Where do you go after Broadway? Omaha, of course. Elayne Boosler, Top Tomata, was voted “Special of the Year” by the readers of Cable Guide Magazine, a big deal back then! This show was actually performed live from Omaha, initially for ninety minutes, without any delays, editing, or stopping. It was the truest “live” standup comedy special ever. Again, the opening Elayne wrote for this special, a literal play based on the old “Top Banana” Broadway show, is so on the money, it could have been written just yesterday.
Elayne Boosler: Live Nude Girls
Elayne Boosler, Live Nude Girls, was performed at the Majestic Theater in Dallas, TX. Elayne, though a New Yorker, has proven throughout her long career that great comedy, based in human emotion and experience, speaks to everyone. This show is hilarious, and like all Elayne’s other shows, has the balance that keeps women, and men, laughing at themselves and their foibles. Elayne has never considered herself a “female” comic, whatever that is. She is a comedian who speaks to everyone.
Elayne Boosler: Party of One
Groundbreaking. The first one hour standup comedy cable special by a woman. Self-financed as Elayne saved up a little money and got tired of years of them saying “no”, while every male comic was already on his second special. After nationwide rave reviews, it opened the floodgates for women in standup comedy.
Elayne Boosler: Broadway Baby
What does every Brooklyn girl in show business dream of? Being on Broadway, of course. Elayne Boosler, Broadway Baby, fulfills that dream. It is funny and smart, and it set the bar for creative, full production opening scenes in standup specials. It’s a full musical comedy opening shot live, right down Broadway, followed by one of the funniest specials ever.