Hard to pigeonhole

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Now 36, she has done two late-night television sets but considers them a bad form for her brand of comedy, so she won’t return. Hard to pigeonhole, her comedy begins with a strong, dynamic stage presence and arguments that take some time to build.(NYTimes)

Hi, everyone
I wonder why it's not "hard to be pigeonholed". Thanks
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  • Barque

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    why it's not "hard to be pigeonholed".
    That wouldn't have sounded natural, and also it wouldn't have matched the tense of "her comedy begins".

    (The quotation marks are important. Without them the meaning of your question changes.)
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