What has Elayne Boosler been up to? Funny you should ask. “I know you missed me, but I was right here, alive and busy. Merrill Markoe and I sat in for Stephanie Miller on radio for two years, I did a lot with baseball, and I'm thinking of putting 100 blowjob jokes in my act so I can get on Comedy Central. Luckily, they won't have to be funny. I still do tons of concerts to raise rescue money for animals everywhere, some touring, write for Huffington Post, finishing a book called Forever for the fall, and working on a comedy CD. Recently produced and hosted St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa's All-Star 60th Birthday Roast DVD to help pay off his new animal shelter in Walnut Creek called ARF.” When it comes to saving animals, Boosler walks her dog like she talks it. “L.A. is drowning in foreclosure dogs. People are walking out the front door and leaving their loved ones out back to die. And we thought dating was bad. Tails of Joy is national and helps all animals,” she says of the organization that benefits from The Dog and Pony Show. The lineup features Boosler, Marianne Curan, Markoe, Laraine Newman, Eric Saperstein and others. “It's a great night of dog lovers reading personal stories and sharing milk and cookies!” adds Boosler. “Cookies! My fashion philosophy is, if you're not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.” At Writers Boot Camp at Bergamot Station.

Tue., March 3, 7:30 p.m., 2009

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