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Ritch Shydner is one of the most respected names in the comedic world and the author of the new book “Kicking Through The Ashes:  My Life As A Stand-Up In The 1980s Comedy Boom.”

In this conversation with Nick Digilio, he talks about the friendship he developed with Phyllis Diller and the great advice she gave him, developing shingles partially because of Johnny Carson and that one time Sean Penn heckled him….and why it was a good thing.

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