LT: I was at a college show and it was terrible. I thought, "Well, I do stuff like this, but my stuff is relevant. It speaks to something in the human condition." The kid who produced the show said, "Oh if we just had another piece of material!" and I said timidly, "I think I might have something!" I took a guy that I was friendly with in the show and said, "Just interview me like I'm your distinguished guest. Ask me about my charity work, my social activities, and my daughter's debut party." My mother's maiden name is Ford and the Ford family lived in Grosse Pointe (a suburb of Detroit). Charlotte Ford was my age and she was making her debut. So I ad-libbed and everything was tasteful, tasteful, tasteful and then I say "Now I'd like to extend an invitation to your viewers to attend some kind of civic meeting and I think we all know what that entails." That'd get big laughs because they knew you had to be WASPy. And then I would get up. I would uncross my legs and I had a nice decorous skirt on. I wasn't flashing anyone but I would suggest pushing myself off on my knees with the heel of my hand, like a woman might have done in those days. It smashed her self-image. And that was just, like, genius. I got all kinds of attention, went on all the local shows, and then I left for New York.