FUNNY BUSINESS: Does Blatant Comedy Have a Place In Soaps?
Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott, “Y&R”): “I wish comedy was a much larger element in soap operas. We just lost Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers), who I thought was a very funny character. And we lost Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), also a very funny character. So we lost a lot of comedy in the last year, and I hope we get some of it back.”