Jul 29, 2017
Conversation #160, recorded on July 25th 2017. Susan Silver is a veteran sitcom writer, known for penning early episodes of THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW, THE BOB NEWHART SHOW, PARTRIDGE FAMILY, SQUARE PEGS, LOVE AMERICAN STYLE and the pilot episode of MAUDE. In her new tell-all memoir HOT PANTS IN HOLLYWOOD: SEX, SECRETS AND SITCOMS, she reveals amazing run-ins with comedy legends Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl, Mel Brooks, Bill Cosby, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Buddy Hackett, Dick Van Dyke and Presidents Nixon and Clinton. We talk Trump on SNL, the revolution of satirists (Jon Oliver, Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, among others) and the great funny females at the height of their powers. Hail Satire! is hosted and produced by Vic Shuttee.