Pauly's mom, but don't hold that against her. She was a lion of comedy in L.A., ran the Comedy Store, and gave shots to every young comic who came to LA. The comics who played there are too numerous to mention -- Letterman, Leno, Richie, Andy, Seinfeld, and on and on. All the comics we've known from the seventies on have played there.
She was tough but loved her guys and did anything for them. Paid the medical bills for a comic whose father was dying of cancer, lent money generously to comics and did everything she could to get them on Carson or gigs elsewhere.
Knew her pretty well -- babysat for her kids one night, Letterman was supposed to do it, but he got a gig and Mitzi had to go somewhere. Wasn't a comic myself, just wrote for comics and shows and she always asked me to come take a look at someone she thought was good. Most of the time she was right.
Following the death of Chuck Mccann, who I saw there many times, this is double tough hit in the my memories.
R.I.P Legend of Comedy. Much love.