An Emmy-winning television writer and stand-up comedienne, she was the head writer for the original
In 1970, she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Art. She subsequently secured a teaching position at the University of Southern California.
She was a columnist for The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, and LA Weekly, among other publications.
She was born in New York, and she grew up in Florida and California. She had a long-lasting relationship with musician Andy Prieboy.
She received an Emmy award for her work on Late Night with David Letterman.