This is an audio recording of Jonathan Winters, Fannie Flagg and Lee Goldberg talking about writing humor at the 1996 Santa Barbara Writers Conference (pictured: Jan Curran & Jonathan Winters at the conference).

Jonathan Winters died today at age 87. I was very lucky and had the chance to have dinner with him back in 1996 at the Santa Barbara Writer's Conference...and then to be on a panel with him and Fannie Flagg on writing humor that same night. I was honored...and absolutely terrified. What the hell was a nobody like me doing on the same stage as a legend like Winters? He was incredibly gracious and hilariously funny...and that night is one of my most treasured memories of my career.

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