I don’t have a whole lot in life to complain about. I have a great family, I enjoy my writing, corresponding with readers, and other ventures which bring me joy, but in those rare moments when I’m feeling bitter, a little Betty Butterfield always makes me feel a bit better.
The wonderful performer who plays Betty has gotten a lot of flack for performing a non-P.C. character as well, and I can’t help but wonder if that transgression is why “Betty” is not a bigger star… Not every one of her videos is a hit out of the ball park, but most can easily bring a few laughs, especially if you have Southern roots, as I do!
I gotta admit, I love being name-checked by people I respect! Band of Thebes and Stephen Bottum gave me an unexpected shout-out in referencing the birthday of Fortune Feimster and my love for her character of Hooter’s waitress Darlene Witherspoon. Yes, it is comedy of the lowest common denominator, but any excuse to share a funny video is good by me. Enjoy!
I’m taking this week off from writing, so I thought I’d treat you all to this inspired comedy from Lois Bromfield. During my L.A. days, though I don’t consider myself a “bar person”, I went to the clubs almost every night for 4 years straight. West Hollywood’s Revolver had a comedy night, and this video was one of their staples. It never fails to make me laugh. Enjoy!