In California, Groucho asked if I’d like to join him for lunch at the legendary Hillcrest Country Club. I was surprised when he only nodded to the famous faces at the comics’ table and steered me past them to the writers’ one.
Groucho: [sotto voce] Comedians can’t talk about anything but show business. Writers know politics. But they also know the important things in the world. Like literature and psychology. And poetry, and history, and young women with great sets of pins like our waitress.
He was right on all counts. They were legendary names and the talk was rich. And funnier than Limbaugh. Even at his best.