Last night’s fund-raising event for California assembly candidate, Torie Osborn, at the Directors Guild in West Hollywood was packed with smiling supporters. Legendary performing artist, Lily Tomlin, effortlessly entertained the capacity crowd with her iconic characterization of former telephone operator Ernestine Tomlin, now working for a claim denying HMO. Bruce Vilanch spilled delicious witticisms about his time working with movie star Mae West, early in his Hollywood career as a comedy writer. Hal Sparks ramped up the energy within a fast-paced, highly polished standup routine to finish off the evening. The audience was in stitches. Thanks to my pal, renowned radio show host Cary Harrison, for inviting me.