JULIE HALSTON IS A VERY FUNNY WOMAN
Baslow went to school with Julie Halston. When he returned to New York, fresh from his graduate school debacle, he spent a few years palling around with Julie, before he (and then she) got married. She possesses an almost purely witty intelligence. She can wring laughter merely out of a reading of a society-page story in the New York Times.
Julie is quite well-known among theater people. She served a long, hilarious stretch in Charles Busch's Theater-in-Limbo company. She has come to be a mainstay of the New York cabaret scene. She has appeared on television, in several movies and in many plays. She is, quite simply, hilarious.
Here is a Playbill bio...the Internet Movie Database's list of her film and television roles...and an online interview video.
Here's a picture of Julie with Carol Channing at the Drama Desk Awards, a few years ago.
This is InStyle's coverage of a party at which Julie entertained.
Here is a quote from Julie about the craft of writing one-woman shows.
About pet peeves.
WOMEN IN HEAT, at Caroline's Comedy Club.
Understudying Jean Smart, in You Can't Take it With You
The Best of Julie Halston