Renee Taylor Talks About "My Life On A Diet"

If you’re Lainie Kazan and your voice deserts you hours before a singing gig, who you gonna call?

For Kazan, who recently had such a crisis, the answer was Renée Taylor, the actress-writer who is bringing her one-woman show, “My Life on a Diet,” to the George Street Playhouse from November 19 through December 15.

“Tonight,” Taylor said during an interview, “I’m going to 54 Below (a Manhattan cabaret). My friend Lainie Kazan called me and said, ‘I have laryngitis. I can’t sing. Come and do some jokes with me so people don’t ask for their money back.’

“I said, ‘OK, but you’ve got to do my jokes, whether you like them or not.”

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