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FUNNY BUSINESS: Does Blatant Comedy Have a Place In Soaps?

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(Jack Abbott, “Y&R”): “I wish comedy was a much larger element in soap operas. We just lost (Phyllis Summers), who I thought was a very funny character. And we lost (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.”