Joan Rivers: Phyllis Diller paved the way for women in comedy

  • Article by: JOAN RIVERS , Special to the Washington Post
  • Updated: August 26, 2012 - 3:04 PM

She did this by building the first bridge between old ideas and new ones about what a female comedian should be.

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pumiceAug. 26, 1211:11 PM

What a lovely eulogy! The sign of a life well-lived is that people miss you when you're gone.

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davehougAug. 27, 12 9:29 AM

Folks don't realize how hard it is to entertain (not just shock and embarass like today's comics) with just words & delivery and have folks asking for more. RIP Phyllis.

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