"But it's so tough right now," she openly laments. "Broadway has gone sort of corporate, and there's not much room for inventive shows. I mean, c'mon! Saturday Night Fever is the worst fuckin' musical of my life, and it's holdin' up a theater from good shows. But workin' standup for 16 years -- which was a good, steady living -- I learned to be patient. Standup teaches you how to say, "Fuck it,' which is an actor's most important tool. Acting is listening."
Mark these words: There's going to be a lot of listening to Lea DeLaria in the coming decades. Catch her Friday night so you can say, "I was there when."