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THE COMEDIENNE

Lynn Ruth Miller, 83


The last laugh

The American discovered stand-up in her 70s, and wants audiences to leave her shows believing that it is never too late to achieve their dreams.

As far as I know, I’m the oldest stand-up comedienne still standing: anyone older would be sitting down. I always say that I didn’t start doing stand-up until I was 71 because I didn’t want to peak too early, but the fact is I don’t believe in peaking. Life is a long journey and you never truly peak until the second before you die.

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