Remembering Phyllis Diller

A unique Qualicum BEach perspective on a comedy legend

  • Aug. 24, 2012 2:00 p.m.
Qualicum Beach resident John Barton had an interesting perspective on recently passed comedy giant Phyllis Diller. “The bigger the name

Qualicum Beach resident John Barton had an interesting perspective on recently passed comedy giant Phyllis Diller. “The bigger the name

Qualicum Beach resident John Barton had an interesting perspective on recently passed comedy giant Phyllis Diller. “The bigger the name, the better the people, and Phyllis was huge at the time, she was wonderful,” he said of his experience interviewing her on his BCTV show in the early 1970s. Though he only met her once, they went for dinner after the show and it was all a memorable experience, including the use of some of her trade mark blue-humour. Diller died at her L.A. home Monday at the age of 95.