After being in show biz for over sixty years, Larry Gelbart knows a thing or two about a thing or two. A prolific comedy writer, he's written for Sid Caesar and Bob Hope, helped create the television series M*A*S*H, and co-written the Oscar-nominated screenplay Tootsie. At 79, he's working on yet another television show, and a couple of stage productions to boot-and all this in a business that worships what he calls the "holy demographic:" 18-49 year olds.
Here Gelbart tells us some of the lessons he's learned over the years. For starters, he says it's okay to go to bed angry. Why didn't someone tell us sooner?