During the 1960's, After hitchhiking her way from Detroit, MI to NYC's East Village, Lily Tomlin began her career as the most inventive Howard Johnson's diner waitress anyone has ever seen. Astounding her Broadway customers with efficiency, humor and grace, Lily night after night entertained in her modified Ho-Jo's uniform. Needing to take another gig, she fell into the stand-up comedian Off-Broadway performance arena that is displayed below.